Malema Pulls No Punches Back on Zondo

Written by on 31 March, 2021

By: Lindelani Mbatha

EFF leader Julius Malema says Former President, Jacob Zuma, must appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry, even though they feel it is biased.

Malema had been briefing media on the outcome of the party’s Central Command Team Meeting,that was held over the weekend.

Zuma has refused to appear before the Commission, for as long as it is still chaired by Raymond Zondo, accusing him of exploiting his proximity to the Constitutional Court to protect and advance his own interests.

Last week, the ConCourt heard the inquiry’s urgent application to have the former president jailed for two years, for defying its summons and directives, as ordered by the apex court.

Malema says Zuma must raise all the issues he has with the commission within.

“You see the State Capture is factional and Zondo is a factionalist. Having made such an observation, it doesn’t mean we must stay away from it. We must still go, we must still challenge it from within.”

On Last week’s dramatic proceedings at the Commission, Malema says advocate Dali Mpofu was correct for asking enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan’s lawyer, Michelle Le Roux, to shut up.

Gordhan returned to the State Capture Inquiry where he was being cross-examined by Former SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane, on matters related to the Revenue Service.

Zondo then told Mpofu that it’s unacceptable for a legal representative to tell another representative to shut up.

Malema says Zondo failed to deal with the same matter when it was done by a White advocate representing former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.

The guy (Zondo) worships Pravin Gordhan, you can see that he is in the factional battles of Pravin Gordhan and them, he worships Whiteness and he is every scared of white people. “I am in charge here, I’m in charge.” Zondo couldn’t say that to a white person, he couldn’t tell a white man that he is in charge. He couldn’t say to Baas, “I am in charge” but when Dali challenges a White Madame, Zondo tries to impress Whiteness,” says Malema.

The General Council of the Bar (GCB) confirmed that Mpofu will be investigated for professional misconduct.

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