OPINIONISTA: The Sisulu-Zondo ‘discussion’ and why the democratic dispensation failed the people of South Africa

2022-01-14 12:54:00 AM

OPINIONISTA: The Sisulu-Zondo ‘discussion’ and why the democratic dispensation failed the people of South Africa

OPINIONISTA: The Sisulu-Zondo ‘discussion’ and why the democratic dispensation failed the people of South Africa

The love-hate relationship between politicians and the judiciary has been a global phenomenon from time immemorial. In most instances, the balance of the relationship is skewed in favour of the politicians and executives, who can easily claim the constitutional right of freedom of speech and fair comment.

a cowardly institution, all those prosecutors and those high judges, they hide themselves, they act self-righteously, they don’t like politicsThe recent furore regarding the criticism of the Constitution and the judiciary by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, and the polarised reception of the rebuke of the criticism as an insult by acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, bears testimony to this troubled relationship.

moderationMilitant Democracy,called the “democratic dilemma: the possibility of a democracy destroying itself in the process of defending itself.” For now, focus less on the term “militant democracy”, coined by Karl Loewenstein in 1937 referring to fascism and the preemptive restriction of civil and political freedoms. My main concern is whether as a country we have entered the period of the destruction of our democracy.

Read more: Daily Maverick »

Till date stephanie_fx_tr has been great to me and am happy with her work. For a start I deposited $1000 and after a week got $9,900 return. Her accuracy and reliability can’t be compromised

Awkward: Footage of Lindiwe Sisulu PRAISING the Constitution resurfacesAwkward: Footage of Lindiwe Sisulu PRAISING the Constitution resurfaces Lindiwe Sisulu was full of nothing but kind words for South Africa's Constitution not that long ago - so why the change of heart? Two faced, literally.

'Rich in insults, poor in analysis' - Zondo responds to Sisulu's criticismZondo said the judiciary hopes Sisulu 'has the decency to withdraw the insults against African judges'. What do you expect from a Barbie Doll !? Mbaks insulted the State capture commission and said 'everyone who is bored just go to the commission and urinate' did Zondo had a press conference and address that?

IN QUOTES: 'Insulted' ACJ Zondo fires back against Lindiwe SisuluIN QUOTES: 'Insulted' ACJ Zondo fires back against Lindiwe Sisulu Hell hath no fury like an Acting Chief Justice scorned - and Raymond Zondo has reacted FIERCELY to Lindiwe Sisulu's criticism.

Zondo says Sisulu's insult of black judges is unacceptableActing chief justice Raymond Zondo says it would be regrettable if tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu was allowed to get away with her recent attacks against the judiciary, the constitution and the rule of law. The judiciary has been criticized many times by so many politicians, Zondo didn't call any press conference Why now ? Just because she's a woman or Zondo is involved in ANC National Conference leadership battles? But our Judges ARE colonial byproducts moes dan! If Zondo becomes Chief Justice this is another cadre deployment that has been unearthed by the DA.

In a risky move, Zondo confronts Sisulu for insulting judgesActing top judge gives hard-hitting reply after column refers to slaves serving their oppressors An individual in robes Stupid move… There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about williamchurch09 it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done.

Zondo on Sisulu opinion piece: 'This is not criticism, it is an insult'Did he call a press conference here or it didn't matter since manuel is a Stellenbosch BEE puppet and he needed Stellenbosch and its puppets to endorse his candidature for the Chief Justice position?Is that the reason his StateCaptureReport excludes whites,WMC and Stellenbosch

