Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
21 Dec 2021
7:40 am

Zuma’s parole ruling has more than political implications for many South Africans

Sydney Majoko

The sad thing that’s not said enough is that Zuma could have avoided all of this had he not walked out of the Zondo commission.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images

The ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that former president Jacob Zuma’s medical parole be set aside has more than political implications for many South Africans. There is general agreement that the looting mayhem that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng was caused by economic helplessness, but the trigger was the sending of Zuma to prison. The public cannot be blamed for throwing their hands up in despair at the thought of that mayhem playing itself out all over again. But the real question is: should the law be set aside because of the fear of what might go...