- Ranjeni Munusamy
A media report on Sunday claimed President Jacob Zuma was running scared and would avoid Parliament due to the aggression of the Economic Freedom Fighters against him. The presidency immediately countered the story, saying it was incorrect and grossly misleading. But there are clearly attempts by the ANC to insulate Zuma from the onslaught in Parliament. There have also been persistent rumours about a scaling down of the president’s public appearances due to health concerns. Is it possible to run South Africa remotely, and how is that different from the situation currently? By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.