Richard Poplak is brilliant in dissecting Zuma's interview on Chinese television. This excruciating piece of television explains everything, including why we have #FeesMustFall
and the idiot board of the #SABC
It all trickles down from the morally bankrupt vacuum at the top.
'He writes: Zuma, like Buddha, speaks the language of silence, so no one in this country really knows what he stands for (besides the obvious, of course).
Think about this for a second: a sophisticated, populous, middle-income nation with a large international profile has no fucking idea what the president thinks, if he thinks anything at all.
This absence, this God-shaped hole, is the space into which we stuff any manner of political idolatry. It’s the vastness in which we burn tyres, break a bunch of shit, battle political phantoms, make art, make love, make families, try to figure our way through our history, drink until our hangovers become our Weltshmertz.
And so, the CCTV interview. I have watched it many times, and it serves as a reminder of the dangers of not knowing the cypher who ostensibly runs this place.
Perhaps weirdest of all was Zuma’s mannerisms. He appeared to be tweaking on a combo of uppers and downers, as if he was trying to kill the nyaope high with a jug of Nyquil. His pate was sweaty, he tugged at his nose, he shifted back and forth in his seat.
Regardless of how innocuous the question, he reacted as if Tian had blindsided him with the particulars of the Khwezi case. He karate-chopped the air while making weird hip-hoppish gun gestures.
His summation of South African democracy was insane...'
And you'll have to follow the link to read the rest.#SouthAfrica #ZumaMustGo