Zuma should be put behind bars to ‘vindicate ConCourt authority’

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Zuma should be put behind bars to ‘vindicate ConCourt authority’

Zuma thinks he’s above the law and has violated the dignity of the judiciary, says state capture inquiry secretary

Franny Rabkin

The state capture commission has asked that former president Jacob Zuma be committed to two years in prison for contempt of court.

This was to “vindicate the court’s authority and the rule of law”, said the commission’s secretary, Itumeleng Mosala, in court papers.

The commission’s urgent application was filed at the Constitutional Court on Monday after Zuma failed to turn up last week to give evidence, despite a summons and a court order from the highest court to do so...

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