Group to Stop Zuma from 'Assailing' South African Constitution?

African National Congress (ANC) veterans, the country's two leading Covid-19 scientists, the South African Communist Party (SACP), the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, business leaders, churches and leading organisations of civil society have come together to form a Defend Our Democracy front to resist attacks on the Constitution and the judiciary, notably by former president Jacob Zuma. Various organisations and individuals have signed a declaration of support for the newly launched Defend Our Democracy programme of action, which is similar to the Save SA campaign organised at the height of State Capture. The campaign is likely to become the counterpoint to protests outside important hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture - which Zuma failed to appear before - or at major anti-corruption trials, writes Ferial Haffajee for Daily Maverick.

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Former president Jacob Zuma (file photo).

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