Zuma behind bars shows that he has no more political power
8 July 2021
The FF Plus welcomes the fact that former President Jacob Zuma has turned himself over to the police. He has clearly realised that he no longer has any political power and his initial bravado was just a smokescreen.
The question on everyone's mind is whether he is going to serve his time in an ordinary prison, like all other ordinary criminals, or whether he will use his medical conditions as an excuse to be held in a hospital.
The fact that Zuma has turned himself in is a victory for South Africa's police force and judicial system. It, however, does not mean that those who violated the Covid-19 regulations with their mass gathering at Nkandla may get off scot-free.
The organisers of the gathering must still be arrested and prosecuted.
Issued by Pieter Groenewald, FF Plus leader, 8 July 2021