With all the kicks at Mr President, the name callings, accusations, counter-accusations and loads of calls for President Zuma to step down, Parliament has decided to consider taking disciplinary action against Zuma.
This is according to Economic Freedom Fighters’ statement which related that the party, through its Chief Whip’s Office in Parliament, received confirmation from the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, that Parliament will consider taking a disciplinary action against Jacob Zuma.
The statement stated that “the EFF Chief Whip And Deputy President Floyd Shivambu had written to the Speaker demanding a disciplinary action against Zuma following the Constitutional Court Judgement that he violated the constitution.
In response, the Speaker of Parliament has responded that the matter will be given due consideration…”
An excerpt from the letter EFF shared said “..you request the Assembly to institute a disciplinary enquiry into the conduct of the President of the Republic following the judgement of the Constitutional Court… Your request is receiving consideration and a comprehensive response will be sent to you in due course.
In the meantime, the impact and implication of the above-mentioned judgement will be discussed at the meeting on Wednesday, 13 April 2016, between the Presiding Officers and leaders of parties in the Assembly.”
Meanwhile Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane said he wrote to the Speaker requesting “the establishment of a multi-party parliamentary committee to investigate whether President Zuma misled Parliament in relation to the upgrades at his Nkandla homestead.”
According to Maimane, “while the ANC constantly protect this one man (Zuma) from accountability, (He, Maimane is) committed to ensuring that no person can be above the law at the expense of the South African people. Whether that be the President or not.
That is not the Constitutional dispensation we envisaged 20 years ago,” he added.