This paper analyzed the recent developments on the South African political landscape, which marked a rupture from one chapter within an epoch to a new one. To be more explicit, the recent manoeuvres by President Jacob Zuma facilitated the conclusion of the decade long Polokwane chapter. The previous chapter with its own internal logics, norms and values has been displaced. The post apartheid epoch, nonetheless continues. However, following the decoupling precipitated by the decisions of President Zuma, a new chapter has been ushered in. In other words South Africa has turned a new leaf in her history and the rules of the game have changed, but this is not obvious to all South Africans.