Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
17 Feb 2021
5:02 am

Zuma’s rant wrong on many levels

Bernadette Wicks

Commissions Act makes it an offence not to comply with a summons.

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP/File/Phill Magakoe

Ex-president Jacob Zuma responded to Monday’s proceedings at the Commission of Inquiry into  State Capture, claiming his refusal to abide by an order handed down by the highest court in the land and testify, is in protest of “the abuse of law and judicial office”. But in his rant – accusing chair  Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of having a “political agenda” – Zuma managed to get pretty much everything wrong. So The Citizen stepped in to set the record straight. ALSO READ: Zondo spreading ‘political propaganda’ against me defiant Zuma says He claimed, for example, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) order...