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‘There will be no secret

Publish date: 10 April 2017
Issue Number: 721
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

‘Mocking the opinions and religious principles of Tunisians is absolutely unacceptable.’

– Statement by Tunisia's Religious Affairs Ministry after a court handed a British DJ a 12-month jail sentence in absentia after he played a remixed recording of the Muslim call to prayer


‘There will be no secret ballot because we don’t hide our things.’

– African National Congress national executive committee member and Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, saying there will be no secret ballot on the no confidence motion against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma


‘The ANC cannot be exempt from their role in the crisis. They have allowed a culture of impunity to take root, defending Zuma at every turn, undermining our democratic project.’

– Opposition Democratic Alliance spokesperson Phumzile van Damme expressing hope that individual ANC MPs would vote with their conscience


‘Zuma is a rubbish president who has brought us nothing but junk. A junk business family, not satisfied with the millions they've taken and intent on getting more. Junk status that has impoverished all of us overnight. And a junking of our once proud ANC: a liberation movement brought lower than low. The call for Zuma to go will ring out clear, again and again, until he leaves. And then we'll start rebuilding.’

– Huffington Post editorial


‘(President Robert) Mugabe has put a wall between the people and their food and we cannot be defeated by one person. If you go to banks there is no money and pensioners are not getting their dues yet some people think that we can allow Mugabe to rule us from a wheelchair. We must be united against Mugabe and we are not going to allow Mugabe to get older and continue to rule us from a wheelchair.’

– MDC official Elias Mudzuri


‘It seems to me that in the modern era of rapidly increasing methods of mass communication, to decline this order would be inconsistent with the current, and certainly the future, reality.’

– Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai who refused the state and Henri van Breda leave to appeal his decision allowing Media24 permission to livestream the axe murder accused's trial