Just as, we can reasonably safely assume, President Cyril Ramaphosa was coming out the right side of a Covid-19 infection (we can presume Omicron and that the prez is fully vaccinated and probably boosted too) Gauteng high court judge Keoagile Matojane, sitting in Johannesburg, threw a hand grenade under his bed.

Matojane has ordered former president Jacob Zuma back to prison to complete his sentence for contempt of court in a judgment of quite unexpected brutality but that to me seems also to serve as a message of solidarity with a judiciary under siege from political interference...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.