- Ranjeni Munusamy
As the scandal around President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead mounts and his leadership weaknesses become more evident, it becomes increasingly difficult, even for his most ardent supporters, to justify why they support his re-election at Mangaung. The failed attempt by opposition parties to pass a vote of no confidence against Zuma saw the ANC try every possible means to avoid having to defend his leadership, as that could have proved an insurmountable task. And yet, almost inexplicably, Zuma’s campaign for a second term is still on track. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.