Judgment expected in NCOP appeal against Malema ruling

2016-05-20 05:46
Thandi Modise (File, Netwerk24)

Thandi Modise (File, Netwerk24)

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Bloemfontein – The Supreme Court of Appeal will on Friday hand down judgment in an appeal by NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise against a Western Cape High Court ruling.

In August last year, the High Court set aside Modise’s decision that EFF leader Julius Malema had to withdraw his statement that the “ANC government massacred” the mineworkers at Marikana and that the police officers who killed them represented the ANC government. 

It set aside her decision to ask Malema to leave the National Assembly, after he refused to withdraw the remarks he made during a sitting in June 2014.  

The court said Modise's ruling that Malema’s statement was unparliamentary was unlawful and he was justified in refusing to withdraw it.    

On August 16, 2012, police shot dead 34 striking workers at Lonmin's mine in Marikana, North West. Ten people, including three miners, two police officers, and two Lonmin security guards, were killed during the strike the previous week.

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