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EDITORIAL | Yet another trial as we wait to find out if Zuma is ...


EDITORIAL | Yet another trial as we wait to find out if Zuma is really sick

While it is unquestionable that his rights must be upheld at all times, he still has to face the law one way or another


It’s now just more than a month ago when former president Jacob Zuma ascended a mobile stage outside his Nkandla homestead to thank his supporters for rising up against an “unjust” order of the Constitutional Court to incarcerate him. 

For about 38 minutes, various speakers hailed him and asked “wenzeni uZuma (What did Zuma do)?”. Throughout the episode, the former president was on his feet. He neither needed a chair nor help standing.

When he spoke, he was his usual animated self. He treated his audience to a rendition of his call to arms piece, uMshini Wam. He cracked jokes about outgoing chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. He regaled his audience about how former Western Cape-based judge Siraj Desai was to be appointed and this was changed at the last minute and deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo was then brought in as someone to chair the commission into state capture...

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