By Thys Khiba
Pretoria – The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has condemned the ConCourt for sentencing former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months imprisonment.
“As MKMVA will oppose the imprisonment of President Zuma as a matter of legal, political and revolutionary principle. We will use every legal avenue available to us to oppose Nxamalala’s improvement, and to register our outrage,” said MKMVA spokesperson Carl Gerhardus Niehaus.
This is after Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court on Tuesday and ordered to serve a term of direct, unsuspended jail time.
According to Niehaus, Zuma is unjustly being targeted as an individual and the law is being used for factional political reasons.
The MKMVA supports the reasons why Zuma refuses to appear in front of the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture under the chairperson of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
The MKMVA has called on all its members, including the members of the African National Congress (ANC) to ‘oppose Nxamalala’s improvement and to express outrage at this abuse legal power.’
Meanwhile, the Police Minister Bheki Cele confirmed that the law enforcement agencies would act on the instructions of the Constitutional Court if Zuma did not hand himself over to the police within five working days.
“The judgement came about an hour ago and made it clear that the former president has five days to respond to the decision made by the court,” said Cele. @centralnews
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