Opinion: Zuma will not save you

The former President Jacob G. Zuma is having his first few days behind bars. After a prolonged agony and awaiting further investigations. While the former Head of State hae been held in contempt and been dismissive to the running court case going against him at the Constitutional Court. So, it is not like the process haven’t been going-on, but the former President have avoided participating or following court orders.

That is why… he was charged and had to serve time behind bars. It is not like it happened over night since he had to leave office. The former President has had a pending case and charges on him. The Zondo Commission and the Capture of State allegations are not yet over.

Zuma is not a victim. Neither is anyone else around him. The African National Congress (ANC) and everyone who was working around Zuma at the time could be implicated. Zuma used his influence and office to enrich himself. That’s why Nkandla is such a vast estate and a “village” for himself and his family. So, he cannot just get there with an empty pocket, but because he had opportunities and connections to get it.

What is striking is that the ones who is demonstrating and arresting is only pawns in the game of big-men. Neither of the challengers or the ones behind the banner of Zuma will save you. Ramaphosa knows the same people Zuma does. The ANC of today isn’t that different of Zuma. It is some new faces, but lot of old. Therefore, Zuma wants his life-work vindicated and exonerated.

So, many statements written, speeches held and things in general are made to create the idea that Zuma is a victim. However, he rose among ranks and became a big-shot. The man had an amazing ability to use his leverage and his political operations to benefit himself. That’s why when he has a history for doing this.

Why are you on the barricades for this man? Zuma isn’t a sacrificial lamb or an saint. He is a crook with a pompous and prestigious career. That’s why so many people believes this man and he has the ability to sell a story. Even if the story isn’t true or based on facts. Because, you don’t get 700 charges of corruption and haven’t stolen a coin. He has been the definition of grand corruption in the flesh and got to answer for that.

That’s why I find it striking that people want to save him. When the same man would never save them. It is not like Zuma would be on the streets or be on the front-line for the same fellows who are now crying, creating road-blocks and demonstrations. Which has escalated to such a manner… that the state is sending the troops to quell it.

Zuma wouldn’t be there for the ones in the streets. He got enough trouble ahead. The former President has so many challenges and pending cases. That he has enough to combat and explain. Its not like he can be a saviour or a emperor of the ancient time. No, his just a man with a bad track-record. Who has been able to dupe dozens of folks to think he would make things better.

Instead he will cause more pain and sorrow before his tally is cleared. The people will not be sheltered or get any sort of help from Zuma.

Zuma has enough with Zuma. Zuma has to answer for Zuma and Zuma is not “Above the Law”. Even if he have acted like this for years and it has finally catched up with him. Peace.

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