Many times, Jacob Zuma had people in stitches as he joked about the Constitution. Qaanitah Hunter writes that she now realises that it was no joking matter and it is time to take cognisance of the fact the former president never actually believed in the Constitution in the first place.
On two occasions, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma stood before the nation with his hand on the Constitution and swore faithfulness to the Republic and obedience to the Constitution.
The first time he did, it was in 2009, presided over by then chief justice Pius Langa. It was a historic moment in South Africa's young democracy and showed the power of the barely two-decade-old Constitution that would oversee the peaceful transfer of power.