Something stinks here…oh yes, the ANC is in the house.
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Less than 48 hours before the Pretoria High Court was due to rule on a Joburg businessman's legal bid to save the Scorpions, parliamentary heavyweights have filed documents aimed at stopping the judgment.
It remains to be seen how Judge Willie van der Merwe - who was due to hand down his decision on Hugh Glenister's case on Wednesday - would respond to the apparent legal about-turn by Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete and chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Johannes Mahlangu.
The pair had earlier elected not to get involved in Glenister's application to stop the government from initiating legislation that would allow the Scorpions' disbandment.
Mbete and Mahlangu now say they were forced to be involved because of Glenister's request that the court halt the progress of two bills aimed at "restructuring" the Scorpions.
…* wait a minute *…
READ THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH AGAIN:
“The bills were approved by the cabinet on the same day that justice director-general Menzi Simelane swore that the cabinet had not made any decision to disband the unit.”
CONFIRMATION THAT THE ANC ARE STINKING FILTHY LIARS..!!!
While Glenister's legal team argued that the apparent disregard shown by the government for their case had left them with no other option but to change the terms of their application, Mbete and Mahlangu say Glenister's case is now aimed at interdicting parliament from passing legislation.