'Zuma has abused SA by dragging the country through the courts for 8 years'

President Jacob Zuma has until end-of-day on Thursday, to make representation on why corruption charges against him should not be reinstated.

Executive secretary at Casac (Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution), Lawson Naidoo says the President is facing the challenge of having to come up with new reasons as to why the charges should not go ahead.

He says the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) will have to make a decision on the representations Zuma would've made by the end of the day.

I think this points to an abuse of the legal process. The President has dragged the country through the courts for over 8 years for him to have conceded that the decision was irrational. He was challenging that decision for 8 years and that is abusive.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution

It is incumbent on the NPA to proceed with the charges of corruption and racketeering against the President and allow the court of law to determine whether there is veracity to those charges and whether the President is guilty of those charges.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary at Council For The Advancement Of The Constitution

To hear more analysis from Lawson Naidoo, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Zuma has abused SA by dragging the country through the courts for 8 years'


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