In the current crisis another shark has been on people’s minds. In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak quite a few commentators compared Trump to the fictional mayor in Jaws. Steven Spielberg’s mayor refuses at first to accept that a shark is responsible for the fatal attacks – he claims the first was a boating accident. When the evidence becomes hard to refute he still declines to shut the resort. Only when another swimmer gets chewed up on 4 July does he finally accept that he needs to call in the professionals. It’s all rather Trumpian. But only one politician has actually cited the actions of the mayor from Jaws as a model of crisis management, and it isn’t Trump. Boris Johnson used to tease audiences by suggesting that ‘the real hero of Jaws was the mayor, a wonderful politician.
Here are the papers submitted to the Constitutional Court in the two cases relating to the implementation of the Public Protector’s Nkandla Report.
DA case – Public Protector’s papers: DA 4th Resp Heads
DA case – Minister of Police’s Papers: DA 3rd Resp Heads
DA case – President Zuma’s papers: DA 2nd Resp Heads
DA case – Speaker’s papers: DA 1st Resp Heads
DA case – DA’s papers:DA App Heads
EFF case – Public Protector’s papers: EFF 3rd Resp Heads
EFF case – President Zuma’s papers: EFF 2nd Resp Heads
EFF case – Speaker’s papers: EFF 1st Resp Heads
EFF case – EFF’s papersEFF App HeadsBACK TO TOP