- This morning Constitutional Court Judge Jafta ruled that former president Jacob Zuma must attend the state capture inquiry
- Zuma will now have to obey any summons that is issued to him by the Zondo Commission going forth
- South Africans have taken to social media to share their opinion on the ConCourt ruling, many of them seemingly in favour of the ruling
Early this morning Judge Jafta of the Constitutional Court ruled that former president Jacob Zuma will have to comply with any summons that is issued to him by the Zondo Commission to attend the state capture inquiry.
Judge Jafta also declared that Zuma's actions of leaving the commission while still in a session had been a breach in the constitution, something Jafta criticised him for doing.
Meanwhile, South Africans who have been impatiently waiting to find out what will become of Zuma refusing to speak at the commission have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts in the latest developments.
Read a few of their thoughts below:
"Watch Zuma appealing the Concourt's Judgement at the African Union. JUST WATCH"
"JACOB ZUMA IS A GANGSTER."
"As a past and current gangster, Jacob Zuma was endorsed, supported, and protected by the #ANC while the President of South Africa. It is no wonder that South Africa is in the political, economic, social, ethical, moral negative vacuum that it is. This past, condemns it's future."
"Seeing Zuma destroyed our country with a lot of help from his friends, this government should be declared invalid and illegal and should be shut down immediately! We cannot allow them to carry on with their shenanigans. We deserve a decent caring government so dissolve them now."
Briefly.co.za also reported that the Constitutional Court has now ruled that former president Jacob Zuma has to appear and testify before the State Capture Inquiry. The former president will now be required to obey all summonses issued by the Inquiry. In addition to this, the apex court ruled that Zuma's conduct is in breach of the Constitution.
The State Capture Inquiry lodged an urgent application seeking to compile the ex-president to appear before it. In addition to attempting to prompt an appearance, the Commission wanted to compel Zuma to answer questions at the Inquiry.
To add to Zuma's frustrations, Constitutional Court Justice Chris Jafta has ordered the ex-president to pay the Inquiry's costs.
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