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Vol 58 No 10

Published 12th May 2017

South Africa

No place to hide

The once popular Jacob Zuma finds his room for manoeuvre ever more restricted as both supporters and enemies box him in

Humiliatingly shunned by both the powerful business community and the forces of labour and the left, President Jacob Zuma is on the defensive as never before. He has had to abandon speeches twice in the past two weeks, in both urban and rural settings. 'Zuma could soon find that the only places he does not have to watch his back are in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal and at the World Economic Forum' (WEF), said an anti-Zuma official in the governing African National Congress (ANC).

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