It is the small things that get you. Like, Nathaniel's wife is six months pregnant. He is a young man who, anywhere else in the world, would be making his way up the corporate ladder. She is somewhere in the deep dark depths of Mutare, Zimbabwe. He is working as a gardener in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. He cannot go home.
Stripped of his Madiba-inspired song and dance, Jacob Zuma's political report was filled with petty deflections and omissions, argues Justice Malala.
The "buffoon" of South African politics has been named as one of Africa's 10 most powerful young men by international business magazine Forbes.
Zuma's victory is not just about what he did. It is also about what Motlanthe and his ineffectual band of supporters did not do, says Justice Malala.