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ConCourt to rule on Zuma’s poll eligibility today

By Daily News Published on Monday, 20 May 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court will today rule on former President Jacob Zuma's eligibility to serve in Parliament as an MP for the MKP following his 15-month sentence for contempt of the apex court.

SCA dismisses 1974 sex abuse appeal bid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
In what a Cape Times report calls the oldest sex abuse case to go to trial in the country, two sisters who were sexually abused by relatives from 1974 to 1979 have secured another victory in their quest for justice.

Blow for Zuma as ConCourt dismisses recusal bid

By Daily News Published on Monday, 13 May 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
Former President Jacob Zuma has been dealt a blow after his bid to have Constitutional Court judges recuse themselves failed. With the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) having already sent the ballot papers to the printers, Zuma’s face will – for now – be on the ballot next to the uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) logo in the upcoming elections.

ConCourt to hear Zuma matter on 10 May

By Daily News Published on Monday, 29 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Electoral Commission of SA’s (IEC) dispute over whether former President Jacob Zuma should serve in Parliament will be heard by the Constitutional Court on 10 May – just 19 days before the national and provincial elections.

Judges cannot interfere in settlements

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has ruled that judges ‘should not interfere’ with settlement agreements between litigants, in what a Business Day report calls a landmark decision that outlines judges’ power when requested to sign off on such agreements.

Hlophe’s lawyers say ConCourt is obligated to hear him

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice #Litigation
Whatever ‘feelings of discomfort’ the justices of the Constitutional Court may have, these could not supersede their constitutional duties when dealing with the application that would invalidate the impeachment of former Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, his lawyers said in submissions to the apex court this week.

ConCourt gives Zuma/MK Party deadline to respond

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has directed that should the MK Party (MKP) or former President Jacob Zuma wish to oppose the Electoral Commission’s urgent bid to appeal against the Electoral Court order that allowed him to stand for Parliament, they should file answering affidavits by tomorrow.

Three wives all have equal status

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The case of a wealthy man who is now dead, his three wives and one estate from which all three women wanted to benefit was the subject of an application before the Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela), says a Pretoria News report.

Zuma pardon key to MK Party's case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 08 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
The uMkhonto weSizwe Party's (MKP) bid to overturn the Electoral Commission of SA’s (IEC’s) decision to bar former President Jacob Zuma from being one of its candidates will be heard in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) today.

Analysts rubbish MK claims about Zuma’s electoral eligibility

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Criminal Law
Some legal analysts have rubbished uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party's argument that Section 47 of the Constitution does not apply to former President Jacob Zuma who has been barred from contesting the upcoming elections.

Bid to deregister MKP ‘holds no water’

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation
The ANC has lost its case in the Electoral Court seeking the deregistration of the newly-launched uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP).

Zuma under fire for targeting Bill of Rights

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law
Despite former President Jacob Zuma’s call to abolish secret voting raising significant concerns about the democratic principles and practices in SA, political analysts argue it would be impossible to change the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

IEC silent as MK threat looms large

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law
Former President Jacob Zuma’s MK party is making escalating threats of violence if it does not get its way at the polls, but the IEC remains silent.

Ramaphosa confirms Hlophe’s axing

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #General Legal Practice
President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially written to Western Cape High Court Judge President John Hlophe informing him of his ‘immediate removal from office’.

SARS rejects moves to release Zuma’s records

By Daily News Published on Monday, 04 March 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Tax Law
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says he won’t budge in his refusal to release former President Jacob Zuma’s tax records. This is despite a Constitutional Court ruling that blanket tax secrecy is unconstitutional.

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