The image, by South African cartoonist Zapiro, is terrifying, and for more reasons than you think.
Jacob Zuma, undoing his pants, escaped a rape charge last year on a technicality after having coerced unprotected sex with an emotionally disturbed, HIV-positive house-guest. He knew she had AIDS and took a shower afterwards to protect himself from exposure. This came out during his trial, during which he also declared that she was wearing a skirt, what did she expect? Zapiro has drawn him with a shower-head coming out of his head ever since.
Zuma is currently head of the ANC, the dominant political party in South Africa. The goons holding down Justice are the deputy head of the ANC and the ANC’s alliance partners: the heads of the ANC Youth League, the Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions.
Zuma is currently on trial for corruption in receiving bribes in a multi-billion dollar armaments purchasing scandal. At the time of the events he is charged with, he was deputy president. He was also head of the moral rejuvenation committee.
This man will be South Africa’s next president.
And currently, the Unions, Youth League and Communist Party are threatening war if the charges against Zuma are not dropped. A few choice quotes include, “We will kill for Zuma.” Judges have been threatened, and the ANC is in the process of dismantling the South African version of the US FBI in order to kill off further investigations of the ANC hierarchy.
Zapiro is already being threatened with million-rand defamation suits by Zuma. Other members of South Africa’s press are also in the firing line.
This is “democracy” African style. You have been warned. The revolutionaries are in charge and justice is not to their taste. They. Will. Fuck. You.