Business Unity Warns Ramaphosa Over Allowing Zuma to Defy Court

Business Unity Warns Ramaphosa Over Allowing Zuma to Defy Court

- Business Unity South Africa has called on Ramaphosa to be wary of Jacob Zuma's threats

- The former president has refused to heed summons to the Zondo Commission, making it clear that he would rather go to jail

- Business Unity believes that this disrespect of the legal process would have a negative effect on South Africa

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Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has issued President Cyril Ramaphosa with a warning about the current behaviour of Jacob Zuma.

The former president has made threats to defy a Constitutional Court judgement. Busa believes that such an act of defiance would put the democracy of the country under threat.

In a statement, Busa president Sipho Pityana said that Zuma's defiance would create investor anxieties and worsen the country's economy.

Briefly.co.za had previously reported that 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.

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Business Unity warns Ramaphosa over allowing Zuma to defy court

Jacob Zuma has defied the court and refused to attend the Zondo Commission. Image: @MYANC
Source: Twitter

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.

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?!"
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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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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