Every time Zuma hits the spy button his scapegoats get closer to ...


Every time Zuma hits the spy button his scapegoats get closer to home

He used to say these devils were in the CIA and ‘White Monopoly Capital’, now he’s finding them inside his office


Jacob Zuma says Derek Hanekom “is a known enemy agent”. This brings to three the number of alleged spies appointed by Zuma to senior positions while he was in office. Which raises important questions. After all, fool him once, shame on you. Fool him twice, shame on him. But fool him three times, and you’re dealing with a very special kind of fool indeed.

The latest Zuma “revelation” – and I use that word in its biblical sense of hallucinations experienced by pre-modern patriarchs – all started on Tuesday, when the EFF claimed that Hanekom had approached them in 2017 to discuss a vote of no confidence in Zuma.

On Wednesday night, Ace Magashule, a failed dairy farmer who has nevertheless perfected the art of milking, joined the fray, writing the sort of statement that only a hunted man can sweat onto the page. Hanekom, he sad, was a “charlatan” and a “wedge driver”, which I assume is some sort of golf club that allows you to tee off out of sand traps, which is pretty much what Magashule’s statement was...

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