South African Communist Party

8 July 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) reiterates its stance reaffirming the supremacy of our constitution and the rule of law, including the principle, flowing from the Freedom Charter, that in our democratic dispensation no one is above the law. That former President Jacob Zuma complied with the Constitutional Court judgment for him to either hand himself over or be arrested to serve his prison sentence is a clear sign that no one is above the law. Albeit late, during that 11th hour on Wednesday, 7 July 2021, he opted to hand himself over just before midnight instead of getting himself arrested. This sad situation should serve as a message to all, especially those who opportunistically sought to exploit it to sow civil strife, that we must all uphold the supremacy of our democratically adopted constitution and work towards the peaceful reconstruction, transformation, and development of our country.   …

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SACP statement on former President Jacob Zuma handing himself over to serve his sentence