The Constitutional Court has confirmed when it will hear the contempt of court case against former president Jacob Zuma. PHOTO: GCIS

THE Constitutional Court has set a date to hear the commission of inquiry into state capture’s application to hold former president Jacob Zuma in contempt of court.

The application is set to be heard on March 25.

This comes after the commission filed an urgent application last week after Zuma failed to abide by an order of the court that he should appear before the commission.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo wants the Constitutional Court to impose a custodial sentence on Zuma for contempt of court or a fine.

On Monday, the court announced the date, adding Zuma would have until the 8th of March to file his replying affidavit.

In a statement released on Sunday, The Jacob Zuma Foundation accused Zondo of abusing his powers to settle personal scores.

“This desperation of the deputy chief justice, abusing his position as the second in charge in the Constitutional Court, instructing his subordinates to bend the laws of this country, is unprecedented,” the foundation said in a statement.

“He ignores process and jurisdiction as prescribed in law, just to ensure that the Zuma state capture commission of inquiry finds president Zuma guilty by hook or crook to deliver him to some hidden masters.”

“The 1947 [Commissions] Act talks about six months’ imprisonment or 55 pounds fine, not the two years’ imprisonment that the honourable judge, who is chairing the commission alone, suggests.”


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