Johannesburg - The Office of the Chief Justice has distanced Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo from a Twitter account which purported to be his and posted views regarding the Zondo commission.
On Tuesday, the account slammed what it called attacks on the judiciary.
“The attacks the judiciary is facing are unnecessary and devoid of any merit. If anyone has evidence regarding the 'capture' of any judge by politicians or any entity, they should come forward,” the account posted.
Judiciary spokesperson Nathi Ncube said this was a parody account which had nothing to do with Justice Zondo and his views.
“The Deputy Chief Justice does not have a Twitter account nor has an account been created for him by the Office of the Chief Justice. The views expressed on the parody Twitter account do not represent those of the Deputy Chief Justice or the South African Judiciary,” Ncube said.