Cursed if we criticise Zuma? Think again
08 OCT 2013 07:10 VERASHNI PILLAY
President Jacob Zuma’s reading of the Bible misses an important point: we are allowed to criticise his decisions whether he likes it or not.
It’s election season, so that means it’s time for President Jacob Zuma to do his rounds of churches and make inflammatory statements, usually to the delight of the nearest journalist.
It’s no secret our president and the dominant body in the ANC at present have strong conservative leanings, often at odds with the liberal-minded founders of our Constitution.
A church context often gives Zuma the opportunity to indulge in these leanings. Whether it’s strictly biblical or not is usually besides the point: it’s a chance for Zuma to speak to an audience who resonate with his traditional, conservative values that often put him at odds with…
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