Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Respect for law

"The Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party are planning a 'million signature campaign' to convince President Thabo Mbeki to drop corruption charges against his former deputy, Jacob Zuma." - IOL

Would COSATU also support a hypothetical former convicts of South Africa "million signature campaign" to force Thabo Mbeki to drop all murder charges against those in prison? The process and rule of law is robust; once commenced, it cannot be wished away on the whim of a party. On the other hand, could this be the first signs of COSATU realising that he may be found guilty in a court of law?