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A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.

Rob Rose
Financial Mail
9 May 2007

Did he fall off his horse?

This excerpt from SABC TV news in 1989 is quite a stark reminder of a time when the AWB was thought to be politically important and when their stupid stunts were reported as news on the SABC. No sign of Eugene Terreblanche though – maybe he fell off his horse on the way to the swimming pool?
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