The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.