The former president gave only one testimony before the Anti-Corruption Commission, then smashed the door and offended what was considered a “defendant.”
In a very unusual request, a South African judge asked former President Jacob Zuma to sue “Contempt of Justice”, In order to convict him of his own sentence. He has until Wednesday.
Since its establishment in 2018, the former head of state celebrated his 79th birthday on Monday, April 12. The committee has not been in charge of the committee and is responsible for investigating widespread corruption during his nine years in power.
In February of this year, after another refusal to testify, a committee chaired by Judge Raymond Zondo called on the country’s Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court, to pronounce him two years in prison. “Contempt of Justice” Oppose the former head of state.
Because this time, the former president not only ignored the committee’s subpoena, but also violated a decision made by the Constitutional Court in January, forcing him to appear in court and depriving him of the right to remain silent.
In a Friday order published on the website of the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court asked Mr. Zuma to determine “What constitutes appropriate sanctions”.He must be sworn in by Wednesday and explain “The nature and extent of the punishment that should be imposed on him”.
At the request of Agence France-Presse, the former president’s lawyer did not respond. Mr. Zuma has never responded to any form of judicial request, but prefers to make a public statement in the press.
According to lawyers, such requests by courts are not common.referee “Want to show that they have explored all the possibilities of hearing it”, Constitutional lawyer James Grant explained, “And prepare to impose severe punishment on him”.
Jacob Zuma has stated that he is ready to accept “Law goes its way”, Claiming that he is not worried about arrest, conviction or imprisonment. The former president gave only one testimony before the Anti-Corruption Commission in July 2019. He quickly closed the door, offending what was regarded as an anti-corruption crime. “Defendant”.
In a scandal, he was forced to resign in 2018 and was succeeded by the current president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who made the fight against corruption a war horse. Mr. Ramaphosa (Mr. Ramaphosa) served as Mr. Zuma’s vice chairman from 2014 to 2018, and he himself was called to testify before the committee on April 22-29.