The Constitutional Court will hand down judgement on Friday on an application to have President Jacob Zuma impeached.  The matter was brought by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which is also seeking a declaratory order that the Speaker of parliament failed to hold the President accountable over the Nkandla saga.

In September 2017 Constitutional Court reserved judgment on whether Parliament should institute impeachment proceedings against President Zuma.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Congress of the People (Cope) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) wanted the court to order National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to impeach President Zuma after he lied to Parliament about Nkandla.

In March 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Zuma failed to uphold the Constitution.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said the court needs clarity on why it should intervene on Parliament’s alleged inability to hold President Zuma to account while not overstepping the separation of powers.

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