n Journal for Contemporary History - Die afdanking van Adjunkpresident Jacob Zuma : 'n sage in politieke kommunikasie (deel 1)




In die vakwetenskaplike tydskrif, , onder die opskrif, "Signs of decay" vat Prabhakara (2006:1) die hele Zuma-sage in enkele paragrawe saam: "Sleaze and slander involving leading ruling party politicians, including former Deputy President Jacob Zuma, trouble South Africa whose freedom from apartheid rule is only a decade old. "What is one to make of the extraordinary, perhaps even murky, developments that are currently taking place within the ruling African Naional Congress and, more broadly, in the government of South Africa? "The most dramatic of these was the decision announced by President Mbeki ... to 'release the Hon. Jacob Zuma from his responsibilities as Deputy President ... and Member of the Cabinet,' meaning, in plain words, to dismiss him. "The decision to dismiss Jacob Zuma is one of the high points - one would be anticipating too much to say that it was the culmination - of a series of events whose beginnings go back to and, equally, also follow from, the facts, circumstances and rumours, not to speak of planted stories, surrounding the 'strategic defence procurement packages' that the then just-two-year-old democratic government decided to enter into ...".


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