- According to the Edelman’s Trust Barometer, 14% of South African's still trust Zuma
- The President of South Africa is increasingly facing calls for his removal from office
- Reports yesterday suggested it was only a matter of time before he made public his resignation
The 2018 edition of the Edelman’s Trust Barometer was compiled after interviews with over 30,000 respondents in 28 countries.
In the section on trust in government, only 14% of South Africans trust Zuma’s lot, while China leads with a score of 84%.
However, one has to wonder what Zuma is still doing right to inspire 14% of a population that's been on the losing end of state capture and 783 corruption charges?
Is it perhaps that those 14% are part of Zuma's corrupt cronies?
Briefly.co.za recalls yesterday, SABC reporter Tshepo Ikaneng reported the national broadcaster had been told “authoritatively” that a deal had been struck and Zuma had agreed to be “recalled”.
The rand gained 1%, but eased back when Zuma’s spokesman described it as fake news.
Ikaneng spent the day outside the gates of a resort near Pretoria where the ANC’s top brass was negotiating Jacob Zuma’s exit.
The party’s increasingly isolated former leader is clinging to power by his fingernails, and the waiting country is now calling the back and forth "Zexit".
It remains to be seen what the outcome will be, but it's unlikely Zuma will be able to maintain his grip on the presidency for much longer.
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