/ 1 April 2024

The fallacy of politicians as saviours

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Sign of the times: Political leaders sometimes inspire fanatical devotion. Former president Jacob Zuma at the St John Apostolic Church in Johannesburg is flanked by Reverend John Molefe Moloi and Archbishop Daniel Mathe. (Lucky Morajane/Gallo Images)
They are as weak and flawed as the rest of us, so why do so many look to them for salvation, asks Des Erasmus

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