- Ranjeni Munusamy
It is perhaps a pity that government’s 20-year review document was released two months before the national elections. It is now viewed through the prism of electioneering rather than as an in-depth look at the state of South Africa after 20 years of democracy. Some opposition parties have already accused President Jacob Zuma of using it as a brag book and claim he is skewing the findings to support his “good story” narrative. But what if it were President Nelson Mandela presenting us with the very same document? Would we believe it then? Zuma, though, does not believe the ANC government could have done any better. So this is as good as it gets. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.