Sunday, September 24, 2006

What are you (and your supporters) scared of Mr Zuma?

There is a question that nobody appears to be asking.

Many of Mr Zuma's supporters have protested his unimpeachable integrity in the face of his rape and corruption trials.

Judge Msimang struck Mr Zuma's corruption case from the roll after considering a number of bungles made by South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). And probably correctly so. Still, those worried of the specter of a Zuma presidency gave a collective shudder at the verdict.

But I have this one question. Mr Zuma and his defense have been desperate to keep evidence seized from his home out of the trial. The court had barred the evidence based on an improperly issued search warrant and the matter is still on appeal. The NPA still introduced the evidence into the trial and this was one of the reasons that Judge Msimang struck the case off the roll.

My question: if your integrity is unimpeachable Mr Zuma, if you are innocent, why are you so determined to keep the evidence seized from your home out of the trial? What are you scared of? Surely the attitude of an innocent man is to welcome every investigation by the prosecution?

1 comment:

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Scared of the truth, he is.
His repution has been tarnished and yet he still believes that he is the one who should lead the country when Thabo steps down.
A sad day indeed it will be for us and for this country!