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LETTER: Protect our Constitution by arresting Zuma

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Special Official Funeral of the late, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, he was greeting the former President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Special Official Funeral of the late, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu, he was greeting the former President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

Published Mar 23, 2021

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by Jean Michel Bouvier

May I suggest that all the thieves, fraudsters, miscreants, rogues, looters, crooks and the rest of the corrupt, stop beating a path to that shrine called Nkandla, where they kneel, grovel, stoop and beg in front of their fallen idol, and kiss the ring of the capo dei capi and receive his blessings?

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This so they can emulate and follow in his footsteps. They are trying to get him back on his pedestal after his fall from grace.

Zuma must be arrested now. Not only to hold him accountable for his actions of undermining the judiciary, but also to protect the integrity and probity of the Zondo commission, and the honour and virtuousness of the South African constitutional system and the principal that “all are equal before the law”. Why does this principle apply across the world except for South Africa?

We saw it with the 20-year prison sentence handed down to the president of South Korea. Just last week, we saw it with the ex-president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. The charges brought against Sarkozy was for a misdemeanour (Mickey Mouse charges) compared to all the things that Zuma has done, even before he became president with his immoral, illegal and wicked behaviour. The corruption and dishonesty led to the culmination of selling the country to that Indian family.

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Sarkozy ended up with a three-year sentence but Zuma, the untouchable, keeps showing everyone his middle finger with the same panache as when he was running the country as his fiefdom.

Didn’t he have enough “time and space” all those years? What he did during that time was destroy the country.

I want to know why this is happening. It’s because he and his ANC government managed and turned this country into another African Banana Republic. I am being kind to say this as I don’t want to use the same derogative term former US president Donald Trump used.

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* Jean Michel Bouvier, Bryanston.

** The views expressed here are not necessarily those of Independent Media.

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