Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
1 Mar 2021
9:00 pm

Zuma foundation relying on wrong legislation in letter slamming Zondo?

Bernadette Wicks

The former president's foundation says Justice Zondo got the law wrong, but it could be they who are relying on the wrong legislation.

Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo at the state capture commission. Picture: Neil McCartney

The Jacob G Zuma Foundation has launched another salvo in Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s direction, this time accusing him of trying to get the judiciary to “bend” the law in his efforts to have the former president held in contempt of court and jailed for two years. The foundation claims the legislation only provides for a jail term of up to six months. The problem is, it’s relying on the wrong legislation. In a statement issued on Monday, the foundation described the move as an act of desperation aimed at getting Zuma convicted by any means. “This desperation of...