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The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Dar­ryl van Aswe­gen

NEVER has a com­edy of er­rors been played out more openly by a rul­ing party than by that of the ANC.

The big guns/gang­sters were de­ployed to Nquthu, and the usual food parcels and re­galia were handed to the cit­i­zens, who then con­sumed and demon­strated the power of democ­racy whereby the peo­ple, and not a party, will gov­ern.

This phe­nom­e­non will be­come a com­mon trait which will fea­ture through­out the South African po­lit­i­cal land­scape.

The peo­ple will grant a party a term in which to ad­dress the plight of the peo­ple, and should they fail, that party will be re­moved.

This gives power to the peo­ple, and not his­toric or pas­sion­ate al­le­giance to a struc­ture cul­pa­ble of de­lib­er­ate abuse of the sys­tem for self-en­rich­ment .

There seems to be agree­ment, or even dare, in the dead rul­ing party and Pres­i­dency that a ju­di­cial en­quiry into Zuptafi­ca­tion should take place.

I am re­minded that the Con­sti­tu­tional Court de­ter­mined that rec­om­men­da­tion by the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor’s Of­fice sets a prece­dent.

There­fore, the Chief Jus­tice should de­ter­mine the struc­ture of the en­quiry, and not the rul­ing party.

I would wish that said ju­di­cial en­quiry should in­clude re­tired Chief Jus­tice Dik­gang Moseneke, Judge Navi Pillay and Judge Steven Ma­jiedt, sup­ported by an in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit including Anwa Dra­mat, Robert McBride and those they deem fit to ful­fil a task of na­tional im­por­tance.

It is only then that not I alone, but all cit­i­zens of this coun­try, can be as­sured that jus­tice is be­ing ex­e­cuted, with true ac­count­abil­ity tak­ing place in this land.

Take my dare! Buccleuch

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