Al Capone is one of the most notorious American gangsters of the 20th century. I believe that our Right Honourable Mr President Zuma is even stronger than feather weight Al Capone. However what is common between both men is the fact that they both got stuck at the taxes. For Al Capone it was his personal unpaid taxes; but who can trump our very own heavy-weight Champion of the World, His Excellency, the President of South Africa for he took the people’s taxes and spent it on himself!
His previous winnings included the fight of approximately some seven hundred charges, he survived the Gupta scandal, he overcame the non-confidence vote. He is a fighter and now the Highest Court in South Africa has ruled that he violated the constitution when he failed to repay government money spent on his private residence. This ruling is believed to be a victory for the opposition, who said they would push for His Excellency’s impeachment. Nonsense!!
Zuma is untouchable and the Cabinet is all behind this Champion – who dares to touch him will result in a cabinet shuffle. Not surprising that in the Government statement it said the President would “reflect” on the judgement and take “appropriate action”.
A spokeswoman for the governing African National Congress said the party’s top six officials, who include Mr Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, would meet to discuss the implications of the ruling. Of course Zuma’s henchmen know how to show that they are dealing with the issue – instead our African Al Capone is possibly saying, “Come on guys, don’t quit now… Just one more deal and we will let them see the rainbows while we retire with the Guptas!”
It took a court hearing to discover that our President had “unduly benefited” from the renovations and should repay a portion of the government money, the Public Prosecutor said however we all knew years back that there was a heist.
He then went on to say that Mr Zuma’s failure to repay the money was “inconsistent” with the constitution, he added, “The president failed to uphold, defend and respect the constitution.” We all know that who will be looking for a new job soon… Any opening for Public Prosecutor in Syria?
Mr Mogoeng further dug his grave by adding that public officials ignored the constitution at their peril, and should remember that the rule of law was the “sharp and mighty sword that stands ready to chop the ugly head of impunity from its stiffened neck”.
This ain’t over yet! Zuma Will be Back!!!