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KZN ANC plans mass action against judiciary

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC says that while it respects the judiciary, this ruling shows it’s now dabbling in the political arena.

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DURBAN – The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal will hold a day of mass action against the judiciary next week.

On Wednesday, the party in the province accused the courts of overreaching and going beyond the principle of the separation of powers.

This came after President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers filed a motion to apply for leave to appeal last week’s ruling that he had to hand over the documents used in making his decision to fire former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC says that while it respects the judiciary, this ruling shows it’s now dabbling in the political arena.

Provincial secretary Super Zuma says: “The PEC has been concerned about the country being turned into gerontocracy where the separation of powers is being compromised. This judgment is, in fact, a gerontocracy [sic].”

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