ANC lashes out at judge over ruling on Zuma reshuffle

ANC lashes out at judge over ruling on Zuma reshuffle

Zuma argued he was exercising his powers in terms of section 91 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

Judge Bashier Vally ordered Zuma to dispatch records, correspondence, memorandums or any reports - including the so-called intelligence report - related to the cabinet reshuffle within five days.

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) on Friday said it welcomed the North Gauteng High Court ruling ordering President Jacob Zuma to explain his reasons for recent Cabinet reshuffle in which he fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

Zuma, who came to power in 2009, has been accused of corruption but survived several no-confidence votes in parliament thanks to his African National Congress (ANC) majority in the National Assembly.

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Zuma's spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said the president would not comment on matters before the courts.

"To read into the Constitution that the president must explain himself on the composition of the National Executive to the opposition, is to use the judiciary to police political decisions and sets a very worrisome precedent".

He urged Zuma to appeal the judgment.

In answering affidavits, Zuma said the DA's application was an abuse of court processes, which was also misconceived and without any merit whatsoever.

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The party said in a statement that the appointment of ministers and deputies, as well as reshuffling of cabinet, was "a discretionary and political decision of the president".

The president's reshuffle prompted two ratings agencies to downgrade the country's investment status to junk, and the DA believes this shows his actions were irrational and harmful to ordinary South Africans. Zuma has not responded to the ruling yet.

Zuma later said the cabinet reshuffle was based on the intelligence. Zuma says he will not resign unless his party asks him to leave.

"Of course, people have different views about that, but that's democracy".

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