Jacob Zuma left me pleasantly surprised this week. It's only the second time that this has happened since he became our president.
The first time was when he appointed General Siphiwe Nyanda as Minister of Communications.
General Nyanda proceeded to do the impossible by cleaning up the mess that was Sentech – the national broadcast signal distributor owned by the government.
This time around, the surprise was his announcement of the appointment of Mangwashi "Riah" Phiyega as national police commissioner.