The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) has welcomed an application by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, calling for former president Jacob Zuma to be jailed for two years.

The urgent application has been filed in the Constitutional Court following Zuma’s defiance of a Constitutional Court decision, compelling him to appear before the commission.

Casac executive secretary, Lawson Naidoo, says the commission had no choice but to approach the Constitutional Court for the punitive order.

“We welcome the response, it is a vindication of the rule of law. The fact that nobody is above the law – which is a point brought about by the Constitutional Court when it issued its judgement in the previous application in January 2021. If we are to believe in the rule of law in South African, then the commission was left with no option but to perceive this course of action,” adds Naidoo.

Jacob Zuma’s lawyers say he will not appear before the Commission:

MKMVA supports Zuma

Meanwhile, the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) has vowed to defend the former president from arrest.

MKMVA members continue to camp outside Zuma’s Nkandla home.

More supporters have joined MKMVA members at the homestead: