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Zuma’s attack on a judge is without merit, but it’s dangerous for South Africa

Zuma’s attack on a judge is without merit, but it’s dangerous for South Africa

CATHLEEN POWELL, Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town “POST-TRUTH” culture is exemplified by the constant negation of fact-finding, expertise and research. Within such a culture, speakers, whether they occupy positions of power or are commenting anonymously on social media, become increasingly comfortable with claiming that reality is whatever they say it is. This, without any need to offer evidence which can be evaluated against objective criteria through reasoned argument. Former South African president Jacob Zuma adopted this approach when he recently demanded that Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo, the head of the state capture inquiry investigating grand…
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I am not a friend of ex-president Jacob Zuma – Deputy Judge President

I am not a friend of ex-president Jacob Zuma – Deputy Judge President

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH African Deputy Judge President has tabled a set of facts which seeks to prove that he is neither a friend of nor have family relations with ex-president Jacob Zuma, who has accused him of bias and sought his recusal from the state capture commission. In a statement read at the start of a special hearing to hear an application for his recusal, Zondo also poked holes in Zuma’s affidavit. Zuma, who deposed the affidavit last week, attended the proceedings, accompanied by his daughter. He has contended that he has a close and personal relationship with Zondo.…
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