The national prosecuting authority's decision to appeal against the Pietermaritzburg high court decision finding in favour of Jacob Zuma has predictably been received with threats of political fire and brimstone.
The same people who just more than a week ago were accusing Zuma of abusing the system are now saying that is how the justice system works.
If you are unhappy with the ruling of one court you seek the wisdom of a higher one until you have exhausted all avenues.
Ironically, those who supported Zuma in his many appeals, now want to gag their champion's foes seeking to exercise the same rights.
In as much as Zuma was entitled to appeal against the findings of those courts, and will remain so entitled should the NPA go ahead and charge him again, it is playing double standards to say other parties should not seek the same protection from the Constitution.
Those who are clamouring about how such a decision would have political implications should read that Judge Chris Nicholson spoke out against the selfsame tendency of placing political considerations ahead of the needs of justice when making what is ultimately a criminal case.