"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen.” - Lenin
"Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” - Euripides
As we write these lines, the Zuma-Gupta empire is crumbling. In one of the most dramatic days in South African politics in recent memory, Jacob Zuma – and his friends, the Gupta brothers – are being purged by a rival wing of the ruling class. The purge is the most emphatic sign that the two rival factions can no longer cohabitate.