On Monday, Economic Freedom Fighters spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the EFF application that Parliament must institute impeachment proceedings against Zuma came after the ruling by the Constitutional Court that Zuma broke his oath of office and the constitution of the Republic.
Today the Constitutional Court is set to hear an application by opposition parties for Parliament to institute impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.
“After writing several times to the Speaker of the National Assembly that Zuma must be subjected to a disciplinary hearing to determine if his bridge of the Oath of Office constitutes a “serious” violation of the constitution, she refused,” said Ndlozi.
The Constitutional Court in a statement said the application was brought by the EFF, the UDM and Cope against National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and Zuma for various orders directed against them.
The orders include one declaring that Mbete failed to put in place all appropriate procedures and mechanisms to hold Zuma accountable following the president’s failure to implement recommendations in the former Public Protector’s report into Nkandla in 2014.
“The applicants seek a declaratory order that National Assembly Speaker’s actions in the face of the president’s ‘egregious violations of the Constitution’ are unconstitutional.
The applicants seek to obtain an order compelling the Speaker to take necessary and appropriate steps to determine the seriousness of the violation of the Constitution by the president as a prelude to reporting to the National Assembly for the purpose of holding the president accountable under section 89 of the Constitution,” read the statement.