What will happen tomorrow? Do you believe that President Jacob Zuma should be brought to the heel of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Or do you respect his right to perks and interpretations as President?
– Zuma’s failed to respond appropriately to the Public Protector’s findings and recommendations that he repay the money spent on non-security upgrades like the swimming pool and cattle kraal.
The Court doesn’t pass individual judgements but rather decides how the Constitution should be interpreted by lower courts.
No matter whose side you support, what do you think that the Constitutional Court’s decision will be – to proceed to trial or not?
Where it gets tricky is that the Constitutional Court consists of 11 judges who are appointed by the President from a list drawn up by the Judicial Service Commission. As their bench service can be 12 years, some will have been appointed by former President Thabo Mbeki.
Can they be impartial?
If you are ANC, do you believe that there is or isn’t a separation of identity between the ANC and the President i.e. does supporting the ANC make supporting Zuma obligatory?
Local elections are on the way. Let’s start applying our minds to the politics that rule our lives.
Judgement set for 10am tomorrow, March 31 2016.