- uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus has spoken out about the Zondo Commission
- Niehaus shared a post on Twitter asking if Judge Raymond Zondo and the Commission had 'lost their minds'
- This comes after the Commission made a Constitutional Court application for former president Jacob Zuma to be jailed for two years
uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus has slammed the application put forward by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to have former president Jacob Zuma jailed for two years.
The Zondo Commission made an urgent application to the Constitutional Court stating that Zuma had been in contempt of court. Now Niehaus has come to the defence of Msholozi through social media. He wrote:
"Have #JudgeZondo & the whole #StateCaptureCommission lost their minds? Are they hell-bent to deepen the crisis that they have created, & push our country over the brink? This is now a dictatorship of the judiciary. #MKMVA will oppose this to the hilt!"
View Nieuhas' tweet below:
Many South Africans were appalled by Niehaus' response and took to his replies section to share their thoughts. Read some of the tweets below:
"#MKMVA is a joke Carl, they're busy eating Zuma's cattle. As for crisis, we don't have one. We just have a constitutional delinquent."
"Mr Zuma should go to jail for more than 2 years. The 2 years will give the NPA sufficient time to strengthen their case against him so that when his first two years in jail are over, he can go back for another 20 years."
"Nothing will happen. No crisis when citizen Zuma is arrested. No sleepless nights. Actually the country will be at peace after all the brouhaha."
@NokoDiale responded to Niehaus with
"Zuma is like any other citizen of this country and he is not above law. Nothing will happen to this beautiful country of ours."
"Advice the old man to appear before the commission if you don't want that two years. Why is he afraid to appear and respond to all allegations levelled against him. You are ill advising him and he will go to jail alone."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that the Commission had filed papers to have Zuma imprisoned for two years. This follows Zuma's refusal to appear before the court resulting in the Commission making an urgent application to the Constitutional Court.
Zuma refused to comply with three summons that was issued by the court for him to appear.
However, the former president can avoid jail time if he appears before the Commission the court may suspend the sentence. Zuma would have to make special arrangements to appear before the 31st of March for this to be possible.
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