Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
5 Jul 2021
6:48 pm

Court ‘should not entertain’ Zuma’s ‘abuse’ any longer, says Zondo Commission

Bernadette Wicks

The commission says Zuma now wants to further abuse the courts, after he'd 'belligerently refused' to participate in processes prior to his sentencing.

Former president Jacob Zuma addresses the media outside Nkandla | Picture: Twitter / @DZumaSambudla

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry has shot back at embattled former president Jacob Zuma’s shock eleventh-hour bid to wriggle out of the 15 month jail sentence the Constitutional Court slapped him with, insisting he “simply refuses to comply with orders lawfully issued against him” and that this is his “modus operandi”. The commission wasn’t pulling any punches in the papers it filed in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s hearing on Zuma’s urgent application to try and stay his detention. This pending the outcome of a rescission application he has also lodged in the...