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The Constitutional Court Sets To Announce Impeachment Proceedings Against President Jacob Zuma

The Constitutional Court will deliver a ruling on whether Parliament should initiate impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma on Friday.

Judgment was reserved in September after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) approached the court seeking a declaratory order to direct Parliament to consider Zuma’s conduct and whether he is impeachable following the court’s ruling that he had broken his oath of office and the country’s Constitution.

The application was brought in terms of Section 89 of the Constitution.

In March 2016, the Constitutional Court delivered a damning ruling in which it stated that Zuma had failed to “uphold, defend and respect the Constitution” when he did not adhere to the remedial actions called for by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

 

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