Zille wants to meet Zuma over Mogoeng

2011-08-29 20:01

Cape Town - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has requested a meeting with President Jacob Zuma to consult in person about his nomination of Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice.

"Given the weight of the matter, the need for meaningful consultation; and the expected length of our written submissions, I suggest that we meet in person on Monday the 5th of September," Zille wrote in a letter to Zuma.

The DA last week asked for an extension of the August 24 deadline for comment from political parties on the nomination, to allow it to give its input after Mogoeng's interview with the Judicial Service Commission on Saturday.

Zille said Zuma had agreed.

His nomination of Mogoeng to replace retired chief justice Sandile Ngcobo has caused a stir, with critics citing the nominee's lack of Constitutional Court experience and controversial rulings.

The DA has however reserved comment so far and urged the JSC to interview him.

"It is such a crucial issue that we want to make sure we have a proper dialogue," Zille's spokesperson Priya Reddy said on Monday of the request for a face-to-face meeting with the president.

  • Grant - 2011-08-29 20:08

    Are you sure he will actually be in the country on that date? Helen, you may have to fly to some exotic destination to find him. Particularly if the predicted malema hits the fan!

      Netherlander - 2011-08-29 21:51

      Yep... lets hope the MALEMA will NOT HIT THE proverbial Fan on Wednesday... But Zuma KNOWS his intellect cannot cross the great divide... from UN-EDUCATED... to EDUCATED!!!! Speak to Zuma in 3 word sentences to make him feel at ease... DON"T STARTLE HIM... WHAT EVER YOU DO... he might BURST OUT IN THE "MASHINI WHAM" song.... and PLUNDER YOUR OFFICE!!!!! Leave his Body guards OUTSIDE your office.... they have LOOOOONG FINGERS!

      Sooth Slayer - 2011-08-30 12:35

      Zuma is now showing weak leadership. He is the president, he appointed a chief justice, as is his job to do. he should get on with it already. Everyone else who wants to have a say should wait in line until they are presidents!

  • Lab-Rat - 2011-08-29 20:23

    Make sure you arrive at least 2 hours late Mrs Zille, that's if he even shows up at all.

      Kevin - 2011-08-29 21:07

      She should take some work to do that way she wont waste her time.

  • Nox - 2011-08-29 20:47

    Well I think meeting would be fruitful considering the fact that she heads the official opposition party in the country which belongs to whites & ANC to blacks.oil & water never mix under normal conditions.The blacks shall never ever trust whites;its a fact of life.Lie to yourself as much as you want but truth is whites shall always conder blacks as stupit;inferior & other ugly names.

      Kevin - 2011-08-29 21:03

      Black or white Nox your english gives you away as ill-educated. You are obviously a victim of SA's pathetic school system.

      Netherlander - 2011-08-29 21:50

      ".....whites shall always CONDER BLACKS as stipiT, inferior and other ugly names"????????? WTF Bru? Build a BRIDGE.... and get OVER IT!!!

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-30 10:39

      inferiority complex

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-29 20:51

    You are going to have to wait to see Jacob! He prefers travelling to dealing with matters in SA. Especially when it comes to his comrades or pet Malema

      SpetsnazLaz - 2011-08-29 21:07

      What kind of pet would he be?

      Greybeard - 2011-08-29 21:30


      Netherlander - 2011-08-29 21:54

      Miniature Govt Pincher!

  • Jake - 2011-08-30 07:17

    This zuma chap is the weakest person I've ever seen!!! Always hiding behind is laywers and cant get out of the country fast enough when there are serious issues to attend to!!!!! Only thing he is good at is STEALING OUR TAX MONEY!!!!!!!!

      Nox - 2011-08-30 12:59

      Wht about;self introspection

  • Dragon1 - 2011-08-30 08:41

    Mrs Zille you will be wasting your time as you cant have an intelligent conversation with some one like zuma who has no intelligance

  • Sooth Slayer - 2011-08-30 12:31

    "I suggest that we meet in person on Monday the 5th of September!" Eish, Mrs Zille, with all due respect if you want to tbe the one appointing Chief Justices you should just get voted to be the President of the country. You making too much noise, let the real president work! Damn!

  • mothercitysme - 2011-08-30 13:24

    Honestly. I am a proud South African. Love my country and its people dearly but the uneducated, racist comments are starting to grind my nerves. Grow up or be quiet! Didnt your parents teach you any manners?

  • almosthuman - 2011-08-30 20:35

    take a fat brown envelope...its the way things work these days.

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