CAPE TOWN Morning clouds. Mild.

MIN14
MAX20
7 day
  • Saturday 14-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 15-16°c a few showers. Morning clouds. Cool. a few showers. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Monday 13-17°c Showers early. Afternoon clouds. Cool. Showers early. Afternoon clouds. Cool.
    Tuesday 13-16°c Partly cloudy. Cool. Partly cloudy. Cool.
    Wednesday 12-17°c More sun than clouds. Mild. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Thursday 12-20°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
More News

DA to use SMS findings to push for impeachment

2014-04-07 17:18
(Democratic Alliance via Twitter)
Cape Town - A court ruling about a DA SMS on the Nkandla scandal will be sent to National Assembly speaker Max Sisulu to encourage him to act on a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Monday.

It would serve as further evidence that an ad hoc committee needed to be urgently established to consider her motion, Mazibuko said in a statement.

"The [South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg] said the DA's Nkandla SMS, which said 'The Nkandla report shows how Zuma stole your money to build his R246m home. Vote DA on 7 May to beat corruption. Together for change', is fair comment."

Last week, acting Judge Mike Hellens dismissed the ANC's application to stop the distribution of the SMS with costs.

He heard argument on Wednesday by the ANC and the DA.

"The totality of the [public protector's] findings speak of an untrammelled and uncontrolled, or substantially uncontrolled, access to public funds to benefit, without adequate lawful authority, the state president," Hellens found.

This was evidence that Zuma violated the constitution and was guilty of serious misconduct, Mazibuko said.

"Now, following a court judgment which confirmed the public protector’s findings that the president had detailed knowledge of the upgrades but did nothing to stop them, there is simply no basis for him to continue being in office," she said.

"It is now up to Parliament to do what neither President Zuma nor his ANC are prepared to do: Remove him from office once and for all."

- SAPA
Read more on: da  |  anc  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  jacob zuma  |  cape town  |  politics  |  elections 2014  |  parliament 2014

More In This Category
Cadres must be competent: Mantashe

The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

All top ANC members to get time off

The ANC's electioneering campaign has taken its toll on all members, not only President Jacob Zuma, the party says.

Zuma in Pretoria hospital

Other than saying it is in Pretoria, the presidency will not disclose "for privacy reasons" the name of the hospital where President Jacob Zuma is undergoing tests.

Zuma admitted to hospital

UPDATE 13:46: An "exhausted" President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for unspecified tests.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
85 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
News24 |  OLX  |  PriceCheck  |  Property24  |  Kalahari.com  |  Careers24