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Melanie Verwoerd | Will a defiant Jacob Zuma go down in history alongside PW Botha?

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Former president Jacob Zuma.
Former president Jacob Zuma.
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PW Botha did not play a part in South Africa becoming a democracy, nor was he part of creating the constitutional state that we are all bound to. But Jacob Zuma did, writes Melanie Verwoerd, and therefore should uphold the rule of law.

Eish, I really thought I would never need to write a column about Jacob Zuma again. Yet, here we are.

On Monday morning, it was finally confirmed that Zuma would defy a Constitutional Court order and not appear before the Zondo Commission. Around lunchtime Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo gave the commission’s response to the matter. 

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