'Parliament's credibility lies in tatters,' says DA's John Steenhuisen

Opposition parties met with National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, to discuss the implications of the Constitutional Court judgement against President Jacob Zuma.

The judgement implicated Zuma and the National Assembly of acting in contravention to The Constitution and failing to account for the matter.

702's Joh Robbie spoke to the official opposition's Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, regarding the latest developments around the issue.

It was a very small step towards restoring Parliament's credibility, which lies in tatters on the floor of the Constitutional Court.

John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip

Listen to the interview below:

Unless it results in fundamental institutional reform of Parliament, I think that it will written off or remain a talk shop.

John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip

There was a broad agreement that Parliament's credibility has taken a massive blow by the Constitutional Court judgement, somewhat different on how to fix it.

John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip

ANC was represented by their Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude and National Speaker Baleka Mbete and NCOP Speaker Thandi Modise.

It can't be business as usual in Parliament. The Constitutional Court has shown Parliament up as having failed in its duty to to hold the Executive accountable.

John Steenhuisen, DA Chief Whip
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