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Fri Oct 24 16:44:12 SAST 2014

Make JZ insults against law: iLIVE

Kwazi Mthembu, Naledi | 14 November, 2012 00:02
President Jacob Zuma. File photo.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS

After reading "Ban badmouthing of Zuma - SACP" (yesterday), I don't understand why President Jacob Zuma should be subject to ridicule.

He has been insulted unfairly, most of the time without fact .

Recent insults include the The Spear portrait and presenting him as nothing but a rapist by cartoonist Zapiro .

Some people, like ANC rejects Floyd Shivambu and Julius Malema, have gone on to publicly insult the president by making outrageous claims that he marries every year.

This is ridiculous. In the face of all this the president has remained calm.

Freedom of expression cannot provide leeway to defame the president's character.

Criticise him with facts, but do not stoop so low so as to insult him.

A law needs to be enacted to protect the office of the president.

At the end of the day it is not about Zuma, but the office that he holds.

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