DP doesn’t have power to establish state capture inquiry

SANews.gov.za

1
The comedy of South African black politics just goes on and on - image - Front National

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not have the powers to establish a judicial commission of inquiry into the alleged state capture, although he supports the call for the inquiry.

This follows an application to the Constitutional court by Afriforum, the Quaker Peace Centre and the FW de Klerk Foundation in which are asking the court to compel Ramaphosa to institute a judicial commission of inquiry into the allegations.

The civil organisations are arguing that the Deputy President has constitutional powers conferred by section 90 (1) to establish the commission in the event that the President is otherwise unable to fulfill his duties.

In a statement on Saturday, Ramaphosa opposes such an application.

“Deputy President Ramaphosa opposes this application based on his understanding that the Constitution does not permit the Deputy President to exercise Presidential powers.”

However, the Deputy President has emphasized that he supports, without delay, the establishment of such a commission.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

Related Post

Amendments to taxation laws probably the last nail... Planned amendments to the existing taxation and administration laws are most probably the last nails in the coffin for South Africa’s finances and the...
Mbalula issues call-up for more than 600 former &#... The minister of police has called up 600 members of the so-called non-statutory powers (NSM) after a meeting on Friday. The purpose of the meeting ...
Eskom, Zuma and Guptas Witnesses for the parliamentary committee on state capture at Eskom are producing increasingly damning reports about people who interfere with operati...
Claims of unacceptable management style against De... Craig Kesson, executive director of the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille's office, made shocking allegations against De Lille in an affidavit. ...
  • Douglas Langley

    Bang vir sy maaitjie