By Kaya 959 News
Police have confirmed that they will not arrest former President Jacob Zuma until further notice.
Last week the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, sentenced Zuma to 15 months imprisonment for his failure to appear at the Zondo Commission.
The court had given Zuma until Sunday to hand himself over, however, he filed a last-minute application for the court to rescind its decision.
According to BusinessLive, a letter by a state attorney representing SAPS Minister Bheki Cele and National SAPS Commissioner Khehla Sitole, confirmed that police would hold off on their actions on the court’s order to arrest Zuma “out of respect of the unfolding litigation”.
The letter added that police will wait until the ConCourt matter is finalised unless they are given further directives from acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
“It is our clients’ view that the pending litigation has a direct impact on the action which they should take in terms of the court order on the basis that the court order has become the subject of litigation in both courts,” the letter states.
It adds: “We trust you find the above in order and our clients [Cele and Sitole] will be bound by any direction which the honourable court may issue pursuant to our clients’ intention to hold any steps in abeyance as indicated herein.”
The letter further noted that Zuma has launched a second court case against the ConCourt, challenging his sentence without a trial.
Duarte slams threats of violence
Meanwhile, the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) held a special meeting on Monday regarding the Zuma matter.
Deputy Secretary-General, Jessie Duarte, slammed those who threatened violence in the wake of the court’s ruling.
She said the NEC will instruct the Secretary General’s Office and Provincial Secretary to urgently investigate and initiate disciplinary action against the organisers responsible for the incitement of violence.
Action will also be taken against individuals responsible for the burning of ANC regalia and other acts of ill-discipline, which violates the ANC’s constitution and code of conduct.