ZUMA SAID: "we support clean and corrupt free government"
CASUS: The Minister of Transport S'bu Ndebele accepted a R1.1m Mercedes Benz S500 from a group of contractors with contracts worth more than R400m in the department.
QUESTION: Why should Ndebele get a Merc for doing his job? Ndebele asked Zuma to make a decision.WHAT ZUMA DID: He gave the nod to Ndebele to keep the Merc.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Zuma missed an opportunity to set the correct tone for his administration by ensuring that special favours for a well connected governing elite are not tolerated.
GOOD NEWS: Ndebele gave the Merc back and will use the money to educate emerging contractors (OK, he did so after intense pressure, but he did it, didn't he?)