While Jacob Zuma’s recall and prosecution can be seen as an early gift to the nation, the former No.1 is clearly not planning to give up without a fight.
Maybe energised by his lovely young baby mama, aged 25, and the newest baby who turns one in a few weeks’ time, Zuma is not planning to fade into obscurity the way other presidents have.
He gave himself an early Christmas present by “moving with times”, as he put it, and joining Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Julius Malema was one of the first to welcome him to social media. Interesting since Cyril Ramaphosa is planning to meet with Zuma soon to have a “frank discussion” about some concerning comments he has made.
One of these may well be his Tweet in support of land nationalisation, which is not ANC policy. Some people suggested this may be Zuma’s attempt to kiss and make up with Julius Malema, whose EFF is pro-nationalisation.
But THE most curious Zuma development has been a report I initially dismissed as a joke.
When I first saw it, it sounded so absurd in my head, that I ignored it and continued about my business.
But it is, in fact, true - Jacob Zuma is planning to record an album.
The eThekwini Municipality announced it will fund Zuma recording his favourite Struggle songs in a project meant to preserve the history of liberation songs.
I can only assume they will be expediting this project so Zuma’s voice can be blasted out of election rally speakers across the country.
I would not have believed that was possible if angels announced it to me last year.
But in an election year, reality and fiction get intertwined in a mind-bending twilight zone of absurd weirdness. Expect a lot more where that comes from.