Mzansi Reacts as Zuma Declares He Will Not Attend Zondo Commission

Mzansi Reacts as Zuma Declares He Will Not Attend Zondo Commission

- Judge Jafta of the Constitutional Court recently ruled that former president Jacob Zuma has to comply with a Zondo Commission summons

- Since then, Zuma has come forward and said that he refuses to accept the ConCourt's ruling and will not appear before the Zondo Commission by force

- This has resulted in many South Africans heading online to share their thoughts on Zuma's blatant defiance of South African law

PAY ATTENTION: Join Briefly News' Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding former president Jacob Zuma and the Zondo Commission since Zuma decided to abandon proceedings during a hearing session late last year.

Since then, Judge Jafta of the ConCourt has ruled that the former president will be forced to comply with any summons sent out to him by the commission, adding that he had disrespected the commission when he walked out earlier.

Jacob Zuma defies ConCourt, refuses to cooperate with Zondo Commission

Mr Zuma has clapped back at the ConCourt, saying that he refuses to appear before the Zondo Commission and does not fear getting arrested. According to Zuma, the ConCourt has been "politicised". His clapback has resulted in many South Africans sharing their thoughts online.

Read a few of them below:

@MissMathinye said:

"Hawu. But he was always asking for his day in court. The commission gives him a fair chance to clear his name. What's he afraid of???"

@Kathy57231586 said:

"Arrest him immediately! He’s robbed our people, destroyed our economy, done nothing to uplift + empower our people through education + opportunities. If he gets away with that then law, constitution + everything in SA is a joke! What’s judiciary + govt afraid [of]? Too much on them?!"

@SelloSamuel14 said:

"Those who will rise up to bring instability in the land must be heavily dealt with by law enforcement and the people of South Africa."
Mashaba wants Ramaphosa to investigate claims Zuma intends to leave SA
Mzansi reacts as Zuma declares he will not attend Zondo Commission

SA has called on action to be taken against Jacob Zuma. Images: Getty
Source: Getty Images

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that former president Jacob Zuma announced he would rather go to prison than cooperate with the State Capture Commission. Zuma said he would not longer cooperate with the Zondo Commission as long as Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is still its chair.

In a statement he released on Monday, Zuma shared that he would not abide by the Constitutional Court's recent "extraordinary and unprecedented" judgment that compelled him to appear before the commission.

In the statement shared by EWN online, Zuma shared that he is the target of propaganda, vilification, and falsified claims for his stance on the transformation of Mzansi and the economy, adding that he does not fear arrest.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Online view pixel