Friday, November 25, 2011

Constitutional Court review rings alarm bells

By Khanyisa Tabata
25 November 2011

The Ethics Institute in South Africa says Cabinet’s decision to research the judgements of the Constitutional Court has sounded alarm bells across the country.

Spokesman for the Cabinet Jimmy Manyi says that the assessment of the judgements of the highest court in the country would form part of a broader inquiry into the transformation of the South African judicial system and the role of judges in a developmental state.

CEO of the Institute Willem Landman says the move is inappropriate and they are inclined to be suspicious about the motives of the inquiry, given President Jacob Zuma’s way of putting the courts in their place.


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