Mbhazima Shilowa | Jacob Zuma: ConCourt ruling poses a challenge for the ANC, not for the country

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
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Contrary to popular opinion, the ruling does not pose a challenge for the country, but rather for the ANC, which has to choose between what is right for the country and pandering to the whims of its warring factions, writes former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa.  

The Constitutional Court judgment against former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of its earlier judgment ordering him to appear before the State Capture Inquiry has, once again, reminded South Africans that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and that the law applies equally to all, regardless of their social and political standing.

From its inception, the court has been consistent in applying the law in a just and equitable manner, regardless of who the litigants are.

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