In constitutional democracies, the Rule of Law is sacrosanct and governments and good citizens seek to uphold it.
Rule of Law has many definitions; one of my favourites is that of the American Bar Association: “the rule of law is a set of principles, or ideals, for ensuring an orderly and just society. Many countries… strive to uphold the rule of law where no one is above the law, everyone is treated equally under the law, everyone is held accountable… there are clear and fair processes for enforcing the laws, there is an independent judiciary, and human rights are guaranteed to all.”
Why is it that some among us seek actively to destroy the rule of law?
Professor Saths Cooper, the often anti-white activist, referring to the Zuma matter, said the courts had not balanced the law with the national interest, something which was dangerous for stability.
Given his background on Robben Island, one might have expected him to be a fervent upholder of the rule of law. But he believes threats of violence and insurrection should cancel out the law, the disgraceful Zuma attitude towards the courts and the judges, even those of the Constitutional Court, and rulings of that court.
Perhaps the fact that he served as a vice president of AZAPO (which elected not a single MP at the last election) explains his attitude. He even called on acting-president Mabuza to “do the right thing and grant Zuma parole.” The ignorance and prejudice of the professor are mind-blowing.