Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
24 Nov 2020
5:00 am

Zuma’s law-defying walkout was a political move – analysts

Eric Naki

The political message is 'to say there is arbitrary exercise of abuse of power by the commission in that it is targeting certain people'.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA-EFE

The pending warrant of arrest against former president Jacob Zuma has the potential to rattle the country and that is what he wants in order to rekindle his dwindling political career. Political experts agree that Zuma knew the consequences of defying Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. They believed he would use the matter to once more portray himself as a victim of political persecution by the post-Nasrec leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, whom he accused of using the judiciary or state apparatus to fight ANC factional battles. Political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo said while the warrant against Zuma compelled him to...