The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has noted that President Jacob Zuma has instructed his attorneys to file an application for leave to appeal against the ruling which ordered him to set up a commission of inquiry into state capture said Dennis George FEDUSA General Secretary.
It is critical for the commission of inquiry to continue, in order for the country to deal with corruption, state capture and fraud. Another wasteful appeal from Zuma will only undermine the country to deal with state capture, corruption and fraud. The North Gauteng High Court found Zuma to be reckless, unreasonable and ill advised and held him personally liable for the legal costs.
FEDUSA supports the decision of the ANC-54 Conference that a commission of inquiry into state capture must be urgently instituted. The Federation is of the opinion that Zuma’s continued appeal is just another delaying tactic. Thus, the actions of Zuma disrespecting the constitution is creating political and economic uncertainty affecting workers negatively, could result in further job loses.
FEDUSA denounces any further wastage of hard – earned taxpayers money and demands that President Zuma be held financially liable if the appeals process fails. Irreparable harm to the economy and damage to the image of the country must be averted at all costs, concluded George.