Malema thanks ConCourt for ‘protecting our democracy’
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has finally broken his silence on the Constitutional Court’s (ConCourt) judgment against former president Jacob Zuma.
The ConCourt on Tuesday sentenced the former president to 15 months in prison after finding him guilty
of contempt of court.
Zuma released a statement accusing the commission and the ConCourt of victimising him, and vowed that he would rather go to jail than appear before the commission.
Now he has been given five days to go to jail.
EFF leader was first to personally engage the former president following his statements that he would not appear before the commission or respect the ConCourt order.
He appreciated the ConCourt’s decision, but also sent
a message of support to the former president.
In his latest interview with Xoli Mngambi on Newzroom Afrika, Malema said he went to Nkandla in an attempt to get the former president to respect the commission and ConCourt.
The EFF leader said the meeting became so heated the former president’s daughter had to intervene.