Cabinet to appeal ruling on Union Buildings rampage

2010-12-09 11:16

Cabinet has decided to lodge an appeal against the State in the matter between the South African Defence Union and Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane announced today.

“Cabinet is of the view that the court decision could have a negative effect on the discipline in the defence force,” Chabane told members of the media following Cabinet’s last regular meeting of the year.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria held on December 1 that the dismissal notices served on members of the South African National Defence Force following the rampage at the Union Buildings last year August were unlawful and unconstitutional.

“The constitutional provision requires that the defence force must be structured and managed as a disciplined force,” Chabane said.

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