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Malema unhappy with Concourt’s delay in investigating state capture against Zuma’s decision

Through Loyiso Sidimba 10 m ago

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EFF chief Julius Malema has expressed concerns about the Constitutional Court’s delay in delivering its ruling in the case between the state capture investigation and former President Jacob Zuma.

Malema, speaking to media in Johannesburg on Thursday, told reporters he had a problem with the time it took for the Supreme Court to render its decision in the commission of inquiry into the attempted capture of the State of having Zuma jailed for two years for snubbing subpoenas. proof.

“The only problem I have is with the Constitutional Court (chairman of the commission, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond) Zondo rushed over and went to the Constitutional Court and said he had an urgent request concerning Zuma’s appearance before the commission. This was an urgent request until today, he has not commented on an urgent request, ”said Malema.

The Supreme Court heard the commission’s request on March 25, but has yet to deliver its judgment.

Malema complained that when the EFF criticizes the behavior of the Constitutional Court, the Council for the Advancement of the Constitution of South Africa (Casac) accuses the party of attacking the judicial system.

He asked, “Why did they give Zondo an urgent request and take forever to decide on an urgent request?” What is urgent now since they took a long time (to render the decision), what is urgent?

“The granting of this urgent request, by this delay, is a clear indication that from the beginning there was nothing urgent but broerskap (fraternity), DCJ asks us’ ke bra ya rena (he is our brother) we cannot be seen rejecting it, ”said Malema.

He also complained that it was more than three months since the judgment on the offer of the EFF to unseal the bank statements of the presidential campaign CR17 ANC of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard the case in March and Malema said the entire judiciary had indicated the case was of public importance and the decision would be rendered within three months.

“It’s nice to be Cyril Ramaphosa,” said Malema, adding that the judgment was taking time because there are some interesting names in the bank statements.

“If you march to demand that the Constitutional Court render its judgment on the urgent demand, they will say that the corrupt are marching against a government that fights against corruption. We are not corrupt, no court has ever declared us corrupt. Our taxes are in order, we are not corrupt, no one is investigating us. We are not afraid of them, ”he said.

Malema also addressed the South Gauteng High Court of Casac’s request to review and set aside the conduct of the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) in the April talks in which justices Mahube Molemela, Fayeeza Kathree -Setiloane, Jody Kollapen, Rammaka Mathopo and Bashier Vally have been recommended to Ramaphosa to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court.

Judges Dhaya Pillay, David Unterhalter and Senior Counsel Alan Dodson were unsuccessful.

“This is why Casac goes to court, Casac requested my withdrawal from the JSC because I asked unpleasant questions”, said Malema, member of the JSC, in reference to Casac’s complaint to the clerk of interests. Members of Parliament for his barbecue of Judge Pillay, during his interview. , and questioning him about his friendship with Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Malema also questioned Judge Pillay about her ruling in favor of former Cabinet Minister and ANC National Executive Committee member Derek Hanekom against Zuma for his slanderous tweet.

“Ever since I got there (at JSC), I’ve been asking questions the same way I asked this Indian lady (Judge Pillay). What’s so special about this Indian judge? The only specialty of her is that she’s friend Pravin (Gordhan).


Malema unhappy with Concourt’s delay in investigating state capture against Zuma’s decision

SourceMalema unhappy with Concourt’s delay in investigating state capture against Zuma’s decision

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