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'No one is above the law' Nadel supports criminal charges against Zuma

24 November 2020 12:18 PM
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DCJ Zondo is pursuing criminal charges against former president Jacob Zuma after he walked out of the commission on Thursday.

The decision by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to seek criminal action against former president Jacob Zuma following his walk-out from the state capture inquiry last week is being met with support from the National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel).

No one is above the law.

Mvuzo Notyesi, President - National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel)

Zuma left the commission without the permission of Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Thursday, after Zondo had dismissed the former president's application for his recusal from the inquiry.

RELATED: What happens now? - Zuma walks out of Zondo Commission

Nadel president Mvuzo Notyesi says Zondo's decision to pursue criminal charges against former president Jacob Zuma is important for two reasons:

To restore the dignity of the commission and send the message that everyone has a responsibility to act according to the law.

Mvuzo Notyesi, President - National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel)

It imposes more duty on those who hold public office to lead by example and ensure that they are law-abiding citizens.

Mvuzo Notyesi, President - National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel)

National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel) has also been critical of a subsequent statement issued by the Zuma Foundation.

It seemed to encourage the action of the walkout from the commission of inquiry.

Mvuzo Notyesi, President - National Association of Democratic Lawyers of South Africa (Nadel)

RELATED: Our most pivotal witness is not coming! Hear us, urgently! – Zondo to ConCourt

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24 November 2020 12:18 PM
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