Country of no consequence is gone

The inimitable Alec Hogg from Daily Insider and giant in the media industry, put it so aptly. Read and enjoy.   The scathing judgement against South Africa’s Public Protector left little to the imagination. In upholding the punitive and personal cost order against her by a margin of 8 to 2, judges occupying the highest authority in the constitutional democracy sent a strong signal: South Africa’s old “Republic of No Consequences” has ended. The majority judgment was clear: evidence shows Busisiwe Mkhwebane abused her office in an effort to terminate…

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