“The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and My Vote Counts NPC (MVC) have approached the Constitutional Court for relief against the President and the National Assembly‚” the organisations said in a statement.
Their application seeks the following from the court:
• to declare Gordhan and Jonas’s dismissal unconstitutional and invalid and to set it aside;
• to declare that President Jacob Zuma and the National Assembly violated their constitutional duties; and
• to direct the Speaker of the National Assembly to institute an investigation into the president’s conduct‚ with a view to possible removal proceedings against Zuma‚ in terms of Section 89 of the constitution.
President Jacob Zuma axed Gordhan and Jonas in March‚ along with several other ministers‚ in a decision that was widely criticsed. Senior ANC leaders also criticised the cabinet reshuffle‚ saying they were not consulted. – Tiso Black Star Group