I was in my first year at UJ, during the now infamous rape trial. they were supposed to announce the verdict and since my campus is like a walking distance from the High court I decided to bunk lecturers to see the atmosphere there. It was packed, everybody was waiting to hear the verdict and when it was finally announced that Zuma was found not guilty the house was literally brought down. Everybody was celebrating, random people were giving each other hugs, it was unbelievable. I’m wondering if people at Durban are doing the same thing as we speak ’cause, all charges against him have been dropped. I was amused today by the reaction of bloggers I follow on twitter. They were pissed, it was as if Zuma killed their kittens or something. A colleague asked me how I felt about the whole thing and i told him I feel nothing! I don’t know why but i really wouldn’t have given a flying eff if the decision had gone either way. This circus has gone on for so long that I wouldn’t be bothered with it (I’m a terrible person, ain’t I) I posed a question to the colleague and I didn’t get a satisfactory answer so I was hoping the people in bloggerland who are experts at these sort of things to answer this: Does it really matter that the charges got dropped? I mean, Zuma’s name has already been shitted on, dropping the charges won’t change people’s views about him; those who were his Stans will still feel that this was just a political conspiracy and those who were his haters will still feel like he’s running away from the law (My bad for using hip hop terminology even though most of my readers aren’t into hip hop) what exactly does this change? Another thing; when the opposition do decide to challenge this decision, what exactly is gonna happen? enlighten me my beautiful people ’cause i wanna know. In the meantime enjoy the video of the song popularized by Msholozi himself ‘Umshini wami’ embedded below.