All but unanimously, the Constitutional Court has ruled that the contested documents in the Jacob Zuma investigation are admissible as evidence. One major obstacle to bringing the case to trial and eventual judgment has been removed. It is a step towards relieving the current political paralysis, but difficulties still lie ahead. Thus far the senior leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) has been curiously inert and silent as challenge after challenge has been shouted against the rule of law and the democratic institutions of the state. Surely the moment is now at hand when those who really have the interests of the party and the nation at heart must take proactive measures to avoid this debacle.