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Sometimes Jacob Zuma is his own biggest enemy. Having gone some way to prove that he has been a victim of political skullduggery, he reverts to the caricature of backward thinking and lack of sophistication that his enemies and detractors love pointing to.
With less than two weeks to go before he is voted in as the next president of the republic, Zuma has sent a worrying message that Constitutional Court judges think they are gods.
Nobody ever suggested that judges were gods. We don't doubt for a minute that they make mistakes and that they are human. Hence there are systems such as appeals.
We have judges because we are not gods. We err and if left unchecked, are prone to advancing our interests even if it is against the rules we as society have set ourselves.
That is why modern societies train some among themselves to arbiter the inevitable disputes that arise from time to time. Our trust in their judgment is not based on the belief that they have god-like qualities, but because they have proven themselves as experts in interpreting the laws including the constitution of our country.
As someone who since the advent of democracy has on four occasions placed his fate in the hands of judges and been victorious in three, you would expect Zuma to know that.