Reminding ourselves what good leadership looks like in a time of bad

As Jacob Zuma's actions so painfully show, we need a new model of leadership outside of a structure that has so far produced more than its share of grifters

04 July 2021 - 00:00 By XOLELA MANGCU

What has caused us to fall so far from grace that a former president is about to serve time for defying a court order? It boggles the mind.

Contrast Jacob Zuma's action with that of Nelson Mandela, who obeyed a frivolous court subpoena sought by the racist rugby boss Louis Luyt. His advisers insisted that this was a racist gambit to humiliate him, but Mandela said it was important for him to demonstrate that he was not above the law...

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