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Mbete, Modise locked in meeting with opposition over ConCourt judgment

Last week parties sent letters requesting that Zuma be disciplined for failing to uphold the Constitution.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, who is under pressure from opposition parties to act against the president, is locked in a meeting with them at this hour.

Last week, parties sent letters to Mbete requesting that President Jacob Zuma be disciplined for failing to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution.

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The country's highest court found Zuma's failure to comply with the Public Protector's Nkandla report was inconsistent with the Constitution.

Mbete and chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise, are locked in a meeting with party representatives.

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu and Congress of the People (Cope) deputy president Willie Madisha were among those seen entering the venue.

It doesn't appear as though the United Democratic Movement (UDM) is represented today.

The meeting is expected to discuss last month's historic Constitutional Court judgment and the findings the court made against Parliament.

It comes a week after opposition parties led a failed bid to impeach the president for violating the Constitution.

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