n Journal for Contemporary History - Die afdanking van adjunkpresident Jacob Zuma : 'n sage in politieke kommunikasie [deel II]

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



"South African President Thabo Mbeki's decision to sack his deputy, Jacob Zuma, was one of his toughest political calls. Was he to retain a popular member of his government, or to send out a firm signal against corruption? In the end, it was clean government that won the day, attracting widespread praise for the president. "In his address to a joint sitting of parliament, Mr Mbeki took pains to make clear his responsibilities as president in a case that is unprecedented in South Africa's 11 years of democracy" ( 2005a:1).

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