Speaking at an event in his honour, former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Mosenake likened Jacob Zuma to Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump. He said the ex-president had sought to deepen racial division in the country
Dikgang Mosenake, former deputy chief justice, spoke at an event in his honour at Wits University last night. He had enjoyed a position as chancellor there for twelve years.
While speaking to his peers he had some choice words for former president Jacob Zuma.
The former deputy chief justice said that the country lacked the strength it needed to confront “the bumbling fool who was … acting as a president and tell him he’s a fool, and tell him he’s incapable of [adhering to] the high ideals of our liberation struggle. And as we failed to do that, we actually allowed so much devastation and poor people became poorer”.
He likened the notorious ex-leader to Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump in the sense that they sought to create racial divisions.
“We are one race, one people. Let’s leave the racism to Hitler, to Trump, and to Jacob Zuma who maintain that there are fundamental differences between us. This is utter rubbish,” he said.
Moseneke added that “a few people who were more adept at stealing” were able to line their pockets with the country’s assets and that the proof of this was emerging through the State Capture Inquiry. He referred to the chairman of the inquiry as “my esteemed colleague Justice Zondo”.
The former deputy chief justice has his own history with not only Jacob Zuma but with the ANC itself.
When it came time for Jacob Zuma to appoint a chief justice Moseneke had been a logical choice as at the time he had been deputy chief justice and acting chief justice. The ex-president chose to overlook him instead.
However, Moseneke got his own back in 2016 as he had been one of the Constitutional Court judges who had ruled Zuma had violated his oath of office by his no-compliance with the public protector Thuli Madonsela’s remedial action regarding irregular spending at Nkandla.
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