RANJENI MUNUSAMI SOUTH AFRICA 2 APRIL 2014 10:49 (SOUTH AFRICA)
It was no big surprise that President Jacob Zuma chose not to respond in detail to the serious findings Public Protector Thuli Madonsela made against him and his government relating to the security upgrades at his Nkandla residence. He kicked the matter into touch, meaning that a few months down the line he will revert to it (and perhaps create further obfuscation). It is now quite clear that the President of the Republic treats constitutional institutions, Parliament and the people of South Africa with disdain. His latest move shows that he does not even care about the impact this scandal has on his own party. And as Zuma prepares for five more years in office, the situation is not just shocking, but plain disturbing. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.