[LISTEN] Constitutional Law expert explains how dissolving a parliament works

Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, Secretary-General of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) says it is better to dissolve parliament and start afresh.

Pierre De Vos, Constitutional Law Expert explains to Afternoon Drive host, Redi Tlhabi that dissolving parliament is possible but there are several ways of doing it.

It can only happen at least three years since the last election. It is possible for parliament to dissolve itself. Majority of its members through resolution must dissolve itself and then the president must call for a new election.

Pierre De Vos, Constitutional Law Expert

The other way of doing it is by removing the president from office through a motion of no-confidence or impeachment and then if national assembly fails to elect a new president within 30 days, parliament will dissolve, resulting in a call for new elections.

Pierre De Vos, Constitutional Law Expert

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