Everyone has an opinion on giving Zuma Amnesty!
I say "GO FOR IT"!!!
Now before I get dragged out into the street and hung by the neck from the nearest lamppost let me explain WHY I AM FOR IT !!!
It is common knowledge that every day that Zuma is STILL the President of South Africa, the WORSE things get for South Africa.
So it will in fact be a VERY GOOD THING for South Africa to get rid what many people consider to be the number 1 South African criminal.
It will help South Africa internationally without a doubt.
It will help Ramaphosa and the ANC because they can then start in what I personally think will be a futile attempt to resurect the reputation of the failed "struggle movement" amongst the voters before the 2019 election.
It will help the provincial leaders because unlike in the past where they had to wait for the nod from the corrupt leader, Ramaphosa will probably give them the go-ahead to start making and implimenting plans to get the current water crisis under control.
And yes, the current "Day Zero" crisis is NOT A "CAPE TOWN ONLY" THING !!!
Many regions of the country, especially in the rural areas, have been suffering from a lack of clean and drinkable water for some time now!
The current heroic efforts to bring drinking water to. in this case, the City of Cape Town is NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT IT HAS HAPPENED !!!
And the latest reports are that towns up the West Coast have already run dry.
In fact, just about the whole of the country is staring down the barrle of a "Day Zero" shotgun.
So if Zuma resigns - and he is DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO DO THAT UNLESS HE HAS AN AMNESTY AGREEMENT IN HIS ALREADY OVERFULL POCKETS, he unfortunately stays where he has been for far too long and as one parliamentarian said, "FOKOL" happens to head off the crisis.
Then the only way to get rid of him will be a vote of no confidence and eventually he will be impeached and ONLY THEN will he be thrown out.
BUT you can bet that Zuma will use every trick in the book and then some to fight the impeachment process as it will strip him of his significant state pension, LEGAL SUPPORT PAID FOR BY THE STATE and support for who knows (who CARES ! ) how many wives and all his children, legitimate or not...
And THAT will probably drag out UNTIL the next election !
Well, he will no longer BE the sitting president so at that point HE CANNOT BE IMPEACHED !!
So GIVE HIM HIS IMMUNITY and lets all get on with fixing the F-UP that he has caused!
Once again, "AND THEN ?"
Then get Advocate Gerrie (Nel), OUTA, AfriForum, the DA, COPE and just about every other political party (and maybe even the ANC...) and who knows who else go and lays CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HIM.
You see, the ANC and Ramaphosa can give those assurances at a political level but this does not prevent the criminal justice system from operating !!!
Otherwise, contrary to what the ANC have been shouting for the last 20 plus years, WE WOULD NOT BE LIVING IN A COUNTRY GOVERNED BY THE RULE OF LAW !!!!
ONLY A SITTING PRESIDENT CAN GIVE HIM A PARDON!!!
Yes, Zuma IS "THE SITTING PRESIDENT" BUT HE CANNOT PARDON HIMSELF !!!
And there is not a lot of love between Zuma and Ramaphosa!
Ramaphosa knows that the backlash against him and the ANC will probably ensure that the ANC loses the next election so he will not give Zuma his Presidential Pardon.
In the meantime work can start on "fixing things", everyone will have laid criminal charges against Zuma and the law can start to take its course!!!
That is why I am of the opinion that Zuma should be given amnesty!!
LETS GET RID OF STORTKOP AND START FIXING THE DISSASTER HE HAS CAUSED !!!