- The Defend our Democracy group has now called on South Africans to defend the Constitution
- The group contains many prominent figures in South Africa society with all sharing the same opinion
- The group recently spoke on former president Jacob Zuma and his recent ConCourt order defiance
A group of South Africans of prominent African National Congress (ANC) veterans, on Thursday, called on SA citizens to help vigorously guard the Constitution in light of former President Jacob Zuma's current defiance.
Religious and business leaders, civil society companies as well as politicians are among over 300 people which form part of the campaign ‘Defend our Democracy’. They raised concerns about the country's growing lack of ability to protect citizens.
The Defend our Democracy organisation has lashed out at Zuma for defying the Constitutional court's order that he appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
According to a report by EWN, the group stated that it was astonished that Zuma was 'violating the law' and 'assailing the Consitution'. News24 reported that the group asked South Africans to vigorously oppose the 'threat to democracy'.
Daily Maverick reported that the SACP, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, various Churches, organisations of civil society, ANC veterans and Professors Salim Abdool-Karim and Glenda Gray, the two leading Covid-19 scientists in the country form part of the group.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Zuma's answering affidavit to the State Capture Commission for the application of contempt of court charge at the Constitutional Court was due on 8 March. Reports say that Zuma has missed this deadline.
The former president is refusing to appear before the Commission due to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Zuma wishes to have Zondo recuse himself from the Commission before he appears.
In other news about Zuma, Briefly.co.za reported that he hosted another tea party at Nkandla, this time his guests were the ANC Women's League.
His daughter, Duduzile, documented part of the meeting and uploaded a picture to Twitter.
"A very productive engagement. Judging from the posture, it appears like it was a tell-it-all from the Union Buildings of Inkandla. “Be assured, ANC comes first to me” the words of Wiseman, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Mhlanganyelwa kaGcinamazwi Zuma."
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