Why the jailing of Jacob Zuma is a powerful symbol
It is a powerful symbol: the jailing of the former president. The importance of this moment can’t be overstated: there are many politicians, tenderpreneurs and state capture enablers who, from today, won’t sleep easy
Amid a messy pandemic response, a stuttering vaccine roll-out and an anaemic economy, it would have presented a constitutional crisis and the abandonment of the rule of law had Zuma remained a free man this morning. SA would have reached new lows of despair.
But, as he has done so many times before, Zuma folded, right at the last minute. Just before midnight he handed himself over to police at the Estcourt correctional facility to begin his 15-month incarceration for contempt of court. ..