President Jacob Zuma was dealt a heavy blow when the judge ruled that the inquiry into the state of capture must go ahead unhindered. The President, who has been opposing Thuli Madonsela’s inquiry, lost the case and was also ordered to pay legal fees.
To make matters worse for Zuma, the DA is in the process of opening a case of perjury charges against him.
Associate Professor of Law at Wits James Grant joined the conversation on The Midday Report, to highlight the possible proceedings of the case and what it all means for President Zuma.
Grant says that the President has noted his appeal against the judgment which would remove the current NPA head, Shaun Abrahams. Abrahams remains in the seat of the NPA and would ultimately be the one to make the decision, adds Grant.
The provision in question is a section that was drafted by a drunken mad-man at midnight.— James Grant, Associate Professor of Law at Wits
I expect that all of this will probably drive civil society organisations to challenge the law that is suspending the effect of the various orders in both of these cases – yesterday’s judgment and the Abrahams case.— James Grant, Associate Professor of Law at Wits
Listen to Grant’s thoughts on the Presidents case against Abrahams here...