The Secretary-General of GOOD has welcomed the ConCourt’s ruling on Jacob Zuma, but has pointed out that celebrating such a day is an insult to our constitutional democracy.
On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, Secretary-General (SG) for GOOD, Brett Herron issued a statement in response to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on former president, Jacob Zuma’s sentencing to 15 months in prison. In light of many South Africans celebrating the ruling, Herron commented otherwise.
Herron expressed that South Africans should not be celebrating that a former president has been found guilty of contempt of court. He stated that no South African should celebrate, as the findings of Zuma’s conduct and attitude towards the court was so egregious that it led to such circumstances.
Herron also highlighted that as much as this is a day to celebrate, it is also a sad day for our constitutional democracy. He expressed his dismay in that a president who swore allegiance to the Constitution, instead scandalised the courts and defied a court order. Herron, however, welcomed the judgement.
See the post below.
South Africa’s democracy was saved today. We can all celebrate this. However, it is a painful day that a former President has placed our country, its people, and the Courts in this position.
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— Good (@ForGoodZA) June 29, 2021