I respect Jacob Zuma's wish to serve only one term if he does become the country's next president.
I am not losing any sleep over the fabricated and politically engineered false corruption charges because he will clear that hurdle.
The way I see it, the only thing that can stop him from taking his rightful place next year is death. Since he is not about to die on us, he will definitely become the president of South Africa.
It is commendable that Zuma does not want to overstay his welcome, but it is not entirely up to him to pronounce on this issue. We have determined that the number of terms he must serve is two.
If he decentralises power it will be acceptable because too much power corrupts absolutely.
Zuma should not feel under pressure from those waiting in the wings and readying themselves for the presidency in 2012 or those who feel that it is their birthright to cling to power against the wishes of the people.
This happened to Zuma before when he was coerced into publicly stating that he had no presidential ambitions.