Renjeni Munusami SOUTH AFRICA 24 MArch 2014 11:47 (SOUTH AFRICA)
If the ANC harboured the belief that it could quickly shake off the Nkandla debacle and move attention back to its “good story” election campaign, a briefing with editors on peace and security issues on Monday would have put paid to that theory. The ANC’s security bigwigs were pelted with questions about the Public Protector’s report on the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence. All indications are that strong rear-guard action from government is imminent but, in the meantime, the ANC has to contend with the giant squawking albatross called Nkandla threatening to smother the party’s election messaging. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.