On Thursday, President Jacob Zuma finally spoke out against the abuse of his name “to flout procedures and secure privileges” in order to land the Gupta jet at the Waterkloof Air Force Base. It’s a little late but kudos to him for finally breaking his silence on the issue. However the statement is weak and is hardly likely to stop the name-droppers in their tracks. If Zuma really wanted to deal with the issue decisively and presidentially, the opportunity presented itself on Wednesday during the parliamentary debate on Guptagate. Here is the speech he should’ve delivered. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.