Zuma to report Zondo to JSC over 'unlawful comments'

Zuma to report Zondo to JSC over 'unlawful comments'

Former president Jacob Zuma will take parts of the report of the commission of inquiry into state capture on judicial review.

Jacob Zuma

This was confirmed by Mzwanele Manyi, who is the spokesperson for the Jacob Zuma Foundation.

According to Manyi the commission as a whole has no legal leg to stand on, which means the report is “fruit of a poisoned tree”.

“On the specifics of what is being taken on review are the parts that refer to him.

“But don’t divorce the issue that he is saying in fact these are the fruits of a poisoned  tree. He is saying the whole thing is rotten and unlawful wrong from the start. It violated the constitution.”

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Zuma will also report Zondo to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC).

According to Manyi, the JSC will be asked to investigate the “grossly unlawful comments” by the chief justice.

“He (Zondo) took it upon himself to comment on matters pending before the Courts. Chief Justice Zondo is on record saying “Mr Fraser who was National Commissioner for Correctional Services, granted him (Zuma) medical parole under questionable circumstances.......”

The fifth and final Zondo commission report was handed to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday following several delays.

The report findings have placed the former president at the centre of state capture during his 9-year tenure.

It recommended that law enforcement agencies must probe him and his son Duduzane for their role in state capture.

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