Last year, some friends asked me to come spend a week with them at their new home in Mexico. "There's just one thing," they told me. "We don't have any furniture in the guest room yet, so you'll be on an air mattress. You don't mind, do you?"
Jacob Zuma's commitment to communism, apparent disdain for free press and alleged meddling in the justice system are enough to raise the hairs on anyone who believes in open, transparent liberal democracy.