The provincial African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal took to the streets of Durban on Monday in protest of what it calls 'judicial overreach'. This followed last week's ruling by the North Gauteng High Court's Judge Bashir Vally that President Jacob Zuma provide reasons for his recent cabinet reshuffle.
Led by KZN premier Willes Mchunu, ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma, and eThekweni mayor Zandile Gumede, the KZN ANC marched to the Durban High Court.
Super Zuma told News 24 that "courts are interfering, robbing us of our rights".
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The KZN ANC believe that Judge Vally's ruling was an act of "meddling" in political affairs. The march culminated in the handing over of a memorandum to the high court. The judiciary issued a press release in response, dismissing claims of alleged "overreach" saying that the judiciary "affirms its commitment to judicial principles".
EFF leader Julius Malema told News 24 that the demonstrators are "intimidating" the judiciary.
"They are saying judges are captured, because they think judges are like them, they get captured through a plate of curry. But our judges do not have the appetite for a plate of curry," he said.Suggest a correction