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Opinion: Jacob Zuma must be put where he belongs, prison

The former President Jacob Zuma has been showing the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development a middle finger for years.

As a high esteemed leader of the highly respected country South Africa, he should have behaved better than he did lately. Zuma has been treating the Justice system and the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture with disdain as if he is the law himself.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has been very lenient with former President and allowed him to play his chess game with him. Although Zondo was lenient with him, Zuma didn't reserve a bit of respect for Zondo and the Commission he sets himself. Zondo finally took the matter to the Constitutional Court to force Zuma to appear and to give evidence before the commission which the Court granted. But Jacob Zuma wrote a letter with no recipient saying he will not appear at the commission. It is high time Zondo exercises the powers given to him by the Commissions Act, 1948 and issue summons and open a case against Zuma for contempt.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development must use Zuma's defiance to set an example that there no one who is above the law by arresting Zuma once the warrant of arrest is issued against him. The NPA and police must prove to the country and the public that they serve and act without fear, favour or prejudice. Zuma can't do as he wishes and keep showing justice system a middle finger forever.

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