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'The behaviour displayed by so

Publish date: 13 February 2017
Issue Number: 714
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

'The behaviour displayed by some members of the opposition parties was embarrassing. They are the same people that claimed that they respected South Africa as a constitutional democracy. But today, they are the first to break the rules of the Constitution. They are basing their arguments on a particular individual, and clearly, it is about them wanting to fulfil their egos and goals to the media.'

– President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward, who was defending his father, who was repeatedly interrupted during his State of the Nation address on Thursday


'He is definitely a lame duck president at the moment on a strategic level. He is not going to go without a fight. At the moment he is very dangerous.'

– Political analyst Andre Duvenhage


'It is humbly submitted that the interim relief granted by Justice Phiri on December, 2016 must be discharged and in its place be recorded: "the application be and is hereby dismissed". The interim relief was directed towards the respondents who are clearly not connected to the properties in question and therefore it is misplaced and folly for first applicant (Ahmed) to persist with the need to have a flawed order confirmed when instead it must be discharged on the return dates.'

– Court papers submitted on behalf of Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe who has urged the High Court to discharge an 'erroneous' order it issued against her and her son in a case in which they were being accused of grabbing properties belonging to Lebanese businessman Jamal Ahmed