Chambers and magic bullets: Landmark judgment reflects frustration with SA leadership

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We have to ensure that those we elect, be they from parties or individuals, are held accountable between elections.  Cornel van Heerden / gallo images
We have to ensure that those we elect, be they from parties or individuals, are held accountable between elections. Cornel van Heerden / gallo images

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It is undoubtedly a landmark judgment with the potential to deepen democracy in South Africa, but such excitement and jubilation of what it would herald is somewhat exaggerated and premature, although it reflects the frustration with the ineffectiveness of Parliament and the control exerted by party bosses.

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