MPs Gear Up Over President’s Removal From Power


Members of Parliament (MPs) have compile rules of procedure in efforts to govern the removal of President Jacob Zuma base on Section 89 in the Constitution.

On Wednesday morning MPs had a meeting of the national Assembly’s rules sub-committee suggesting that the president should admit that he is guilty of violating the constitution and abuse of power.

According to reports the Constitutional Court last month ordered the National Assembly to put specific rules in place without delay.

In the meantime, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says Zuma need to account before parliament regardless of the recommendations given by the Constitutional Court.

The UDM’s Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has backed the EFF, saying that Zuma has a right to put his side to the story.

While, Parliamentary legal adviser advocate Frank Jenkins has told the committee that the president must be allowed to make either written or oral submissions in any inquiry.

Jenkins says because removal under Section 89 means the loss of all presidential benefits, legal representation for the president should also be considered.

Political Analysts maintains that the removal of President Jacob Zuma should be done through negotiation process in order to prevent further damage within the African National Congress (ANC).