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Serjeant at the Bar | The ANC needs to show that it is committed to the Constitution

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The ANC needs to step up and rebuke former president Jacob Zuma, argues the author, to show its commitment to constitutional democracy.
The ANC needs to step up and rebuke former president Jacob Zuma, argues the author, to show its commitment to constitutional democracy.
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When examining the Jacob Zuma matter and the vaccine saga, the balance of forces appears to be against this adherence to constitutional democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte issued an apology to Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo for her attack on him in her lengthy justification of ANC conduct during the Zuma years.

Significantly, she did not retract any of the ideological clap-trap that she muttered about democratic centralism and the implication that ANC MPs owe a greater fidelity to party bosses than to the constitutional oath they swore when being admitted as MPs . 

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