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Jacob Zuma and Raymond Zondo lock horns in another legal battle over state capture commission

The long-hauling lawful duel between previous president Jacob Zuma and Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo who led the state catch commission, is apparently a long way from being done.

It has arisen through court papers documented on December 10, 2021, for the North Gauteng (Pretoria) High Court, that prior weeks Justice Zondo conveyed the main bunch of the state catch report to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Zuma was planning to contend that Justice Zondo was unlawfully designated to seat the commission.

The resigned Zuma, who is one of the heroes fingered in the main bunch of the report, fights that, all things considered, all summons, mandates and decisions made by Justice Zondo while on the seat ought to be legitimately invalidated.


Zuma opens his case by saying that Justice Zondo mishandled a few arrangements of the law when he applied to have him constrained to affirm before the commission. He contends that direct comparable to him "was totally one-sided and coming up short on the norm of unbiasedness of an adjudicator and an administrator of a legal commission of request".

Besides, Zuma battles that the gravity of Justice Zondo's purportedly unlawful lead corresponding to his appearance requires a front facing challenge to the legality of his arrangement and thusly the legitimateness of his orders, decisions and choices connecting with him.

"I don't wish to be perceived to be against any examination of debasement including what involves me. I'm against that being ruined political practicality by one of the greatest legal officials based on the conditions of an unlawful arrangement.


"I accept that my reason for the recusal of the director based on inclination incorporate that he (the administrator) seemed to have acknowledged the political story controlled by a group in my ideological group, the ANC, that he embraced promptly as genuine proof that I advanced state catch and debasement," he said.

The previous president is as yet unflinching in accepting that Justice Zondo had a grievance with him, subsequently his refusal to recuse himself when requested to do as such.

"I accept that the administrator designated me and it came to me as nothing unexpected that he was sufficiently strong to ignore the basics of his legal office and to disregard his own vow of office to sustain a grave foul play on me. How he treated I neglected to show up before his bonus adds up to a maltreatment of legal power which could happen in light of the fact that he misjudges the legitimateness of his arrangement," Zuma says in the court papers.


In the court papers, Zuma said he doesn't document the application for it as he is very much in the know about its suggestions in the country.

"As, in the recusal application before the commission, I don't document this survey application softly on the grounds that I am very much in the know about its effect on the overall political scene of South Africa. I completely like the tremendous public and public interest and concerns with respect to the condition of our protected administration and framework, the rotting condition of our public organizations which are described by widespread and weakening degrees of debasement and fake exchanges. I additionally accept that a portion of these issues might be tended to through a legal commission of request.

"Nonetheless, such an executive delegated to seat that legal commission of request should be legitimately named as per our Constitution. Our Constitution doesn't allow dependence on illegal means to accomplish public objectives in fighting debasement and wrongdoing in policy management and issues. I, in this manner, try to address a grave protected and public mistake as far as which the executive was named."


In a similar court papers, Zuma fights that Justice Zondo mishandled his powers by straightforwardly moving toward the Constitutional Court to authorize his own requests for him to show up before the commission.

As indicated by Zuma, a lower court, for example, the high court ought to have been the last authority on the matter, not the zenith court.

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