Jacob Zuma Accuses South African Courts of Favouring Cyril Ramaphosa After Case Postponement

Jacob Zuma Accuses South African Courts of Favouring Cyril Ramaphosa After Case Postponement

  • Former President Jacob Zuma slammed the judicial system and accused it of favouring current president Cyril Ramaphosa
  • His criticism came after his court case to prosecute Ramaphosa privately was postponed
  • Zuma called the courts biased, and some South Africans agreed with his analysis of the country's judicial system

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

Jacob Zuma accused the courts of being biased against Cyril Ramaphosa
Msholozi was not happy with how the courts treated Ramaphosa. Images: Mike Hutchings /POOL/AFP via Getty Images and Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG – Former president Jacob Zuma was left with a bitter taste after the Johannesburg High Court postponed his case against President Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma claimed that the courts were on Ramaphosa's side.

Zuma slams SA Courts

According to Eyewitness News, Zuma's criticism came after he appeared before the Johannesburg High Court on 11 April. Zuma wants Ramaphosa to be charged as an accessory in his private prosecution case against News24 journalist Karyn Maughan and prosecutor Billy Downer.

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The courts postponed the case to 6 August. The postponement will give Zuma's legal team the time to respond to papers Ramaphosa filed. However, Msholozi was far from happy. Alluding to when Ramaphosa allegedly stashed millions under his mattress in the Phala Phala saga, Zuma slammed the courts.

"When I was in Cuba seeking medical help, my lawyers told the court there was a judge that demanded that I came to court. (But) even when money is found in his sofas, he does not come to court even once," Zuma said.

Mzansi supports Zuma

Some South Africans on Facebook took Zuma's side.

Sandile Babakaveeh Zulu said:

"If that money were found in Nkandla, the journalists would still be camping outside his house even now."

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Vuyani Rivala said:

"Ramaphosa is the worst devil we don't know."

Mdumiseni Myeni said:

"Very true. Imagine if that money was found in Zuma's house."

Others were against him

Chris Grundling said:

"The courts were very favourable to Zuma. He should be jailed."

Johnnie Johnstone said:

"Jacorrupt Zuma and his Gupta brothers should be in jail for corruption, looting and self-enrichment."

Jacob Zuma criticises the IEC

Briefly News reported that Zuma criticised the Independent Electoral Commission in a similar article.

Zuma slammed the IEC, accused it of playing politics, and said the Commission should focus on the voting process, not who the president would be.

Source: Briefly News

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