ANALYSIS | Corruption-accused Zuma questions post-apartheid SA's 'constitutional democracy'

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Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo commission.
Former president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo commission.
PHOTO: Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24

In his presentation to the ANC's top six last month, corruption-accused former president Jacob Zuma questioned the foundation of post-apartheid South Africa – constitutional democracy.

During apartheid, the judiciary – the courts and judges – didn't have the power to review acts of Parliament, but only to interpret the laws legislated by Parliament, which could only be elected by white people, and later only by white, coloured and Indian people.

When he met virtually with the ANC's top six on 8 March, Zuma seemed to suggest a similar arrangement would be preferable to the current regime where the rule of law is supposed to be sacrosanct.

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