EFF: Parliament will consider disciplinary action against Zuma

2016-04-13 12:41
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Parliament (File, News24)

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Cape Town - The EFF said on Wednesday it received confirmation from National Speaker Baleka Mbete that Parliament will consider taking disciplinary action against President Jacob Zuma.

The Economic Freedom Fighters chief whip and deputy president Floyd Shivambu wrote to Mbete demanding disciplinary action against Zuma following the Constitutional Court judgment that he violated the Constitution.

The Speaker said in response that the matter will be given “due consideration, including at the multiparty meeting she has requested [on Wednesday]”.

Political party leaders attended a meeting with Parliament’s presiding officers on Wednesday to discuss the Constitutional Court's Nkandla judgment.

- Read more: Party leaders meet with Mbete, Modise over ConCourt judgment

The meeting was requested by Mbete and National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise. Shivambu was in attendance.

The National Freedom Party’s Nhlanhla Khubisa told News24 beforehand that they needed to decide the way forward in terms of fulfilling the requirements of the judgment.

The Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had failed to uphold, defend, and respect the Constitution by not complying with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action regarding payment for the non-security upgrades to his private Nkandla home.

It also ruled that the National Assembly failed to uphold the Constitution when it set aside Madonsela's report.

Read more on:    eff  |  floyd shivambu  |  baleka mbete  |  jacob zuma  |  parliament 2016  |  politics  |  nkandla upgrade

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