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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
26 November 2004

Novel: Slegs Blankes/ Whites Only

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195 pages; Publisher: Kagiso Literer; 1. uitgawe edition (1994) Language: Afrikaans ISBN-10: 079863474X ISBN-13: 978-0798634748 Novel about a young Afrikaans man coming to terms (or not coming to terms) with his sexuality and with the fact that his father worked as a member of a Police death squad during the last decade of the apartheid regime.

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