Sisulu consulting lawyers after stinging rebuke by acting chief justice

2022/01/12 23:01:00

Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu is consulting her lawyers after a stinging rebuke by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo for an article she wrote.

Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu is consulting her lawyers after a stinging rebuke by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo for an article she wrote.

Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu is consulting her lawyers after a stinging rebuke by acting chief justice Raymond Zondo for an article she wrote.

Zuzile said the minister had noted Zondo's comments and will engage with them “at an appropriate time and in an appropriate platform”.Earlier, and speaking through Steven Motale, her other spokesperson, Sisulu declined to say whether she will withdraw and apologise to African judges whom Zondo said were insulted by her opinion piece.

“As the chairperson of the social transformation subcommittee of the ANC, minister Lindiwe Sisulu welcomes the response of acting chief justice Raymond Zondo to her recent opinion piece that touched on many aspects of the social economic conditions of millions of South Africans,” said Motale.

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Mbokodo 🖐🏽✊🏻 This rats yellow bone is confused I just love how they fighting internally, but madam Lindiwesisulu must get some respect It's the arrogance for me Why didn't she cansult before insulting our constitution&Judiciary🤔.etlek kanti why do we pay advisers for these fools🤷‍♂️.President CR should be asked that question when answering questions in CT Town hall

She is ONLY DOING this for FREE PUBLICITY and POLITICAL POINT SCORING for her OWN SELFISH POLITICAL INTERESTS and political campaign! She may very well go on to issue an apology but it's quite clear what her views are. Some things you can't take back. Even if you retract a statement, it's still out there.

She essentially said that black judges are not 'acting black' and it begs the question, what is 'acting black'? It is so ridiculous. I don't even think there is a so-called example she can draw on to illustrate what she was talking about. Sisulu se MSP! If you don't have enough funds for that lawyer tell me Lindiwe I will pay it for you, Zondo must know his place, judiciary is captured that's why he call press release to intimidate us, we know which function of ANC he belongs to

Civic groups censure Lindiwe Sisulu for ‘attack’ on judiciaryOrganisations including Ahmed Kathrada Foundation‚ Casac‚ Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law issue a joint statement condemning minister’s views They must voetsek!! Instead of saying MYANC is the one who manipulate judges & interfere in certain cases in a Bad way so that they can benefit what is for them & that lead the Judiciary & Constitution in a mass of ...., yerrrrrrrrrr this granny kodwa🤬 Undiphoxile Granny bendikuthanda 😭😭😭 There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about williamchurch09 it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done.

Banyisa ntombi ka Xhamela Her lawyers are part and parcel of the legal system. How ironic. LindiweSisulu She better find a good one because she is fucked. He better be white and he better not be Dali Mpofu Lawyers are really making easy money from these politicians. Paying the lawyers with our money Dali Mpofu...

Why don't donate her money for a good course for a change instead of wasting it on lawyers to achieve nothing. Dali on her team? Wont be surprised... Dali Mpofu will join her lawyers if he is not her lawyer 🤣🤣🤣🤣 People are playing ego games…people need houses, water, electricity, roads, functional schools, jobs…people need to be able to sustain themselves to put food on the table. These squabbles aren’t helping any of the poor 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨

LISTEN | 'This is an insult,' says Zondo of Lindiwe Sisulu criticismActing chief justice Raymond Zondo addressed the media in response to an opinion piece attributed to tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu on December 7 entitled: “Hi Mzansi, have we seen justice?” We are so disappointed by the minister statement Raymond is not the Constitution of RSA, he must just keep quite like everyone. his personal view does not represented South Africans and judiciary but his personal ambitions . Misguided Political Campagne for Presidency...🤣🤣🤣

Yaaaa LindiweSisuluSA please do that, so he cannot be chosen for CJ because he'll be having a pending inquiry. Show the political judge, how to do politics properly.. 😂 I hope she consulted her lawyers before she wrote that letter, as well, not only after rebuke. There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about williamchurch09 it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done.

This RET agent LindiweSisuluSA must be taken down VoetsekSisulu voetsekanc Say what🤣🤣 A good lawyer will tell her to stay home and call it a day, 3 decades with nothing to show for, ku rough Odds on Dali is part of the team - join the dots - the Gupta’s will be back soon & we can all relax & enjoy ourselves

The end goal of consulting is the courts right? 'Stinging' rebuke.... Don't make us laugh wena!

