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The actual arrest of Zuma is the test

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Zuma clearly believes he is untouchable – as he has done for most of his career, before and after he occupied the highest office in the land.


24 Nov 2020
PREMIUM!
The actual arrest of Zuma is the test

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Neil McCartney

If former president Jacob Zuma thought he could play a game of legal “chicken” with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, then he made a big mistake. The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture chair has started a process to have the former president charged with contempt after he walked out of its session last week. Possibly, Zondo also believes in the old adage that if you give someone like Zuma enough rope, sooner or later he will hang himself. The evasive politician has for years been fighting tooth and nail – the so-called “Stalingrad defence” – to avoid having his...

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