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EFF: EFF welcomes the High Court judgement that Chief Justice must appoint judge in state capture Commission of inquiry


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EFF: EFF welcomes the High Court judgement that Chief Justice must appoint judge in state capture Commission of inquiry

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
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Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

13th December 2017


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The EFF welcomes the outcomes of the Gauteng North High Court which ruled that it must be the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, as opposed to Zuma, who must appoint the Judge in the State of Capture Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

We welcome this as a victory for accountability and proper administration of justice since this enquiry is meant to investigate Jacob Zuma for alleged corruption. It is therefore rational that he cannot appoint a judge in a commission investigation him as it creates a conflict of interest.


The EFF calls on Zuma to immediately comply with the judgement and not waste any more time and resources challenging the outcome. We further welcome the dismissal of his review with costs personally liable to him.

This is crucial because Zuma should have known the personal nature of his application that in essence, he was using state resources to try and stop remedial action that has to do with his personal involvement in corruption. The very application to review the remedial action of the public protector comes nothing short of embarrassing as it proves the very fact of how conflicted he is.


We reiterate our call for Zuma to step down as president of the country; not only has he violated the constitution, lies to the court, but he is using state resources to try and stay away from being held accountable for his corrupt actions.


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