Market data including bonds and fuel prices
The unskilled workforce in particular will be affected by the steps the country will be compelled to take
A former senior investigator who worked closely with the public protector on the report accused her of watering it down and removing portions
The premier announced her cabinet after a meeting with the ANC’s deployment committee and its alliance partners
Business Day TV speaks to African Rail Industry Association CEO Mesela Nhlapo
Credit bureau sees more defaults ahead as central bank increases interest rates
The improved sentiment is a result of increased merchandise export and import volumes and more new vehicles sold, Sacci report says
Soldiers say they killed scores of attackers during hours-long bombardment that included drones, car bombs and artillery in southern Mali
Top swimmers have a rivalry that could develop into one of SA sport’s greatestt
The Italian SUV outguns the Bentley Bentayga's record
Former president Jacob Zuma has applied to the Constitutional Court to rescind Tuesday’s ruling which found him in contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison.
Zuma has also made an urgent application to the high court in Pietermaritzburg to stay an order to turn himself in by Sunday or be arrested, and to interdict the police from arresting him pending his rescission application to the Constitutional Court.
Pending the outcome of these applications, Zuma is also seeking a declaration that “in circumstances such as the present” the matter of his alleged contempt of court be conducted in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act.
This comes after the Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that Zuma was in contempt of court and handed down a 15-month sentence. He was given until Sunday to submit himself to be taken into custody.
On Wednesday, acting deputy chief justice Sisi Khampepe signed a warrant for his committal.
Zuma was found to be in contempt for failing to comply with the Constitutional Court’s earlier order in January that he appear before the state capture commission and give evidence, as per the commission’s lawful summons.
He also declined to participate in the application to compel him to abide by the summons or in the application that he be held in contempt.
Zuma further refused the apex court's directive to make submissions on an appropriate penalty if it decided to hold him in contempt, saying his refusal was a conscientious objection.
In his founding affidavit to the Constitutional Court, which was filed on Friday, Zuma said despite the court’s “strong expression of judicial disdain” for his defiance of its orders, he trusted it would be able to “dig from the depth of its judicial being, to bring the requisite calmness and restraint, and to adjudicate my matter solely based on its legal merits”.
Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.
Published by Arena Holdings and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.