ConCourt dismisses DA application

2013-08-27 11:22
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Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed the Democratic Alliance’s application on whether a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be debated in Parliament.

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko, supported by seven other opposition parties, tabled the motion on 8 November, but National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu later adjourned a programming committee meeting without the debate being scheduled.

This was because no consensus had been reached.

The DA took the matter to the Western Cape High Court where it was dismissed by Judge Dennis Davis.

But the Constitutional Court also found that the rules of the National Assembly must allow for a vote of no confidence to be debated in reasonable time.

The court gave the National Assembly six months to correct its rules.

More to follow.
Read more on:    da  |  constitutional court  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  jacob zuma

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