More criticism of minister Lindiwe Sisulu for her 'attack' on the judiciaryCivil society organisations have criticised tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu for her 'attack' on the judiciary in an opinion piece published last week. “What we have witnessed under the constitution and the rule of law since 1994 has been co-option and invitations to political power brokers to the dinner table, whose job is to keep the masses quiet in their sufferance,” she wrote. Is she wrong? What kind of a criticism of the judges isn’t an “attack” on the judiciary (someone please show me an example) because it seems the moment one criticise a judge or judges then he/she is said to be attacking the judiciary or the constitution. Racists are normally disguised as civil society

WATCH LIVE | Zondo responds to opinion piece by Lindiwe SisuluActing chief justice Raymond Zondo is addressing the media in response to an opinion piece attributed to tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Like in the StateCaptureInquiry when he ran to the constitutional court, he uses the media. He is prone to abuse his powers... And we find this alright that a judge respons to an opinion piece? Is it that the judge is meant to keep silent and only focus on judging what is presented to them.. There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about williamchurch09 it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done.

IN QUOTES: 'Insulted' ACJ Zondo fires back against Lindiwe SisuluIN QUOTES: 'Insulted' ACJ Zondo fires back against Lindiwe Sisulu Hell hath no fury like an Acting Chief Justice scorned - and Raymond Zondo has reacted FIERCELY to Lindiwe Sisulu's criticism.

Lindiwe Sisulu flirting with Zuma allies by attacking constitutionLindiwe Sisulu's comments about the constitution and judiciary are not based on fact, says political analyst Mpumelelo Mkhabela. This is NOT journalism. We love her You mean the white serving constitution

“I’m in consultation with my legal team,” said Sisulu through her spokesperson Mpumzi Zuzile on Wednesday.12 January 2022 - 19:59 Aphiwe Deklerk Tourism mininster Lindiwe Sisulu.12 January 2022 - 17:13 By TIMESLIVE Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu has no facts to back up her criticisms of the judicial system and that her opinion piece in a local publication was outright insulting, says acting chief justice Raymond Zondo.Sisulu is seen as a potential presidential candidate to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa in the run-up to the ANC electoral conference later this year.

Zuzile said the minister had noted Zondo's comments and will engage with them “at an appropriate time and in an appropriate platform”. Earlier, and speaking through Steven Motale, her other spokesperson, Sisulu declined to say whether she will withdraw and apologise to African judges whom Zondo said were insulted by her opinion piece. In a joint statement on Wednesday‚ the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation‚ Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac)‚ Corruption Watch‚ Defend our Democracy Campaign‚ Freedom Under Law‚ Helen Suzman Foundation and Judges Matter censure Sisulu. “As the chairperson of the social transformation subcommittee of the ANC, minister Lindiwe Sisulu welcomes the response of acting chief justice Raymond Zondo to her recent opinion piece that touched on many aspects of the social economic conditions of millions of South Africans,” said Motale. He said the attack was unwarranted and pleads with the ruling party to take action against the minister for what he considers unacceptable behaviour. In an article titled: Hi Mzansi, have we seen justice? , Sisulu questioned black judges, saying, among other things, that they were “mentally colonised Africans who have settled with the world view and mindset of those who have dispossessed their ancestors”. In her piece Sisulu decried the lack of transformation and economic reconciliation. “The most dangerous African today is the mentally colonised African.”  Calls to pack the courts with people who would prioritise political expediency over legal principle represent a threat to the judiciary’s ability to uphold the constitution.

And when you put them in leadership positions or as interpreters of the law, they are worse than your oppressor. After decades of democracy‚ she said‚ Africans manage poverty while others manage wealth. They have no African or Pan African inspired ideological grounding. Some are confused by foreign belief systems. Sisulu is seen as a potential presidential candidate to challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa in the run-up to the ANC electoral conference later in 2022. “In America, these interpreters are called the House Negroes. It is what the father of black history Carter Woodson strenuously complained about in his famous book The Miseducation of the Negro. “Though authored in her personal capacity‚ Sisulu’s utterances made as a member of the executive and a high-ranking member of the ANC must be repudiated in the strongest terms.” Sisulu had argued for an overhaul of the justice system, which she said did not work for Africa and Africans.

In response, Zondo said the article was riddled with baseless accusations which can only be viewed as insults and that it would be disappointing if no action was taken. He said the article was “rich in insult but very poor in substantiation and in any analysis because it does not refer to any judgments that judges have given which have been analysed to produce the conclusions that she produces”. “The foundation of our constitutional democracy rests on the rule of law‚ which depends for its health and tenacity on an independent and impartial judiciary at all levels. Zondo stopped short of calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa and parliament to take action, saying the judiciary cannot tell the executive what to do when one of its members has done what Sisulu had done but that he found her conduct “completely unacceptable and it would be a pity if it was allowed to stand just like that”. He also expressed the hope that Sisulu would have the decency to withdraw the insults directed at African judges. “Sisulu’s attempt to sully the legitimacy of our constitutional order‚ and by extension the rule of law on which it is based‚ is a shameful exploitation of the genuine plight of so many in our country‚” reads the statement. TimesLIVE . “Judges find it difficult to respond to scurrilous attacks such as that authored by Sisulu.