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.
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