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Former spy boss Arthur Fraser officially opposes nomination of Raymond Zondo for Chief Justice

Durban - The previous top of the country's remedial administrations and previous head of spies, Arthur Fraser, has authoritatively brought up his criticism regarding the assignment of vice president equity, Raymond Zondo, as one individual who ought to be considered for the empty situation of Chief Justice. 

In a letter shipped off the board led by the previous Judge of the International Court of Justice and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, entrusted with prescribing fives names to President Cyril Ramaphosa by October 29 this year, Fraser raised a few focuses. 

The letter was sent simply just under the wire on Friday, October 15, 2021, the remove date for individuals from the general population to mention their criticisms and it was sent through Mabuza Attorneys of Johannesburg. 

In the super three focuses, Fraser said: Zondo does not have the essential legal autonomy, comes up short on the vital unwavering ness to the pledge of office taken by legal officials when they are named, and does not have the honesty and reasonableness needed for the workplace of the Chief Justice. 

His contention depends on the lead of Zondo as the director of the state catch commission which was examining charges of state catch by the Gupta family during the 2009-2018 administration of the previous president Jacob Zuma. 


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Fraser's name was highlighted noticeably during the sitting of the commission as having manhandled secret assistance reserves and in the letter of complaint, he cries foul, saying he was never allowed an opportunity to express his side of the story. 

Fraser urges that all things considered, Zondo "is not a fit and legitimate contender to be the face and encapsulation of the qualities cherished in the Constitution of South Africa". 

Tossing more punches at Zondo, Fraser said Zondo's lead was intended to satisfy the decision political world-class so it could, in the future, green light his assignment as the following boss equity of the country. 

"Along with Mr. Paul Pretorius SC (Head of the Commission's Legal Team and Evidence Leader), he intentionally allowed no under 10 observers to introduce deceptions about me without managing the cost of me even a single chance to express my adaptation before the Commission or to guard myself against any of the claims made against me. 

"I have the motivation to accept that Deputy Chief Justice Zondo did this to charm himself with the political class so he can get the situation of Chief Justice for which he is currently designated," Fraser said in his protest letter. 

Moreover, Fraser said he has the motivation to accept that Zondo's lead was conscious and tried to secure those 'I would have presented to be the genuine offenders in catching or endeavoring to recover the State. I further have the motivation to accept that his conscious lead looked to ensure the genuine starting points of the possibility of the commission as an unfamiliar supported concept'."Due to my special situation as a previous head of Intelligence, I likewise know about the person(s) who were painstakingly chosen to execute the same. It is this data that Deputy Chief Justice Zondo energetically went against to keep me from uncovering. It additionally looked to cover and ensure the job of old politically-sanctioned racial segregation security knowledge networks in catching the post-politically-sanctioned racial segregation state. 

His direct and treatment of witnesses that didn't fit the Commission's story shows his absence of legal freedom and capacity to act without dread or favor as requested by his promise of office. Such an individual can't and ought to never be depended on the most elevated legal office in the land. His arrangement would flag the demise of our legal executive and would corrosively affect our popularity based qualities as a country." 

By contradicting Zondo's selection, Fraser is joining any semblance of the National Freedom Party (NFP) which as of late said Zondo manhandled his situation to dole out retributions with Zuma and ought not to be considered for the position. 

Then again, the Congress of the People (Cope) said Zondo worked effectively as the seat of the commission and ought to be given the main equity position. 

The Helen Suzman Foundation has freely brought up criticisms about the shortlisting of Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and Western Cape Judge President, Judge John Hlophe, saying they are too polluted to ever be even shortlisted to the basic position. 


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