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AfriForum joins Zuma case

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AfriForum has joined the Jacob Zuma court case to challenge his application to have his guilty verdict set aside, claiming that the former president is receiving special treatment.

On Sunday, 4 July 2021, AfriForum released a statement expressing that it will be joining former president, Jacob Zuma’s case, as the concession supposedly violates the principle of equality before the law. The organisation has ordered its legal team to start preparations to join the court application of the former president. AfriForum will be joining as a friend of the court (amicus curiae).

The court application is due to be heard on 12 July 2021, following Zuma announcing that he would not be handing himself over for his arrest as ordered by the Constitutional Court. Zuma reportedly plans to oppose his “unfair and unjust” sentencing.

AfriForum will be joining the case to demonstrate that the supposed special treatment Zuma is getting by the court is a violation of the principle that everyone should be treated equally before the law. According to AfriForum, the application by Zuma to have his verdict of guilt set aside does not comply with rule 42 of the Uniform Court Rules. The organisation also found it particularly strange that the Constitutional Court agreed to hear the case.

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