‘Our courts are captured, but Ramaphosa remains charged,’ says Carl Niehaus

Reacting to judgment in the President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma court case, former ANC member Carl Niehaus said the judiciary will lead the country to collapse.
Ramaphosa had applied to the Johannesburg high court to set aside his prosecution as unconstitutional and unlawful. He asked the court to interdict any “further steps” in pursuing the prosecution and to excuse his appearance in court on January 19, as demanded by the former president.
Zuma filed a case against Ramaphosa, arguing he is an “accessory after the fact” in relation to charges Zuma is pursuing against prosecutor Billy Downer and journalist Karyn Maughan.
The court granted Ramaphosa the interdict which means he does not have to appear in the dock on Thursday. Jacob Zuma Foundation spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi said their suspicions were vindicated by the appointment of three judges instead of one. Manyi had said the appointment of a full bench confused and intrigued the foundation.
16 Jan 7AM English South Africa News · Business

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