The day many South Africans sold their freedom to worship at the feet of a power-hungry fox

There was rejoicing in the streets of many communities and cities across South Africa today as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced  that President-in-waiting, Jacob Zuma, would not be prosecuted for criminal charges against him. While Lady Justice lay sprawled on the ground, writhing in agony from being repeatedly raped by a conniving fox, there were wild celebrations by ignorant supporters, to mark this inglorious day.

More disgraceful than the fact that Justice had its teeth kicked in once again by slimy politicians, was the behaviour of their supporters. Politically naive South Africans are all too eager to bestow demigod status on deceitful politicians, and therein lies many of this country’s problems. In a country with a more politically savvy population, this outrageous manipulation of the Justice system would not have been tolerated, and power-hungry schemers such as Zuma would be sharing a cell with Bubba.

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6 thoughts on “The day many South Africans sold their freedom to worship at the feet of a power-hungry fox

  1. While Lady Justice lay sprawled on the ground, writhing in agony from being repeatedly raped by a conniving fox, there were wild celebrations by ignorant supporters, to mark this inglorious day.

    I don’t agree, but yet again, I have to say, painfully and beautifully put.

    I think, lady justice has been cajoled against Zuma, and I think too, that most White South Africans have been only too eager to join in the throngs of accusers.

    Our Lady, aforementioned, is supposed to be blind, in the absence of such, she is nothing more than a tool of the powerful. What the recent revelations tell us, is that Lady Justice, has been the emissaries of the powerful.

    Don’t you think its curious how few people are shocked at the terrible hijacking of our judicial system, by the previous administration, as opposed to the so far untested allegations against JZ.

    I do.

    • Hi JP, glad you appreciate the art of writing; expressing yourself through the intelligent use of language is important to me. I do enjoy the use of sarcasm in social commentary.

      The main thrust of my rant was to show my disgust for his supporters, who largely don’t seem to understand (or care about) the underlying problems created by the manipulation of the judicial system. Dangerous precedents and a bad example by a supposed leader, were set. Uncritical support for JZ reminds me too much of the uncritical thinking prevalent in religion.

      Just a passing shot: Don’t you think JZ should have given the justice system a chance to find him “not guilty?” And the other question that begs to be asked: Will every South African now be given the same opportunity to make “representations” before being dragged off to court?

  2. Actually Lenny, all South Africans have that right, and it happens all the time. I practice criminal law as an Advocate, and have had several matters withdrawn after representations.

    One makes these representations to the SPP, DPP or the NDPP.

    Which leads me to your first question, this mechanism is part of the system, if it works for my clients then it must be able to work for Zuma

  3. JP, thanks for the free legal advice. I’ll remember that the next time I fall foul of the law, which I don’t think will be any time soon.

    Having had that clarified, I then don’t begrudge JZ his right to make use of the system. However, I still think he is a power-hungry fox; I hope he proves me wrong for the sake of the country.

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