Editorial
2 minute read
30 Sep 2020
4:38 am

Hands off justice system, Zuma

Editorial

This may be the beginning of a concerted effort by him and his allies to begin to attack the entire justice edifice as a way to save their own skins.

Former president Jacob Zuma at the state capture commission. Picture: Neil McCartney

There are two ways to look at the latest, adroit legal footwork by Jacob Zuma. Either he is an innocent man fighting desperately to escape being framed by his enemies, or he realises the prison gates are beckoning and his time’s nearly up. In an unprecedented assault on Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to get him to recuse himself from the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Zuma cited as his reason for wanting the judge removed “a historical personal, family and professional relations that ought to have been publicly disclosed”. It is interesting that this objection is being highlighted...