The problem with this perspective is cancel culture isn’t real, at least not in the way people believe it is. Instead, it’s turned into a catch-all for when people in power face consequences for their actions or receive any type of criticism, something that they’re not used to. I’m a black, Muslim woman, and because of social media, marginalized people like myself can express ourselves in a way that was not possible before. That means racist, sexist, and bigoted behavior or remarks don’t fly like they used to. This applies to not only wealthy people or industry leaders but anyone whose privilege has historically shielded them from public scrutiny. Because they can’t handle this cultural shift, they rely on phrases like “cancel culture” to delegitimize the criticism.
The SA Communist Party said it was convinced that the “persecution” of Zuma was a “politically inspired affair”.
Cosatu does not believe however that today’s judgment changes the basic facts, which are that it will be impossible for the ANC president to have a fair trial given the long delays and the trial by media,” it said.
“Cosatu remains convinced that the whole prosecution process has been politically motivated and will continue to demand the dropping of all charges.”BACK TO TOP