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'We must speak up against the tyranny of the majority'- former justice Kriegler

Retired Constitutional Court judge Johann Kriegler says President Jacob Zuma is misusing the power of Parliament and the majority to override constitutional processes.

(Also read our article: 'President Zuma has a track record of hypocrisy' - Justice Malala)

According to Kriegler, President Zuma is using the “tyranny of the majority” to avoid the courts in connection with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report.

It is long and complex. People believe that democracy means that the majority rules. But this only applies to a certain degree. In our case we have a Constitution that defines the actions of the majority. But the majority has disobeyed the law.

Johann Kriegler, former Constitutional Court judge

Kriegler says that civil society must continue raising their voices and showing disatisfaction for the ‘tendencies of the ruling party’ ahead of the next elections.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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