MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

 


PRESS STATEMENT BY MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI - COSATU

Durban: August 19, 2005

I am horrified by Cosatu's call to the President to break his oath of office, as well breach the Constitution, by interfering in the administration of justice in respect of the Zuma case. I am even more horrified that there has not been widespread condemnation of such conduct.

When the ruling-body of our largest trade union calls for the breaching of our constitutional order, one would imagine that the whole of civil society would rally in defence of our legal system and in support of the President. At this tragic moment for our democracy, I wish to express my support to President Mbeki for standing by the rule of law and defending our Constitution, and call on him not to interfere in the administration of justice.