TWICE in one day I have had people step off the kerb in front of me while I have been driving. The cause of this madness has, in both cases, been earplugs, presumably plugged into some type of music player.
No doubt, should I have hit one of these people with my car I, and not the unobservant walkers, would have been blamed for the accident. It seems to me that road sense is sadly lacking in South Africa. Oakdene LEGAL battles in the executive and society have created a constitutional crisis.The rule of law is the animating principle of our constitutional democracy.
Our constitution was established to circumscribe arbitrary government power.
The evolution of constitutional rule has passed through difficult phases. During the difficult times, the law courts have been called upon to pronounce on the legality of the action.
The highest courts have given a liberal interpretation of the provision of fundamental rights in the constitution and thereby promoted the rule of law in democratic norms.
The legal battles we are witnessing could lead to a situation where our country is governed by executive decree, bypassing the constitution. Benoni