Parliament to explain to South Africa

2008-09-24 00:00

Cape Town — Moeletsi Mbeki, political economist and brother of President Thabo Mbeki, has defended his statement that the political developments of the past few days are a recipe for civil war.

Interviewed on Cape Talk radio yesterday, Mbeki accused the ANC’s NEC for the manner in which Mbeki was removed, saying they ignored the Constitution. Mbeki said the NEC had behaved recklessly.

“They bypassed Parliament by bundling him out. He is the guy we elected. That is why I say this is a recipe for civil war,’’ said Mbeki.

“The president is elected by Parliament and Parliament should remove him. … they should give reasons to the whole country which elected Parliament,” he said.

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