Sandu: Zuma, Parliament have 'constitutional dirt on hands'

The SA National Defence Union has lashed out at the president following the ConCourt ruling last week.

The South African flag flies near Qunu. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Union (Sandu) says President Jacob Zuma and Parliament cannot continue to lead the country with "constitutional dirt on their hands".

Yesterday, Sandu lashed out at Zuma following last week's Constitutional Court ruling.

The court found that he breached the Constitution and his oath of office, by not complying with the Public Protector's findings on the Nkandla spending matter.

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But the South African National Defence Force (Sandf) says Sandu went too far with its statement.

Sandu's Pikkie Greef says Zuma and Parliament ignored two years of legal advice.

"It's a constitutional stance, he is completely unfit and the improper person to be occupying that post given the finding by the Constitutional Court. It's a simple matter of the rule of law and the question of morality and doing the correct thing."

The president faces another bid for his impeachment with parties set to debate the Democratic Alliance's (DA) call for him to be removed from office in the National Assembly.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete confirmed yesterday the debate is set down for Tuesday afternoon.

Mbete said Parliament respected the judgment and that it clarified how the Public Protector's reports should be handled in future. But she tried to downplay the Constitutional Court's damning assessment.

Mbete is also facing calls for her to resign.

"There's no Constitutional Court that says we violated [the Constitution]. The Constitutional Court said certain things were inconsistent with the law."

The DA's Chief Whip John Steenhuisen said, "We believe it's apposite that she steps down and makes way for new leadership able to re-establish Parliament's role as an executive oversight organ."

Mbete said she was not going anywhere. She also dismissed the need for any apology to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

At the same time, political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says South Africa is heading into the direction of social and political disorder, if leaders do not correct their mistakes immediately.

"I think this pre-emptive strike is going to make the situation worse in Parliament. They will be in and out of court and also they'll have to sit with many disruptions."

Last week, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called for political parties across the spectrum to march for Zuma to step down.

The EFF said Parliament had lost all credibility and should be dissolved.

EFF leader Julius Malema said South Africa's general population should also step out of their comfort zones and take to the streets to demand Zuma's removal.

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