We are disturbed by arrogance of ANC, Zuma – Cope

2016-04-24 09:02
Dennis Bloem and Mmusi Maimane outside the Constitutional Court. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Dennis Bloem and Mmusi Maimane outside the Constitutional Court. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Pretoria- The Congress of the People (Cope) says it is disturbed by the arrogance displayed by the ANC and President Jacob Zuma following the Constitutional Court judgment on upgrades at the president's Nkandla homestead.

“The ANC  and President Jacob Zuma are behaving like its business as usual even after the Constitutional Court ruling where it was found Mr Zuma broke his oath of office,” spokesperson Dennis Bloem told News24 on Sunday.

“Parliament is also acting as though they have done nothing wrong.”

Bloem said the party would brief the media on Sunday about a way forward in the matter. He said the party had been in a two-day meeting discussing the judgment and what steps needed to be taken.

“The national and provincial leaders of Congress of the People met in a consultative meeting for the past two days to discuss the deteriorating political and economic situation in our country. We are seriously disturbed about the arrogance displayed by the ruling party and Mr Zuma. Our leadership believes that the judgment of the Constitutional Court given on 31 March cannot be rendered inconsequential. Cope believes that the dissolution of parliament is now necessary to bring back normality,” said Bloem.

A press briefing is scheduled to take place on Sunday in Kempton Park where the party would outline the resolutions taken during the meeting.

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