On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Leadership Lim Kok Wing University in Malaysia on Tuesday, which he accepted on behalf of all the people of South Africa. (Congratulations to you all.)
On the same day, the Constitutional Court of this country was ruling on the Democratic Alliance's appeal on the scheduling in Parliament of a motion of no confidence debate against the president.
The DA lost the appeal but the court compelled Parliament to change its rules to allow such a debate in future. Perhaps at another time, this will come in handy to opposition parties. But it will take a lot more than a change in parliamentary rules to hold the Teflon Man to account for his leadership.
In his acceptance speech after receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Leadership in Malaysia, President Jacob Zuma quoted Dr Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, the founder of the university which was conferring the award on him.
"Life is about choice. We can choose to just complete a job or set out to do our best. It is better to attempt our best because then we test our limits. In doing this, we learn...