The Jacob Zuma foundation released a statement late on Wednesday night, in response to Acting Deputy Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe, describing her judgment as “judicially emotional and angry and not consistent” with the Constitution.
The judgement of the Constitutional Court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for contempt of court, he has come out to say that he is”weighing options available”.
— JGZuma Foundation (Official) (@JGZ_Foundation) June 30, 2021
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Key qoutes from the statement
He’s studying the judgement
The foundation said it was speaking to its legal advisers “on the options available” to Zuma.“We are busy studying the judgment and discussing with our lawyers to get legal advice on the options available.” – the statement read.
Never said he’s above the law
The foundation said Zuma “Never believed that he is above the law or the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. On the contrary, he has always insisted that he must be treated like every other citizen, and his rights to equal protection of the laws must be respected and protected.” – the statement read.
Has a disagreement with DCJ Zondo
“The principle of equality before the law was clearly violated, and the Zondo commission was given an advantage in a case that was adjudicated by DCJ Zondo’s colleagues, whom he supervises,” the statement read.
There’s no equality in the law
“At a bare minimum, this means that courts must act independently and without bias, with unremitting fidelity to the law, and must be seen to be doing so. That did not happen in the Constitutional Court, as evidenced by this judgment,” the statement read.
Denounces the judgement
“The Jacob Zuma Foundation denounces Judge Kampempe judgment as judicially emotional & angry and not consistent with our Constitution.” the statement read.
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) June 30, 2021