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.
The Legal Resources Centre and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
invite you to attend a celebration of
Africa Human Rights Day
on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 at 13:00
Dean King Hall
St George’s Cathedral
5 Wale Street
Prof Michelo Hansungule
Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists
Eminent expert on African human rights
‘South Africa’s role in the African regional human rights system: achievements and outstanding commitments’
followed by a panel discussion.
RSVP please by Monday, 19 October 2009 to Wilmien Wicomb at
tel: (021) 481 3000
fax: (021) 423 0935BACK TO TOP