The State Capture Commission of Inquiry has filed an application to the Constitutional Court to have Jacob Zuma jailed for two years for contempt of court.

According to EWN, this comes after Zuma refused to appear before the commission despite the ruling fro the Court that he must.

The Secretary of the Commission is the applicant and the respondents are Zuma, the minister of police and the SAPS. They have filed that this contempt and refusal to file affidavits was unlawful and intentional.

The intent is barely in question as Zuma has said he would rather go to jail than appear before the commission.

This comes after President Ramaphosa wrote a thinly veiled warning in his Presidential letter to the public, saying that there should be concern about those who believe they can defy the constitution, without naming Zuma directly.

“We should therefore be concerned when those who occupy prominent positions in society make statements that demonstrate a disdain for the basic principles of our Constitution and the institutions established to defend our democracy,” he said.

The commission wants the court to hear their case with urgency.

This is a developing story. 

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Zuma defies ConCourt order to appear before Zondo Commission


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