RANJENI MUNUSAMY SOUTH AFRICA 24 JUNE 2013 01:51
Once upon a time, a people detested their president, believing he was too aloof, too disconnected, too scholarly, too proud to admit his mistakes and impervious of criticism. Five years after dispensing with him, the people detested their new president, believing he is too weak, too corruptible, too backward, contemptuous of the Constitution and lacking the faculty to run the country. And suddenly the other guy they dispensed with started to look like the messiah again. Perhaps everyone is destined to look flawed after Nelson Mandela, or perhaps the presidency is like coaching Bafana Bafana – you really cannot win. Or maybe South Africans keep getting the president they deserve. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.