DA intensifying pressure on Zuma

The Democratic Alliance is not letting up the pressure on President Jacob Zuma, saying that it will be launching another legal action against him.

On Wednesday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane confirmed that the party would be filing an application relating to impeachment proceedings currently before the Constitutional Court.

“The DA has also filed an intervening application in the matter currently before the Constitutional Court on procedures to be followed in impeachment proceedings against the President. This case forms a part of a wider push to ensure that President Zuma, as well as future heads of State, are held to account,” Maimane said.

The DA leader said that the party will also be present when the Supreme Court hears an appeal by the president next month regarding charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering against him.

The president is appealing a decision taken by a lower court order that the 783 charges against him be reinstated.
Maimane also confirmed that his party would table a motion in Parliament on Thursday for it to be dissolved and new elections held.
The African National Congress has responded to the DA’s plans by accusing the party of attempting a regime change through Parliament and of not respecting the country’s electoral system.
“They do not respect the 11 million people who voted for the ANC in 2014, using the legislation as a soft coup to remove a democratically elected government from office,” ANC caucus spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli said.