THE #FREEJACOBZUMA CAMPAIGN OUTRAGED AND DISAPPOINTED BY THE CONTINUATION OF CAPTURED JUDICIAL ARROGANCE - WILL NOW NOW PROCEED TO FOLLOW INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL AVENUES IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE FOR PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA
Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
The majority judgement in the Constitutional Court (CC) rejecting #PresidentJacobZuma's application for the earlier CC judgement, illegally imprisoning him as a political prisoner, to be rescinded, only deepens the gross injustice that continues to be inflicted with impunity. There is nothing new in this arrogant judgement, in terms of the continuation of its intemperate language, and disastrously defiant contempt of President Zuma's national and international human rights. The contuing capture of our courts - even the CC - for factional political purposes, continues unabated.
The injustice of the illegal political imprisonment of President Zuma is only further deepened. Upholding the 'principle of finality' is a pathetic excuse to rob President Zuma's of his basic right of appeal, and is an outrage!
The #FreeJacobZuma campaign acknowledges the courage of the two minority judgements penned by Justices Jafta and Theron, that desperately tried to salvage the integrity of our legal system and specifically the Constitutional Court, but sadly this was to little avail.
Evidently there is no hope to secure justice for President Zuma through our captured legal system and courts. As the #FreeJacobZuma campaign indicated in our media statements of the 16th of July, and the 4th of August 2021, we will proceed to approach the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR), and also challenge the Constitutional Court majority judgement in terms of the United Nations’ International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), defending the right of every citizen throughout the world of appeal, and certainly not to be imprisoned without trial.
The #FreeJacobZuma campaign will not rest until full justice is secured for President Jacob Zuma.
A LUTA CONTINUA!
Issued by Carl Niehaus, on behalf of the #FREEJACOBZUMA campaign, 17 September 2021