Former South African president Jacob Zuma launched a new legal challenge to Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s appointment as the State Capture Inquiry’s chairperson. News24 reports that Zuma is aggrieved about the commission’s application for a Constitutional Court order that he must appear before it, as well as its subsequent successful application to have him jailed for contempt of that order. According to Zuma, both these applications demonstrate that Zondo’s, “… conduct in relation to [him] was entirely biased and lacking the standards of impartiality of a judge and a chairperson of a judicial commission of inquiry”. The publication says that while Zuma’s application seems to be academic, it is apparent that the former head of state’s case is aimed at wholly discrediting Zondo, and undermining the legitimacy of his four-year-long commission and its work.
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