The inquiry’s secretary, Prof Itumeleng Mosala, asked the court to declare that Zuma was in contempt of court for disobeying its orders issued in late January.
Bheki Cele said if things can be prevented, “it is always much better than [to] react after those things have happened.”
Former President Jacob Zuma has dragged President Cyril Ramaphosa and judges into his row with the state capture commission of inquiry.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said Jacob Zuma has “no valid or sound reason not to appear before the commission.”
Jacob Zuma says appearing before the inquiry would “invalidate” his court application to review Raymond Zondo’s decision not to recuse himself.
KZN ANC provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli said Zuma’s possible arrest would have profound implications for the ANC and South Africa.
Jacob Zuma should be given time and space to think about his appearance before the Zondo commission, Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
Julius Malema’s wish may well come true after Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile Zuma, asked him what type of tea he drinks.
“Why should we suspend a person for believing in what he believes in?” ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule asked.
According to Mashaba, Ramaphosa’s “silence” renders him “equally complicit” because he took an oath to protect the constitution.