Published On: Sat, Dec 30th, 2017

SA top court criticizes parliament for failing to hold president accountable

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Putting the African National Congress Party, in which a leadership change recently occurred considerably diluting the influence the country’s elite politicians enjoyed in the party, in a defenseless state, the South African top court have strongly criticized the parliament, where the ruling ANC has clear majority, for failing to hold the president, Jacob Zuma, accountable.

Earlier, the president, whose government faced several setbacks and corruption allegations, had to pay a huge sum to the country’s treasury, as the country’s constitutional court found that the supremo had misused the public money by using it for the renovation of his personal home.

Actually, the leader, who was not ready to admit the mistake, was forced to pay the money as even the ruling party members had no doubt their leader had committed a serious crime.

Now, the new verdict has put the supremo in a very bad state, worse than the state he was pushed into by the last year’s constitutional court verdict, which held him guilty for the misuse of public fund, as the present verdict has indirectly questioned the parliament why it has not initiated an impeachment motion.

At this moment, it is not clear whether Zuma’s party, in which at present he has very little influence, will support him or not.

 

Vignesh. S. G

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SA top court criticizes parliament for failing to hold president accountable