Zondo says Sisulu's insult of black judges is unacceptable

2022/01/12 19:34:00

Zondo says Sisulu's insult of black judges is unacceptable

Zondo says Sisulu's insult of black judges is unacceptable

Acting chief justice Raymond Zondo says it would be regrettable if tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu was allowed to get away with her recent attacks against the judiciary, the constitution and the rule of law.

Sisulu is expected to throw her hat in the ring for the ANC presidency as the party prepares to go to its national elective conference later this year. She is said to enjoy the backing of the RET faction within the party, which is aligned to former president Jacob Zuma. The Zuma faction has been critical of the judiciary.

Zondo described Sisulu’s missives as an unprecedented insult against the judiciary and African judges in her articles, which has also generated widespread condemnation from civil society organisations and government.“It is rich in insult but very poor in substantiation and in any analysis because it does not refer to any judgments, be the judgments [that] judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal or the high court have given which have been analysed in order to produce the conclusions that she produces. There are no facts which have been put up by Ms Sisulu,” Zondo said.

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We miss you Mogoengmogoeng If Zondo becomes Chief Justice this is another cadre deployment that has been unearthed by the DA. But our Judges ARE colonial byproducts moes dan! The judiciary has been criticized many times by so many politicians, Zondo didn't call any press conference Why now ? Just because she's a woman or Zondo is involved in ANC National Conference leadership battles?

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2 hours ago Sisulu is expected to throw her hat in the ring for the ANC presidency as the party prepares to go to its national elective conference later this year.12 January 2022 - 16:05 By TIMESLIVE Acting chief justice Raymond Zondo will address the media in response to an opinion piece attributed to tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu, published on the news and information website IOL, on December 7 2021 entitled:"Hi Mzansi, have we seen justice?" TimesLIVE.News IN 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.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.

She is said to enjoy the backing of the RET faction within the party, which is aligned to former president Jacob Zuma. The Zuma faction has been critical of the judiciary. Zondo described Sisulu’s missives as an unprecedented insult against the judiciary and African judges in her articles, which has also generated widespread condemnation from civil society organisations and government. “It is rich in insult but very poor in substantiation and in any analysis because it does not refer to any judgments, be the judgments [that] judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal or the high court have given which have been analysed in order to produce the conclusions that she produces. There are no facts which have been put up by Ms Sisulu,” Zondo said.

He said it was most regrettable that the attacks came from a national executive committee member of the governing ANC and a senior member of both parliament and the executive. “Ms Sisulu has insulted us and we as the judiciary have done nothing other than doing our job. We take the oath that guides our work and we take that oath seriously. If some people don’t like the decision we take in accordance with that oath that is their problem. We will not change that,” he said.

He warned that the attacks by Sisulu as a senior public figure would likely give rise to citizens losing confidence in the courts and resorting to extrajudicial means of resolving disputes . “By insulting the judiciary and black judges in this way, she is creating a situation where some citizens might well say they are not taking their disputes to court and they might have less respect for the courts and their orders because she says these black judges are basically puppets of their masters,” Zondo said. Zondo said he was expecting Sisulu to “have the decency to withdraw the insult that she has hurled at the judges” and apologise. .