The Hawks v Pravin Gordhan

2016-08-24 13:43

For the record something needs  to be said  about the Hawks v Pravin  Gordhan.

I reiterate,  let's stay calm and  support  our constitutional democracy  through transparency and not make the mud any thicker so it becomes a sludge impugning the honour and  integrity  of Minister Gordhan  and our Constitutional Democracy.

I'll boldly  say that most certainly in the hyper-charged political climate, it is not easy for any of us, law abiding citizen to be objective and yet consistently support the principle that no one should be above the law and that all should be subject to the law which must be impartially applied and administered.

I note with concern the tendency in South Africa to scream " conspiracy" whilst blindly defending those we respect, love, or wish to protect because they belong to the same organisation than we do or share our political convictions.

At the same time I do agree with  Prof Piere  De Vos who lately wrote in Constitutional Speaking  that "Until the Hawks show a willingness and/or ability to identify the crime which was allegedly committed and can produce credible evidence that link Gordhan or others to the commissioning of a crime, ordinary citizens will be justified in assuming that this case has nothing to do with the law taking its course, and everything to do with the abuse of legal processes for the political and economic benefit of very powerful and utterly immoral people."

For the record, stay calm. Let the law take its course, however long it takes.

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