The Constitutional Court has delivered yet another blow to President Zuma and his keepers, writes Mmusi Maimane
The Constitutional Court has found in a majority judgment that Parliament failed to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable following the court’s ruling on Nkandla.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says the impeachment process has to begin against the President Jacob Zuma.
A senior lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cape Town, Dr Cathy Powell says the fact that Jacob Zuma is no longer president of the ANC could negatively affect the dynamics of the so-called impeachment case.
The Constitutional Court will hand down judgement on an application to have President Jacob Zuma impeached tomorrow. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) want the highest court in the land to instruct parliament to set up an inquiry into President Jacob Zuma’s conduct. They want the trial like ad hoc committee to have powers to subpoena witnesses.
The EFF, is also seeking a declaratory order that the Speaker of National Assembly, Baleka Mbete.