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South African president Jacob Zuma (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

The South African Council of Churches labelled the president ‘dishonest’

Members of the South African Faith Communities' Environment Institute protest in late July outside parliament in Cape Town (CNS photo/Nic Bothma, EPA)

The bishops say the government’s nuclear energy plans are unaffordable

South African President Jacob Zuma reads his speech during the memorial service for former Nelson Mandela (PA)

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?