Surely some mistake?
But no. After the latest in the Jacob Zuma trial, as the case was put back (again) to August 2009 – significantly on the other side of the general election – our friend Julius said:
When Zuma comes back to court in August he will come back as the president of this country and the judges will have to address him as the president.
I just want to ask those who are behind this case if they would be proud to prosecute their own president, and embarrass their own country.
Well, when it comes to embarrassing the country, Julius – you’re the expert.
Anyway, “Mr President” only has one more syllable than “Mr Zuma”. I’m sure m’learned friends will er… Cope.
So it looks like we’re all going to have red faces, then. Unless, of course, you’re right with this bit:
When we campaign we must campaign as if there are no charges against Zuma.
We must undermine these charges because they think that they will stop us.
In which case, with Zuma as President, “they” will have failed to stop “you” and will probably just give up. Probably.