Political Analyst, Dr. Mcebisi Ndletyana says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has every right and is within the constitutional mandate to compel President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire ministers, Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.
On Monday DA leader, Mmusi Maimane filed an application with the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
They are demanding that the two ministers be shown the door following a Public Protector’s report and a court judgment that Gigaba lied under oath and in Parliament.
The case will be heard by the court in March next year.
Ndletyana says this is not yet a matter of the so-called “judicial overreach” because it’s the prerogative of the President to hire and fire his Cabinet ministers.
He says: “Even if the President didn’t think of firing them, he is forced to do so because they have violated the law. Cabinet, the executive is expected to uphold the law, that’s what they do. So, a breach of the law and ethics, cannot be ignored by the President.”
“The DA are on good grounds to insist on the President to get rid of these ministers,” adds Ndletyana.