- The South Africa Council of Churches (SACC) has warned that Jacob Zuma's refusal to appear before the Zondo commission could have serious consequences
- The SACC warned that Zuma's actions might incite violence and people may lose their lives as a result
- Zuma has claimed that the commission has become politicised and has refused to appear before it
The South Africa Council of Churches (SACC) has issued a statement which warns that former president Jacob Zuma's refusal to appear before the Zondo commission could has serious consequences for the South Africa.
SACC is concerned that Zuma's refusal to cooperate might result in potential violence as the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has lodged an urgent application to force Zuma to testify.
SACC’s Khuthalani Khumalo hopes that Zuma will reconsider for the sake of South Africa according to the SABC.
Zuma has claimed that the commission has become politicised. This has sent ripples through the political landscape of South Africa.
The EFF have extended Zuma an olive branch and Julius Malema met with Zuma over a cup of tea. It is not clear what they spoke about but it is speculated that they were discussing the recent development with the commission.
News24 reported that the SACC called on Zuma to act responsibly and people's lives could be put at risk.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has clapped back at former Wits University vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib after he compared his tea date with Jacob Zuma to a Nazi meeting.
Specifically, Habib made reference to 1939 alliance between foreign minister of Nazi Germany, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and his Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov (known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop, Hitler-Stalin or Nazi-Soviet pact). Habib added that the meeting was a 'devil's pact'.
Malema wasted no time in responding, referring to President Cyril Ramaphosa when he said 'your favourite':
"The pact happened at Mangaung when your favourite became his deputy, or you conveniently forgot about it because it is working for you?”
In other news, it was probably the most anticipated tea party in South African history. Julius Malema had offered to have tea with Zuma to discuss recent development regarding the Zondo commission.
It was the last thing Mzansi was expecting and many people doubted that it would ever actually happen but Malema visited Zuma at his home in Nkandla and they had tea.
The Economic Freedom Fighters shared the pics of the "tea party" with South African and Mzansi reacted to the snaps.
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