Best option for JZ case

Your sister newspaper Sunday World ran an editorial under the headline "Common sense points to a compromise on the Zuma trial". It concluded: "Justice, yes, but more common sense please."

Your sister newspaper Sunday World ran an editorial under the headline "Common sense points to a compromise on the Zuma trial". It concluded: "Justice, yes, but more common sense please."

Does this mean justice is devoid of common sense? It also says that once ANC preisdent Jacob Zuma, pictured, is sent to jail there will be turmoil in the country.

Is the country going to be held to ransom by the threat of violence from Zuma supporters when there are law enforcement agencies and security forces?

ANC president Zuma is not the only person involved in the arms deal saga. The writers of that editorial should have read After the Party by Andrew Feinstein.

The best option, if Zuma were to be found guilty, is to impose a suspended sentence on him, taking into consideration that he was not the principal negotiator in the arms deal and the fact that he served time on Robben Island for his role in the struggle. His age also counts. I won't be happy if a person of his age is jailed.

We can achieve this without in any way undermining the rule of law.

Full disclosure should be a prerequisite for all those involved and the proceeds from the corrupt arms deal must be recovered.

Sam Ditshego, Kagiso

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