Amanda Watson
News Editor
3 minute read
30 Dec 2021
4:30 am

2021 Newsmakers: How Zuma took on Covid-19 news

Amanda Watson

It's anyone’s guess what 2022 will hold, but look out for the Zondo report ...

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla

If one thing has dominated the news cycle this year other than Covid, it has to be Jacob Zuma’s continued dismissal of the laws of this country which apply to everyone else, but not to him. Zuma’s defiance of the Zondo commission and the Constitutional Court, followed by his arrest, which led to incredible violence and hundreds dead, his subsequent release, then having his parole overturned again leading to yet another court case … it has become the never-ending story of our times. His actual corruption trial still has to hear its first testimony from when he first sat in...