Editorials
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18 Sep 2021
6:01 am

Constitutional Court ruling on Zuma’s rescission proves no one is above the law

Editorials

Zuma, it confirmed, is not merely contemptuous of one court or legal process; he is contemptuous of our entire legal system.

You know, as a litigant, if not as a citizen, that you are close to nudging the bottom of the barrel of integrity when no less an august body than the country’s Constitutional Court declares that your legal flick-flacking is “litigious skulduggery”. A person with a thinner political and societal skin than former president Jacob Zuma would have long since headed for the proverbial hills after taking so many losses in the extended legal fight to avoid having to finally answer in court on charges of corruption. That is still, let us not forget, the main event as far as...