Mothlanthe praises judiciary, legislature

2011-12-12 20:22

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Monday praised South Africa's judiciary and legislature, saying they had dedicated themselves to building democracy.

"It is common knowledge that at the heart of any notion of democracy lies the relationship between the executive, the judiciary and the legislature," he said at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, at the lighting of the "Eternal Flame of Democracy" on the 15th anniversary of the passing of the Constitution.

"As a result the key challenge that faced us as a new democracy has been the need to transform these arms of the state to accord with the vision of a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, and just society."

Motlanthe said as the key arms of state, the three institutions were responsible for leading the "transformation agenda".

"Let us remember that our democracy as a country owes its birth to all South Africans of different generations, of different persuasions, class, race and gender, who cast their lot in with a vision of a new society, new humanity concerned about the human condition," he said.

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