Zuma recusal application more about politics than law

Former president's lawyer may not meet the high legal test for the recusal of five Constitutional Court justices

05 May 2024 - 00:00

Before former president Jacob Zuma and the MK Party filed their court papers in their legal battle with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) over Zuma’s entitlement to stand for parliament, political commentators speculated Zuma would seek the recusal of justices on the Constitutional Court bench. Lawyers were sceptical: the legal test for recusal is a hard one to meet...

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