Why the DA's bid to oust Dlamini and Gigaba will probably fail

Public law expert Dr Cathy Powell says the chances are slim that the DA's bid to have Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba fire will succeed.

The opposition party wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to dismiss the two embattled ministers from his cabinet by Friday October 5, failing which, it says it will go to court to test the rationality of Ramaphosa's decision to keep them.

Read also: Black Sash applauds ConCourt ruling ordering Dlamini to pay costs for Sassa saga

The DA says it plans on laying complaints of perjury against both Dlamini and Gigaba.

Powell says the DA should be approaching parliament and not the courts with regards to political accountability for Cabinet members.

Their first port of call should be parliament and not the courts.

Dr Cathy Powell, Senior Lecturer in Public Law at UCT

It remains a matter of political, and not legal, accountability.

Dr Cathy Powell, Senior Lecturer in Public Law at UCT

She explains why the DA's legal strategy is highly flawed.

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


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