Jacob Zuma's involvement in scandals precludes him as a suitable incumbent for this role. In most other countries, a president facing such scandals would resign voluntarily, be forced to resign or not be re-elected nor appointed by the wining electoral party as that party's nor that country's president.
Scandals include inter-alia
- Rape Charges that were admitted dropped, yet the complainant appears to have disappeared.
- Advocating polygamy in a poverty ridden society, that should focus on small families and the betterment of those small nuclear family members, via education, better nutrition and proper parental guidance.
- The fathering of children from women who are not his wives. Breaking the trust of a close friend by engaging in sexual intercourse with his daughter, young enough to be Zuma's grandchild.
- The arms deal scandal, which has been ongoing for more than a decade and the subsequent withholding of the tapes despite an court order.
The findings in the public protectors final report inter-alia:
- Inappropriate & inflated spend and the subsequent farcical defense of that by Government ministers e.g. swimming pool being called a "fire pool", building of a tuck shop, cattle kraal and chicken coup, etc, etc with tax-payers money.
- Engaging his private architect on the project without proper security clearance and then allowing his ministers to vociferously defend that report based on security issues. This is a very hypocritical stance.
- Lying to parliament that he had no knowledge of the upgrade costs yet he visits the development regularly and noticed the upgrades. Surely a man in his position should have summoned his Ministers to explain where the money came from.
- He is after all, meant to be the no. 1 protector of all things South African which should include, taxpayers money and public funds, honesty, integrity, appropriate leadership and dealing of issues quickly and succinctly.