Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

ConCourt to rule on Zuma impeachment case on Friday

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
Melody Ballard | 01 January, 2018, 03:19

"Properly interpreted, Section 89 implicitly imposes an obligation on the assembly to make rules specially tailored for the removal of the president from office".

President Jacob Zuma looks on during the 54th national conference of the ANC in Johannesburg on December 17, 2017. "This is really now Ramaphosa's first real test to see if he can navigate a course for an earlier exit for Zuma with as limited a fallout as possible for the ANC".

The court told Parliament it has 120 days to make rules on how it would impeach a president under Section 89 of the Constitution.

Africa National Congress (ANC) confused over Constitutional Court's ruling that parliament failed to hold South African President Jacob Zuma to account for using tax-payers money to upgrade his private home, Nkandla.

The parties sought an order declaring that Mbete failed to put in place all appropriate mechanisms to hold Zuma accountable.

Zuma, 75, is already in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected leader of Zuma's ruling African National Congress (ANC) last week - although Zuma's faction still retains key positions in the party and he has already survived no-confidence votes.

Jaftha opened the court session by explaining that four judgments were individually prepared with two each holding a different view.

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The ANC will study the judgment and discuss its implications when its National Executive Committee meets on January 10, it said in an emailed statement.

The court also disagreed with Parliament's contention that it had held Zuma accountable.

In March past year, the Constitutional Court had found President Zuma guilty of failing to uphold and respect the Constitution by refusing to pay back the money.

But opposition parties argued that parliament has not done enough, given the gravity of the court's findings.

Following failure by Mr Zuma to repay the state funds used on his rural home in KwaZulu Natal as had been recommended by an anti-corruption watchdog in 2014, opposition parties moved to court seeking ruling on impeachment of the president.

"We conclude that [the National] Assembly did not hold the president to account", said Constitutional Court judge Chris Jafta.

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