Jacob Zuma Expected to Appear Before ConCourt for Contempt on 25 March

Jacob Zuma Expected to Appear Before ConCourt for Contempt on 25 March

- Former president Jacob Zuma's contempt of court case has been set for 25 March 2021

- The case will be heard before a virtual session of the Constitutional Court and Zuma has until 8 March to file his answering affidavit

- The ConCourt says the police minister and police commissioner have until 8 March to submit their reply affidavits as well

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Jacob Zuma is set to appear before a virtual session of the Constitutional Court to hear the application by the Zondo Commission against him. The date has been set for 25 March 2021.

The Commission's application plans to hold the former president in contempt of court. This comes after JZ failed to appear before the commission in February despite an order from the apex court and summonses.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo requested an urgent order to have Zuma jailed for two years but the former president seems to be enjoying tea with well-known names instead.

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Former president Jacob Zuma's contempt of court case has been set for 25 March in a virtual session of the Constitutional Court. Image: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg and PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP
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SABC News reported that JZ has until 8 March to file his reply affidavit. A report by eNCA stated that the ConCourt says that the police minister and police commissioner should file their replying affidavits by Monday, 8 March, as well.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zuma Foundation responded to the Zondo Commission's urgent application to have him jailed for two years. The former president's daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla shared an image of the statement to Twitter.

The statement accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of 'abusing' his position by instructing his subordinates to 'bend the laws' of the country

The application by the Commission follows Zuma's refusal to appear before the court resulting in the Commission making an urgent application to the Constitutional Court, according to News24.

Zuma refused to comply with three summonses that were issued by the court for him to appear.

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The Zuma Foundation also requested that his case be 'struck off the roll' after slamming the National Prosecuting Authority. The call from the Jacob G Zuma foundation comes after it claimed that the National Prosecuting Authority planned to postpone the arms deal matter to 17 May.

In the meantime, Zuma has been enjoying tea with many politicians and other well-known names. The ANC Women's League confirmed their tea date with the former president last week.

According to reports, the organisation's secretary-general Meokgo Matuba confirmed that she and a few other leaders would be visiting Nkandla soon. Matuba did not however reveal when or exactly why they were going.

Meanwhile, many South Africans have headed online to speculate about why they are going. A lot of people also joked about the various tea parties the former president has had in the last few weeks.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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