Jacob Zuma foundation accuses Zondo of humiliating former president
The Jacob Zuma Foundation has come out to accuse the chairperson of the state capture commission, deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo for being obsessed with the former president.
In a statement by the foundation, it claimed that Zondo was interested in humiliating Zuma.
It condemned a media conference held by Zondo.
“His media conference was ill-advised and utterly inappropriate for a person of his seniority in the judiciary.”
After Zuma failed to appear before the state capture commission on Monday as scheduled, Zondo told the commission that he must appear next month even if Zuma’s lawyers decides to not confirm his attendance.
The Foundation claimed that Zondo was keen on treating the former president Zuma harshly in order to advance his career.
It accused the commission of already treating Zuma as guilty with no evidence to back up the guilty claims.
“By calling the media conference, the chairperson has jeopardised a great opportunity for cooperation.”
“We believe that it serves no purpose to call an implicated person you have already judged while you refuse to call other witnesses simply because their testimony contradicts your brief or narrative you seek to confirm.
The foundation further reminded the deputy chief justice that no one was above the law.
“We call upon the Chief Justice to remind the chairperson that he is not above the law and that he is accountable to the Constitution”
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