Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have secured a hearing for Monday at the Constitutional Court – meaning he won’t be going to jail on Sunday as previously ordered.
Court papers signed by Dunisani Mathiba, acting registrar at the Constitutional Court dated 3 July, indicate that Zuma brought a matter against the secretary of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption, and fraud in the public sector including organs of state.
The other respondents are commission chair, Justice Raymond Zondo who is acting chief justice, Police Minister Bheki Cele, National Police Commissioner Gen Khehla Sitole, and the Helen Suzman Foundation.
On Tuesday, Zuma was found guilty of contempt of court by the ConCourt and sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. He was given until Sunday to hand himself over to the police and begin his sentence.
However, the latest development in the legal battle has averted a confrontation between Zuma supporters and the police.
ANC members, MK veterans, and traditional warriors (amabutho) had publicly stated that they would form a human shield to prevent Zuma’s arrest.
The hearing will be heard on Monday on a virtual cloud. No other details regarding the matter have been released.
Zuma is represented by Ntanga Nkuhlu Incorporated Attorneys.
Meanwhile, the Jacob Zuma Foundation said the former president “will address the nation on Sunday”, 4 July 2021, at 18h00 from the Auditorium in Nkandla.