MPs to continue debate on process to impeach president

Parliament’s sub-committee on the rules of the National Assembly will meet on Tuesday to finalise issues around the process of impeaching a president. The sub-committee met on Thursday last week to discuss the proposal of a “hybrid panel” of MPs, retired judges and legal minds that would handle the in-depth processes of impeaching a president. […]
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Mogoeng’s ‘very serious’ attack on majority judgment difficult to comprehend

When does a court overreach and thus intrude into a domain exclusively reserved for the executive or the legislature? In an unusually harsh minority judgment, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was clear that the majority of the Constitutional Court had done just that in ordering Parliament to introduce a mechanism to deal with the possible impeachment […]
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ConCourt: Parliament has failed to hold Zuma to account

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the National Assembly failed to put in place mechanisms to hold President Zuma accountable. The EFF, Cope and the UDM asked the highest court to compel Parliament to hold the president to account after its Nkandla judgement. Judge Chris Jafta, reading the orders, said the National Assembly failed to […]
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Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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Mbete in hot water over secret ballot choice

ANC chairperson and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete could face sanction from her own party for allowing the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be conducted by secret ballot. The Mail & Guardian has learned that the ANC’s top brass, particularly those in Zuma’s camp, are furious with Mbete for her secret […]
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Open voting on the motion of no confidence must not take place under Mbete

Political parties represented in parliament have had until the end of last week to make submissions to the speaker of parliament, Baleka Mbete, on the motion of no confidence that will soon be voted against Jacob Zuma. The UDM of Bantu Holomisa has taken the matter of a secret ballot to the Constitutional Court, which […]
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Urgent review of death penalty for South-Africa proposed at National Assembly

On Thursday, DA MP Zak Mbhele proposed in the National Assembly the urgent need to review death penalty following the recent spate of brutal killings of women in the country. Death Penalty Review: Death sentences are seen as cruel and unusual in the same way that being struck by lightning is cruel and unusual. New […]
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