Political lawfare & SA democracy

29 Jul 2019 - 09:30

How has the most recent judgment concerning Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, affected this vital cog in the democratic framework, asks Hugh Corder.

The South African body politic continues to be characterised by considerable levels of constitutional turbulence. We need reminding that, provided that the overriding objective is the achievement of our constitutional values (we strive to be a participative democracy which stresses "accountability, responsiveness and openness") as set out in Section 1 of the 1996 Constitution, such a troubled state need not give cause for grave concern.

The full  article is published on the News24 platform, 27 July 2019.