It's been a grim few weeks of mounting evidence of this impunity Zuma believes he is entitled to, while evidence is not suffered to stand in his way.
We signed both the Rome Statute and the African Union protocol that sitting heads of state would not be prosecuted - surely a policy contradiction.
Instead of acknowledging the logistical challenges at hospitals and clinics, the minister has tried to shift the focus to others.
Leaders promoting such hatred are no better than those leading xenophobic attacks.
The killings at Glebelands hostel continue amidst accusations of partisan law enforcement - inevitably fuelling perceptions of official complicity.
How much is enough? What will be the tipping point for those of us who are law-abiding, concerned citizens?
US justice authorities' deadly earnest suggests that sooner or later they will train a spotlight on our administrators and politicians.
A lack of maths and science education directly affects the quality of life of young people trying to lift themselves out of poverty.
Given the faction-ridden nature of South African politics and the deep divisions in the ANC a further turn of the wheel is quite conceivable.
It's disconcerting when our Constitution's founding mothers misconstrue the rationale behind constitutional guarantees of MPs' freedom of speech.
Some of those who abhor classical liberalism are in fact liberals at heart - they just don't know it.
The Constitutional Court must indeed rule on the matter of doctor-assisted dying, if only because of the need for a national rule.
Lingering suspicions are extremely damaging to Sars, one of the few state institutions to have retained a reputation for integrity.
Poverty levels have dropped but 20% of South Africans are still extremely poor. This is unacceptable for a 21-year-old upper-middle-income country.
We should never forget that our Constitution was designed to prevent the state from violating the rights of citizens and that includes crime suspects.
The crying need at this moment is for a united stand against these outrages from all prominent South Africans.
No justification can redeem acts such as the Garissa massacre. Such clarity is a boon when it can be hard to sort freedom fighters from terrorists.
South Africa and Nigeria need each other in many ways. It is time the countries start behaving like it again and strengthen the common interest.
The internal money problems are probably most damaging, as they reveal a state of financial mess more dire in magnitude than what Vavi is accused of.