Zuma did not meet statutory requirements of a rescission application: Justice Khampepe

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The Constitutional Court has found that former President Jacob Zuma did not meet the statutory requirements of a rescission application. 

The judgment was delivered by Justice Sisi Khampepe on Friday.

The majority judgment has found that Zuma failed to demonstrate why the order was erroneously granted.

Three judgments were written in Zuma’s rescission case.

Zuma wanted the apex court to overturn its earlier judgment arguing that his rights were violated as incarceration did not follow a criminal case.

Zuma’s contempt of court conviction and sentence stemmed from his defiance of the Constitutional Court order to continue to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Representing the former President in his rescission case, Advocate Dali Mpofu had argued that his client is the only prisoner in the country who was jailed without trial.

But on behalf of the State Capture Commission, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi said Zuma refused to state his case and chose to make disparaging remarks against the apex court.

Zuma has also been ordered to pay the costs of the secretary of the Commission, the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and the Council for the advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac).

Zuma was granted medical parole after serving two months of his sentence.-Additional reporting by Tshepiso Moche

Below is the judgment on the rescission case: