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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.

H Staud

West­ern Cape

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 let­ters@city­press.co.za. Or use the SMS line and send your com­ments to 35697 @ R1.50 per SMS

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