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ANC leaders told to respect judiciary

Publish date: 15 May 2017
Issue Number: 725
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa

ANC national executive committee member Joel Netshitenzhe has spoken against fellow party leaders who have called for the judiciary to be reined in following rulings against government, says a TimesLIVE report. Speaking at the provincial congress of the ANC in the Northern Cape‚ Netshitenzhe said such leaders were talking from ill-informed positions and should be reminded that the disbursal of power to the different arms of state was a deliberate revolutionary act on the part of the ANC. Netshitenzhe suggested that their actions and utterances were irrational and appeared to be borne out of irritation. ‘The approach to reconciliation was a deliberate revolutionary act on the part of the ANC because of the balance of forces. These days when we are irritated by what the Constitutional Court says‚ we complain that the disbursal of power (to various arms of state) was a compromise and it must go. Those who argue so are wrong‚’ said Netshitenzhe. ‘The disbursal of power was a deliberate act on our part.’

Full TimesLIVE report