So, Zuma is gatvol. Now he knows how SA felt about his presidency

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So, Zuma is gatvol. Now he knows how SA felt about his presidency

After a vexing morning wrestling with paperwork, he complained that he was being cross-examined

Features editor

Who would want to be president? Needy cabinet ministers demand attention day and night and officious bureaucrats keep laying ambushes to commandeer the presidential signature to be attached to yet another document. 

There’s a mountain of boring stuff to wade through each day before the incumbent can put feet up on a comfy footstool on the stoep of Mahlamba Ndlopfu.

Ronald Reagan had the right idea. He had a daily afternoon nap and, voila, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. His presidential team presumably felt more secure suffering his snores than having him toying with that red telephone. Donald Trump’s executive circle prefer keeping their human wrecking ball distracted with hamburgers and Coke and far away from sensitive state matters...

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