Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday reasserted his commitment to the independence of the judiciary, amid a smear campaign against Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and other top judges.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma
The judiciary has its role as the final arbiter in all disputes in society, as well as to the further strengthening of the existing good working relations between the two arms of the state – – the executive and the judiciary, Zuma said through his office.

Mogoeng has requested a meeting with Zuma to discuss the “repeated and unfounded criticism” of the judiciary.
Mogoeng has been accused of allegedly raping a sex worker and three Constitutional Court justices accused of being CIA operatives.

The Chief Justice also launched a veiled attack on the Executive recently, accusing it of interfering in the judiciary’s independence.

The Presidency has noted the request of the Chief Justice to meet with Zuma to discuss the concerns of the judiciary pertaining to relations between the Executive and the Judiciary arms of the state, presidential spokesperson Harold Maloka said.

Zuma will attend to the matter as soon as he returns from the BRICS Summit in Ufa, Russia, Maloka said. Enditem

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