he Zondo Commission is, according to Dr Paul Ngobeni, fraught with existential, substantive and procedural irregularities.
It blurs the line between the executive and the judiciary, thereby disregarding the separation of powers doctrine; its flirtation with state law enforcement agencies following the president’s extraordinary changing of the rules during the game brings it into collision with the constitutional imperative of judicial independence; its conduct of its proceedings is in sharp contrast with well-established international norms and standards.
All this, says Dr Ngobeni, opens the Zondo Commission up to judicial review.
But will South African courts see it that way? Read for yourself, and decide.
Read the full analysis here: Why Justice Zondo Got It Wrong