Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
18 Feb 2021
7:01 am

Beware of leaders’ charisma….it can be a dangerous tool

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

Were we so blind that we let charisma preside over political intelligence and ability?

Former President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Michel Bega

May we have learned more than we have lost. From the northern to the southern hemisphere, the lessons, although different, have such vast similarities they are almost impossible to ignore. Who would have thought that South Africa and the US could be put in a parallel comparison, on a political scale, even? In 2009, SA took a liking to Jacob Zuma. The feminists and conservative pockets of the population opposed it, but he rose to power for two terms as head of state. Today, he has fallen from grace. ALSO READ: Zondo spreading ‘political propaganda’ against me defiant Zuma says In...