Yet again the South African Constitution stand trial. First it was when the Constitutional Court made a ruling that the former president Jacob Zuma must go to prison for contemp of court. Many people were happy about this ruling as it indicated that no one is above the law. Whether you are a former president or you are just an ordinary citizen, the law applies to all.
Friday 17 September, the Constitutional Court will give the highly unticipated judgement on the rescind application of the former presidebt Jacob Zuma. For the longest time South Africans have been waiting on this matter. We know that at some point, the lawyers of the former president said that the Constitutional Court is breaking international laws by continuing to keep the former president in jail.
We also know that this will be a big test for the career of adv. Dali Mpofu. If things goes according to their plan and they win this case against the Constitutional Court judges, he would be the first lawyer in the history of South Africa to win such a case. After all, he is the one who made South Africans aware that one could actually rescind a Constitutional Court judgement given that certain criteria are met. The rulings of the Constitutional Court can actually be challenged.
Many people have been saying that Dali Mpofu does not win the cases were he represent ANC members and this could just be one of those those cases that elevate him if he wins.
The former president has been granted medical parole and many were disappointed that it had to come to a medical parole for the former president to be released from prison which is something that he did not want. He wanted justice to prevail. He did not want to be handed any favours.
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