“No amount of intimidation by anybody is going to succeed in making the judiciary not to do their work” says South Africa’s acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who on Wednesday called a media briefing to respond to an opinion piece penned by Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Part of Sisulu’s article read: “…the most dangerous African today is the mentally colonised African. And when you put them in leadership positions or as interpreters of the law, they are worse than your oppressor”. News24 quotes Zondo as saying that the article lacked substance and analysis, and was an insult to the judiciary, particularly black judges. “People can intimidate, insult us but we will not deviate from doing our job in accordance with our oath of office. If that hurts certain people so be it,” Zondo said.
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