According to retired Justice Sisi Khampepe, if the Constitutional Court had been bullied into not jailing former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court, "we could in all honesty not call ourselves a constitutional democracy established on the rule of law." Khampepe disclosed this information in an exclusive interview with News24.
Had the Constitutional Court been intimidated into not jailing former president Jacob Zuma for contempt, "we could in all honesty not call ourselves a constitutional democracy founded on the rule of law", says retired Justice Sisi Khampepe. In an exclusive interview, Khampepe revealed that she had been threatened after she wrote the apex court's majority ruling that sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for refusing to comply with its order that he appear before the State Capture Inquiry.
"We could in all honesty not call ourselves a constitutional democracy built on the rule of law if the Constitutional Court had been intimidated into not jailing former President Jacob Zuma for contempt of court," says retired Justice Sisi Khampepe. In an interview with News24, Khampepe revealed this knowledge.
It will seem that Zondo is good at accusing Zuma, but unable to prove any of his accusations. Why would he target Zuma though? Jacob Zuma’s foundation once took a swipe at state capture commission chairperson Raymond Zondo, claiming he failed to link the former president to the controversial Gupta family.
This Khampepe judgment was a travesty of justice. The judgment was unlawful, as confirmed by two Justices of the Constitutional Court. It was a display of anger, resentment, and abuse of power by the Constitutional Court. Had the Constitutional Court been intimidated into not jailing former president Jacob Zuma for contempt, "we could in all honesty does not call ourselves a constitutional democracy founded on the rule of law”, says retired Justice Sisi Khampepe.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is still on long leave with his tenure coming to an end in October. The appointment of Acting Chief Justice Khampepe to fulfill Mogoeng's duties has come to an end. The South African Judiciary and the office of the Chief Justice have announced that Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has been appointed to be the Acting Chief Justice during this interim period.
Having Zuma in custody has always been good news for South African democracy. A former African head of state being held accountable through a domestic legal and judicial process appears to be a first in African history. Is it legal for Za to be arrested without a trial?
Sisi Khampepe was angry with Justice Theron whom she said insinuated or accused her that she went out of her way to punish President Zuma. Khampepe said she applied the law to the NEW and UNUSUAL circumstances. Basically, the 7 Justices created their own law to jail Zuma.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) revealed that Acting Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe's seat is up for grabs when she leaves the judiciary later this year, just hours after she delivered one of the most prolific Constitutional Court judgments in democratic South African history. On Tuesday morning, Khampepe sent the South African public into a frenzy when she convicted former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison, but it appears that this will be her farewell gift to the country before she leaves.
Zuma’s arrest has always been good news for the rule of law in South Africa. Holding accountable a former chief of state through a domestic legal and judicial process in Africa appears to be without precedent. This may seem to have been the right thing to do, but was it lawful for Za to be arrested without a trial?
A constitutional democracy based on the rule of law would have been impossible if former President Jacob Zuma had been coerced into avoiding being jailed for contempt of court, according to retired Justice Sisi Khampepe. During an exclusive interview, Khampepe said that she had received death threats after writing the majority judgement of the Supreme Court that condemned Zuma to 15 months in prison for refusing to testify before the State Capture Inquiry..
20 September 2021 Written by Sphe J Hadebe Johannesburg- Former President Jacob Zuma, has spoken for the time since he was released from the prison and he has taken a shot at the current state of Constitution in the country. Msholozi penned a letter and left no stone unturned on the judiciary and the current state of condition we are enduring in this country.
The former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court and he was sentenced 15 months in jail by Sisi khampepe. Khampepe sentenced Zuma even though his colleagues judge Jafta and judge Theron were not in agreement with her decision. Advocate Dali Mpofu is the head of the former president Jacob Zuma's legal team.
Former Constitutional Court Judge Sisi Khampepe is believed to be the wife of businessman Siza Khampepe, who is a director & shareholder of Kgorong Investment Holdings, an empowerment partner of Reutech Radar Systems. The company got a suspicious tender worth R220-million as part of the controversial arms deal.
https://twitter.com/van1go/status/1438781062147084292?s=19 Khampepe said the majority finds that Mr. Zuma did not meet the statutory requirements of a recission application. Former President Jacob Zuma will recognize nowadays whether his utility to have his reformatory term rescinded is successful or not. This, as the Constitutional Court will hand down its long-awaited judgment after hearing oral and written arguments from all events involved.
The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Friday has maintained its choice to condemn previous president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in jail. Conveying the scorching greater part judgment, Justice Sisi Khampepe said three decisions were written by the ConCourt, a larger part and two disagreeing decisions.
ConCourt deals Zuma another legal blow 17th Sep 2021 The Constitutional Court has stuck by the decision it made in July to sentence former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison, dismissing his application with costs. Delivering the majority judgment, Justice Sisi Khampepe said Zuma failed to meet the statutory requirements for a rescission.
Zuma failed to fulfill statutory criteria, according to Acting Deputy Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe, since he could not provide “a fair and sufficient justification for his failure to oppose contempt proceedings” and he did not prove he had a bona fide case. Former President Jacob Zuma's plea for a revocation of his 15-month sentence for contempt with costs was denied by the constitutional court on Friday.
Is former president Jacob Zuma above the law? A few days ago former president Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months unsuspended imprisonment by the Constitutional Court for failing to appear in the Zondocommission after being summoned by the judge in charge of the proceedings. He was told by judge Khampepe that he needed to hand himself over to the police within 4 days-time otherwise the police department will be forced to arrest him.
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen I'd like to begin by thanking the members of the media who have assembled here for ensuring that the people of South Africa, the continent, and the world hear my position on the Khampepe verdict, which sentenced me to prison without trial.