- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters has called for Jacob Zuma's arrest after the ex-president defied orders of the Constitutional Court
- Jacob Zuma had been ordered to appear before the Zondo Commission but released a statement saying he would not do so
- Ndlozi took to social media to call for Zuma's arrest and declared that no-one should be able to disobey the highest court in South Africa
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters took to social media to call for the arrest of Jacob Zuma.
The ex-president had been told to appear in front of the Zondo Commission as it continues its inquiry into allegations of state capture. Zuma was ordered to appear before the commission by the Constitutional Court but released a statement saying he did not intend to do so.
With many saying that Zuma was dodging the issue and playing victim, the statement said the ex-president felt as though his presumption of innocence was being undermined and even likened the Zondo Commission to the Apartheid regime.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters took to social media to declare that Zuma should be arrested. Ndlozi's argument was that nobody should be able to defy the Constitutional Court and that, as the highest court in the land, Zuma's disregard for its authority was a threat to the integrity of the Constitution itself.
See Ndlozi's tweet below:
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on Mzansi reacting to Jacob Zuma's declaration of defiance as he announced he did not intend on appearing before the Zondo Commission.
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.
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:
@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."
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