By Kaya 959 News
Former president Jacob Zuma will appear before the Constitutional Court on March 25.
The Constitutional Court will hear an application by the State Capture Commission of Inquiry that Zuma is convicted of contempt of court.
This after he failed to appear before the commission several times.
The ConCourt ordered the 78-year-old to appear before the commission in January.
Despite the commission setting aside the week of February 15 to 19 for Zuma’s appearance, he made it clear he would not attend.
The commission argued that the former president disrespected its work by defying the third summons in a row.
Commission chairperson, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wants the court to impose a two-year sentence if Zuma is found guilty.
Zuma has until March 8 to file answering papers.
Time for tea
Zuma made headlines last month when he agreed to meet his former nemesis, Julius Malema, for tea. Analysts believed the pair were meeting to form an alliance against the Zondo Commission of Inquiry. But officials close to the pair said there was nothing sinister about the meeting.
The colour of tea early in the morning.
Zuma agrees to meet ANC top six
President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed last week that Zuma will meet with the ANC’s top six “soon” to discuss his defiance of the court order.
“The important thing for me as president of the republic is to insist that all of us must abide by the rule of law and the Constitution of the republic,” Ramaphosa said during a South African National Editor’s Forum (Sanef) engagement.