If the US can’t stop Trump, no wonder SA couldn’t halt Zuma

21 October 2019 - 09:00
The president of the US could have chosen from thousands of picturesque and safe venues for the G7 Summit. He chose his own club.
The president of the US could have chosen from thousands of picturesque and safe venues for the G7 Summit. He chose his own club.
Image: AFP/Nicholas Kamm

Every time I am asked to compare the travails facing the US currently and the 10-year political nightmare faced by SA under Jacob Zuma, I say the US can withstand a poor and even malevolent presidency because its institutions are old, entrenched and very strong.

But for the first time, this week I began to wonder how true this is.

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