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Mbete’s office receives proposals on how to ‘discipline’ Zuma

Opposition parties have written to the Speaker asking for the president to be disciplined.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's office has confirmed she's received requests and proposals from several political parties on how Parliament should deal with the president, who was found to have failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution.

Yesterday, opposition party leaders said they would write to Mbete as they seek other ways to "discipline" Jacob Zuma after their bid to impeach him failed.

Mbete wants political parties to reflect on the Constitutional Court judgment in order to strengthen Parliament's ability to fulfil its constitutional mandate.

Opposition parties that supported yesterday's impeachment motion have reflected.

Their leaders have written to the Speaker asking for the president to be disciplined.

Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the disciplinary hearing should be chaired by retired judges.

"He must appear in front of them and answer to misleading Parliament in relation to saying he has a loan and the Constitutional Court judgment that he broke oath of office has violated the Constitution."

The proposed panel should not include Members of Parliament, to ensure its impartiality and independence.

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