- Dali Mpofu has argued in court that former president Jacob Zuma must be released immediately
- He accused the Constitutional Court of breaking international law for arresting former president Jacob Zuma without a trial
- Mpofu cited articles 9 and 14(5) of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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Dali Mpofu has accused the Constitutional Court of breaking international law for arresting former president Jacob Zuma without a trial.
Mpofu cited articles 9 and 14(5) of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and said that even the Constitution says that international law must be considered when interpreting the bill of rights.
The court is deliberating on whether Zuma should be released and the order for his arrest to be rescinded.
Zuma refused to appear before the Zondo Commission and as a result, he was found in contempt of court.
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The UN Covenant states that everyone who is convicted of a crime has the right to challenge the conviction in a court of law. It also states that a person has the right for their conviction and sentence to be reviewed if there is no trial.
Saffas applaud President Cyril Ramaphosa for pitching up at Zondo Commission
President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent appearance at the State Capture Inquiry has gone down well with some South Africans.
This is after Ramaphosa revealed that he and other party members made the choice to work as public servants within the structures of the ruling party and government in order to tackle state capture, according to SABC News.
As part of his glaring testimony, the president claimed that many of those who were trying to fight back against the systemic political corruption instigated by the Guptas for their private interests were surprised by their influence to facilitate further corruption.
State capture: Ramaphosa says he takes full responsibility for choices he made
In an earlier report, Briefly News reported that on the last day of testimony at the State Capture Inquiry, Ramaphosa stated that he was steadfast in the decisions he took.
But Ramaphosa indicated that he accepts full responsibility for his decisions and that he will not back down from them.
Before proceedings ended on Thursday, Ramaphosa was questioned about his decision to bring the State Security Agency (SSA) under the Ministry of the Presidency portfolio last week, reports Daily Maverick.
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