On the day ANC president Jacob Zuma is likely to walk free from years of criminal suspicion, there is no let up in the war of words between the ruling party and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Below is some of what Tutu has said about Zuma over the years:
Last week: Tutu said he was not looking forward to a Zuma presidency.
While the ANC leader was a warm and friendly man, he was not the ideal president, the Witness newspaper and SABC radio news quoted him as saying.
"In the year of [Barack] Obama, can you imagine what it is like when you are walking in New York and they ask you who will be the next president ... at the present time, I can't pretend to be looking forward to having him as my president," said Tutu at a book launch at the Durban City Hall last Wednesday.
He said he hoped the NPA would decide to continue with Zuma's fraud and corruption prosecution.
December 2007:Tutu, one of South Africa's most powerful moral voices, urged the ANC to reject Zuma, saying they should "not choose someone of whom most of us would be ashamed".
"We're very worried that this leader had relations with a woman who regarded him as a parent," he told the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
In September 2006: the retired Anglican archbishop said he was opposed to Zuma becoming president because of his "moral failings".
Tutu said the country had achieved a remarkable degree of stability in 12 years of democracy despite poverty, Aids, corruption and crime problems.
But delivering the Steve Biko memorial lecture at the University of Cape Town, he questioned why a respect for the law, and even life, were missing.
"What has happened to us? It seems as if we have perverted our freedom, our rights, into being irresponsible. Rights go hand in hand with responsibility, with dignity, with respect for oneself and for the other.
"The fact is we still depressingly do not respect one another. I have often said black consciousness did not finish the work it set out to do," he said.