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State Capture Report: Zuma to report CJ Zondo to JSC

The Jacob Zuma Foundation’s spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi has also questioned the legitimacy of the State Capture Commission

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Former president Jacob Zuma intends reporting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) following the release of the final State Capture Commission report.

The report, which zeroed in on high level corruption involving Zuma and the controversial Gupta family, made damning findings against the former president, including that he enabled the capture of the state via unduly rewarded government contracts, among other things. Zuma has always maintained that the commission, which Zondo chaired, was manufactured to target him and has launched a number of legal bids against it.

Zuma had even refused to appear before the commission, but a ruling by the Constitutional Court compelled him to. He then defied that judgement, prompting the highest court in the land to sentence him for contempt of court. Zuma was then sentenced to 15 months behind bars, but has since been released on medical parole, a decision by former prisons boss Arthur Fraser which has been called into question.


Briefing media in Sandton on Saturday, the Jacob Zuma Foundation’s spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi said the JSC will be asked to probe CJ Raymond Zondo’s remarks about the former president’s parole grant by Fraser, who himself has also been implicated in the State Capture report.

“Following further reckless and irresponsible comments by chief justice Zondo, former President Jacob Zuma has briefed his legal team amongst other things to report chief justice Zondo to the judicial service commission within the next week or two. Specifically, the JSC will be asked to investigate the grossly unlawful comments by chief justice Zondo who took it upon himself to comment on matters pending before the courts. CJ Zondo is on record saying Mr Fraser who was the national commissioner for correctional services granted him, meaning Zuma, medical parole under questionable circumstances.”

Jacob Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi

Manyi has further questioned the legitimacy of the State Capture Commission, saying its establishment was unlawful.