Nkonyeni 'not guilty yet’

2009-06-04 00:00

SPEAKER in the KZN Legislature Peggy Nkonyeni is innocent until proven guilty, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize has noted in response to calls that she step down from her position.

Mkhize said yesterday it is essential that everyone, including opposition political parties, create an environment that ensures the cornerstone of the jurisprudence system is not undermined.

“A person is innocent until proven guilty by a competent court of law. The judicial processes must be respected and observed by all of us,” he said.

The premier also noted that as the head of the provincial executive he is guided by the Constitution, in particular the doctrine of separation of powers.“In this regard, the responsibilities of the premier do not extend to matters that fall squarely within the ambit of the legislature as an independent arm of government. The legislature is competent to deal with all matters that have a bearing on its capacity to perform as an institution.”

— Witness Reporter.

 

 

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