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OPINION| Now That the Con Court Has Ruled, Does This Mean the ANC Must be Held Accountable ?

The ConCourt has found that the decision by MEC Lebogang Maile and consequently, the Gauteng Provincial Government, to put the Tshwane Metro under administration was unlawful 

I did describe that decision as political arrogance fuelled by majoritarian mentality, if you recall, the problem we are faced with in this constitutional democracy is that the public representatives and officials, can do as they please purely on grounds of political differences and get away with it. In the end the costs are to the account of the taxpayers

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I truly believe in cases of pure frivolous court applications and appeals, the costs should be borne by those who bring such cases to the courts on behalf of the state. Furthermore, it is my considered view that the state attorney's office be fortified with experienced legal professionals who can curb this wastage of taxpayers money. Perhaps the usage of ofvthe assistance of retired judges could assist in this regard. This is the abuse of the judiciary because they are using the taxpayers money to fight their political battles, the court should have ordered punitive personal costs order against the MEC


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