Dropped charges the monkey on Zuma's back: iLIVE
The recent ruling of the Constitutional Court that President Jacob Zuma acted irrationally when appointing the former head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Menzi Simelane, must be hailed.
The court vindicated the Ginwala commission's findings when it labelled Simelane a [witness of questionable integrity].
Since Zuma took office he has been bold in his attack on institutions that are the pillars of our democracy - the judiciary, intelligence, the police and the Constitutional Court.
The attempted extension of constitutional Judge Sandile Ngcobo's term as chief justice in the Constitutional Court, the appointment of Simelane, the appointment of Judge Willem Heath and the appointment of Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice were all attempts to destroy the NPA and the judiciary's integrity, and render them the puppets of Zuma.
The truth must be told.
Zuma has a monkey on his back in the form of the more than 700 corruption charges that were never tested in a court of law.
The NPA is so heavily compromised that it is currently in contempt of a court order to deliver to the DA the original spy tapes the NPA used to help Zuma evade his corruption trial.
If the tapes do not exist, Zuma is aware that he will be back to square one in his woes with the NPA.
The biggest reason he is fighting tooth and nail to get a second term as president is to continue manipulating the NPA.
Time will tell why people like Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and spokesman in the Presidency Mac Maharaj have chosen to risk their integrity to defend the excesses and deficiencies of Zuma.