- The Radical Economic Transformation (RET) has called for the discontinuation of the State Capture Commission
- The group protested in numbers on Friday and handed over a memorandum to the Secretariat of the State Capture Commission
- Justice Raymond Zondo has requested Former President Jacob Zuma to appear before the Commission and he is allowed to do so remotely because of his age
Radical Economic Transformation (RET), the Jacob Zuma support group wants the State Capture Commission to be disbanded and the chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to disqualify himself.
On Friday, a group consisting of hundreds of people dressed in ANC regalia who were led by Carl Niehaus, handed over a message of complaints to the Secretariat of the State Capture Commission.
This took place after Former President Jacob Zuma was issued with a summons to appear before the Commission next month.
Niehaus said that Zondo not disqualifying himself would result in injustice for Jacob Zuma. In a statement posted on social media, Niehaus gave reasoning for requesting recusal from Zondo.
The statement read: “In calling for recusal, we simultaneously call for the Commission of Inquiry to be dissolved. Anything less will be a travesty of Justice."
Niehaus also said that with the presentation of the memorandum of demands, the RET group joins ex-president Zuma in insisting that Zondo must forthwith recuse himself as the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
Justice Raymond Zondo has granted Zuma permission to appear before the Commission remotely if he wishes to because of his age.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a senior official was arrested for stock theft and cruelty to animals. Two men were arrested in Brakfontein on Friday morning on charges of stock theft, cruelty to animals and defeating the ends of justice. One of the two men is a senior court official. The police were alerted to the stock theft when they told about cows which had been illegally slaughtered on a farm.
Two men aged 40 and 44 were immediately arrested,” KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said.
The investigation is ongoing but as part of the case, the suspects' car was seized. When the police arrived on the scene five men were present, three of them managed to escape.
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