Saturday, July 30, 2011

ANC says no one complained about unconstitutional law before

By Khanyisa Tabata
30 July 2011

The ANC says it is perplexed that President Jacob Zuma's decision to extend the term of outgoing Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo was challenged in court when the terms of two previous chief justices had been extended using the same law.

Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu has expressed surprise that nobody raised any objections when the same piece of legislation was applied in the past.

The Constitutional Court yesterday found unconstitutional Section Eight (a) of the Judges Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, under which Zuma extended Ngcobo's term.

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