President Jacob Zuma faces a challenging week ahead as he faces a Constitutional Court case against him and having to deliver the State of the Nation Address that should allay fears over the country's economic path.
702's John Robbie on Monday spoke to political economist Dr Mzukisi Qobo regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
Those who have been defending him, especially those who insisted that he has nothing to pay, now have egg on their face.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo, political economist
The matter is very clear. The Public Protector did a sterling job and I think public opinion is stacked against Zuma.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo. political economist
We are certainly going to see disruptions in Parliament. Many will be watching President Jacob Zuma with bated breath.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo, political economist
It's very clear that there is nothing less than bold economic reforms that will take us out of the rut that we're currently in.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo, political economist
What is becoming very evident is that what comes across is that President Zuma is technically incapacitated from making sensible judgments... People have lost trust in him.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo, political economist
I think President Zuma is a big liability for the local government elections... To some he expresses himself as a president who is following the strings of a puppet-master.— Dr Mzukisi Qobo, political economst