South Africa, the highest court in the land, Constitutional court ruled – the National Assembly “Parliament” has failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable.
The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament failed to hold President Zuma to account over the Nkandla upgrade scandal which relate to the misuse of the state funds by executive.
“We conclude that the assembly did not hold the president to account … The assembly must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” Judge Chris Jafta said, handing down the judgment.
“Properly interpreted, Section 89 implicitly imposes an obligation on the assembly to make rules specially tailored for the removal of the president from office.
“By omitting to include such rules, the assembly has failed to fulfill this obligation.”
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and COPE had taken the issue to the Constitutional Court.
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) 29 December 2017
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) 29 December 2017
Simple truth worth retweeting before Zuma and his keepers mislead the public: Judges disagree OFTEN. That’s neither here nor there. The majority view of the constitutional court is ESTABLISHED LAW. It’s the final word from the highest court of the land. Parliament MUST COMPLY.
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) 29 December 2017
— Mpho Lakaje (@mpholakaje) 29 December 2017