In an article titled , Geert Corstens reported that in 2016 French President François Hollande labelled the judiciary as “… a cowardly institution, all those prosecutors and those high judges, they hide themselves, they act self-righteously, they don’t like politics (“Cette institution, qui est une institution de lâcheté… Parce que c’est quand même ça, tous ces procureurs, tous ces hauts magistrats, on se planque, on joue les vertueux… On n’aime pas le politique.Lindiwe Sisulu was full of nothing but kind words for South Africa’s Constitution not that long ago – so why the change of heart? by.Competitions MULTIMEDIA ","category_class":"child-of-multimedia","time_ago":"1 hour ago","premium":false,"gallery":false,"excerpt":"Back to school for the 2022 academic year","format":"gallery","media":"","oovvuu":"","oovvuu_div":"","external_link_url":""},{"id":2959122,"name":"ANC presidency bid must be \u0027free from bribes\u0027 - Niehaus against Ramaphosa\u0027s second term","permalink":"https:\/\/www.News IN QUOTES: ‘Insulted’ ACJ Zondo fires back against Lindiwe Sisulu Hell hath no fury like an Acting Chief Justice scorned – and Raymond Zondo has reacted FIERCELY to Lindiwe Sisulu’s criticism.

”) Unfortunately, it is hard for the judiciary to respond to such harsh criticism that sometimes may in essence amount to personal censure of the judges. The recent furore regarding the criticism of the Constitution and the judiciary by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, and the polarised reception of the rebuke of the criticism as an insult by acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, bears testimony to this troubled relationship. In order to avoid me delving into what has already been an exhausting debate following Sisulu’s criticism of the judiciary and Zondo’s retort, I am simply moving away from the criticism itself by borrowing from Geert Corstens’ published by the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies: “In criticizing the judiciary, the leitmotiv of politicians should be, as it is for the judiciary’s response to criticism: moderation .za\/news\/south-africa\/politics\/2959122\/carl-niehaus-anc-ramaphosa-second-term\/","image_src":"https:\/\/media.” There are several issues that came out of this Sisulu-Zondo “discussion”. Standing out first for me is what Jan-Werner Müller, in the chapter Militant Democracy, in the book titled The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, called the “democratic dilemma: the possibility of a democracy destroying itself in the process of defending itself.

” For now, focus less on the term “militant democracy”, coined by Karl Loewenstein in 1937 referring to fascism and the preemptive restriction of civil and political freedoms.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/01\/Carl-Niehaus-ANC-Ramaphosa-300x200. My main concern is whether as a country we have entered the period of the destruction of our democracy. The second issue that warrants a focused debate is whether our democratic government is failing in all its three arms — executive (Cabinet), the legislature (Parliament), and judiciary (courts). This issue is an all-encompassing one that has an omnipresence in relationship to service delivery and the position the citizenry finds itself in after more than 25 years of democratic government.co. In a research paper published in July 2014 entitled , Paul C Light poses critical questions about past government failures in the US, namely: Where did government fail? Who caused the failures? What can be done to fix the underlying problems? These questions resonate with the Zondo Commission report’s findings of the complicity of the government in failing to act on acute corruption.

The questions by Light also capture some key contentions by Sisulu on how the democratic dispensation failed the people of South Africa — devoid of her criticism of the judiciary. What is striking is that Light acknowledges and appreciates “that all government organizations fail from time to time, but that some fail much more visibly than others”.citizen. If you are interested in knowing why a government fails, the observations below by Light (p.11) on causes of failures, which cannot be attributed to the Constitution as a ground law, should be of interest. To avoid watering it down I have restated the reasons for failures noted by Light verbatim: Policy: Government might not have been given the policy, or any policy at all, needed to solve the problem at hand; or the policy might have been either too difficult to deliver or delegated to a vulnerable or historically unreliable organisation.jpg","image_src_square":"https:\/\/media.

Resources: Government might not have had enough funding, staff, or the “collateral capacity” such as information technology, oversight systems, or technical experience to deliver consistent policy impact. Structure: Government might have been unable to move information up and down its over-layered chain of command, select and supervise its contractors, or resolve the confusion associated with duplication and overlap. Leadership: Government’s top appointees might have been unqualified to lead; could have made poor decisions before, during, and after the failures appeared; Culture: Government might have created confusing missions that could not be communicated and embraced, were easily undermined by rank corruption and unethical conduct or were beyond careful monitoring through performance measurement and management.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/01\/Carl-Niehaus-ANC-Ramaphosa-300x300. With the above five points by Light, you be the judge and reflect on the South African government’s successes and failures. DM .