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Separation of powers - really?

14 December 2012, 08:27

Listening to the news that the infamous e-tolling, so hotly contested and defended, in equal measure, is to go ahead, one point emerges from the ruling handed down by Judge Vorster.

He stated, quite clearly, that there is and should continue to be a complete separation of the judiciary from the country’s authority, in other words courts should not interfere with .government  By extension then, surely, the reverse should and must apply.

I just wonder if that is his personal opinion, if it has been coloured by the extremely emotional fight around e-tolls, or if he is speaking for the entire judiciary. If it is the latter case, then why is it that the rules appear to apply selectively, rather than across the board, depending on the matter involved and, more to the point, the person involved.

Of course it could just be paranoia giving rising to that question, or a conspiracy, or an attempt to discredit ‘whoever’, or simply a misunderstanding. Pick one – all have been used and will continue to be used. In the end, the only winners will ultimately be those who have become used to the lifestyle for which they have sacrificed their integrity and the ideals for which so many fought and died. Is that the final ruling and judgement on our country? For all of us we had better hope that there are still grounds to appeal, on every level.

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