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The said though the ap­point­ment was a sur­prise it would be sat­is­fied if Zuma wanted to reach out to the SA pub­lic in this way. Ma­haraj is po­lit­i­cally so­phis­ti­cated and he could just per­haps bridge the grow­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions gap.

said com­mu­ni­ca­tion has al­ways been a weak point for Zuma, and Ma­haraj – an ex­pe­ri­enced politi­cian – could per­haps im­prove things. But would he sur­vive the power strug­gle in Zuma’s of­fice?

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