EXCLUSIVE | 'We could not pander to Mr Zuma' - Khampepe on why ConCourt had to send him to jail

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Justice Sisi Khampepe.
Justice Sisi Khampepe.
Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Had the Constitutional Court been intimidated into not jailing former president Jacob Zuma for contempt, "we could in all honesty not call ourselves a constitutional democracy founded on the rule of law", says retired Justice Sisi Khampepe.

In an exclusive interview with News24Khampepe revealed that she had been threatened after she wrote the apex court's majority ruling that sentenced Zuma to 15 months in prison for refusing to comply with its order that he appear before the State Capture Inquiry.

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