Zuma Ruling: 'ConCourt acted within its mandate'

Today Constitutional Court's (ConCourt) decided to put the onus on the National Assembly to hold Jacob Zuma accountable for acting against the constitution.

READ: ConCourt finds Parly failed to hold Zuma to account

Professor Shadrack Gutto, Constitutional Law expert says that while the ruling is interesting, ConCourt judgement was within their mandate.

The role of the court, particularly the Constitutional Court to is to decide on any matter that deals with the constitution. And that power is given to it under Section 167 4E of the constitution. So I think the Constitutional Court acted within its constitutional mandate.

Professor Shadrack Gutto, Constitutional Law expert

He adds that opposition parties who have been calling on ConCourt to initiate the impeachment proceedings have been siting the incorrect section of the constitution.

Opposition parties that have wanted the president to be impeached have been calling or invoking Section 2 which is basically a case of recalling a president. It's about removing one.

Professor Shadrack Gutto, Constitutional Law expert

Listen to the full conversation below:


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