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Sneaky Zuma still hogs headlines — you have to give him that

The media continues to write down what the crooked old guy is saying as if it might help in some way

If you’re alarmed at the prospect of former president Jacob Zuma joining a new political party ahead of the coming elections, calm down. Zuma was great in the wake of an aloof and distant Thabo Mbeki, but without a well-oiled political machine behind him he is a distracted and disorganised mess. 

The crowd awaiting him in a small stadium in Gauteng the other day was so small he didn’t pitch. Obviously he has pulled bigger gatherings in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga since announcing last month that he was going to campaign for a new party named after the ANC’s former armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), but I can’t see him following through. ..

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