In an exclusive interview with News24, retired Constitutional Court Justice Sisi Khampeperevealed that she had been threatened after she wrote the apex court’s majority ruling that sentenced former South African president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in prison for refusing to comply with its order that he appear before the State Capture Inquiry. Khampepe said that she, and her fellow justices, had “taken a Constitutional oath of office to apply the law impartially, without fear, favour or prejudice” and could therefore “not pander to Mr Zuma because of his political status”. “Mr Zuma believed he could test the limits of the judiciary and I believe the judiciary demonstrated that nobody is above the law. We are all equal before it,” Khampepe insisted.
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