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Thokozile Mokoenanyana via SMS
Former president Jacob Zuma must go to jail like any criminal if found guilty. We, as law-abiding citizens, are resolute. We were ashamed to be called South Africans, particularly members of the ANC who know what the ANC stands for. Today we have to fork out more as a result of the increased VAT. I concur with comrade Andrew Mlangeni that irrespective of one’s standing in society, once proven to have engaged in criminal activity it has to be straight to jail.
When the high court finds Zuma guilty of corruption, he will be jailed like any other criminal. He finally came before the Durban High Court last week, but it took almost 10 years for that to happen. He knows how to run circles around the South African judicial system. The constitution of the ANC has provisions for terminating the membership of a cadre, which will kick in. The integrity commission has now more powers to deal with recalcitrant members. There’s no doubt Zuma will drag the current cases before the court ’til kingdom come, testing the constitution of the ANC, the Constitution of the country and the judicial system to their limits.
How can anyone support Zuma in the face of the unbelievable damage that has been inflicted upon South Africa during his presidency? State capture and the Guptas are factual. For the president, his family and Cabinet to openly collaborate to enrich a family of Indian nationals at the expense of the hopelessly poor South Africans is beyond comprehension and logic. That some of these same poor people go out to support Zuma now must be proof of incredible stupidity, and that includes ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula and former ANC Have your say by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or use the SMS line and send your comments to 35697 @ R1.50 per SMS
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