Political Desk : Prosecution of Zuma is a victory for the rule of law

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Richard Calland, associate professor in Public Law at UCT says that the fact that former president Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted is a victory for the rule of law.

This comes after Shaun Abrahams announced on Friday that the state has reinstated fraud and corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma.

The fact that this prosecution is happening at all, the fact that a powerful political actor, a president of the country, former president now is being prosecuted is a victory for the rule of law, a victory for public accountability.

Richard Calland, Associate professor in Public Law at UCT

He said inevitably people will pay a lot of attention on how the prosecution proceeds and he raised the question of whether the prosecution team be up to the task and will they put together the necessary witnesses and other pieces of evidence to secure a conviction which is their duty under the law.

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