COURT RULING ON THE NDPP MATTER IS A SERIOUS INDICTMENT ON THE ANC GOVERNMENT.

  • December 08, 2017 | Glacier Nkhwashu


COURT RULING ON THE NDPP MATTER IS A SERIOUS INDICTMENT ON THE ANC GOVERNMENT.


The Congress of the People heartily welcomes today's court ruling on the controversies around the NDPP position. It has certainly bolstered the confidence of our people in the values of our constitutional democracy especially at these times when our constitution is under consistent assault from the corrupt ANC government, led by Jacob Zuma.


Like the Constitutional Court Judgement on Nkandla, this latest in a series of court losses, is a serous indictment on the ANC. They must take full responsibility for imposing a trickster in the Office of State President and the skulduggery he unleashed since 2009. When they sold the nation this shame they ceased any contention to the title of a so called "Leader of Society". The society will be better off without the ANC. 
Once again the judiciary of our young democracy have upheld the values and principles of our constitution and the rule of law, without fear or favour. We congratulate the civil society organisations that brought the application to court for a job well done in the interest of defending our democratic gains. Without their activism and watchdog role our democracy will be poorer.  


We feel vindicated by our previous strongly held views that the appointments of both Mxolisi Nxasana and Shaun Abrahams were morally and legally questionable. When both were appointed by the morally bankrupt and corrupt Jacob Zuma, we made it clear then that he had ulterior motives of seeking to use them as puppets to protect himself from inevitable prosecution. Both Nxasana and Abrahams were two sides of the same coin in the Jacob Zuma drama games. Its good riddance to both of them.


We also welcome the court's ruling that the next NDPP be appointed by the Deputy President because the President himself is conflicted. We call on the Deputy President to rise to the occasion by taking parliament into confidence and be transparent by allowing a multi party process to recommend a suitably qualified NDPP. This will restore public confidence in this critical state organ. We shall be closely watching his moves and not hesitate to take him to task when he fails the nation and its constitution.
Statement by: Pakes Dikgetsi 
COPE National Chairperson.              0823022935