EFF attack on courts dangerous, deplorable: Ex-ConCourt judge

EFF attack on courts dangerous, deplorable: Ex-ConCourt judge

Former Constitutional Court Justice Judge Johan Kriegler feels that the EFF's behaviour is devaluing the authority of South Africa's courts. Kriegler has condemned the party, adamant that this move is not only deplorable but dangerous.

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Judge Johan Kriegler from Freedom Under Law has spoken out against the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Briefly.co.za reported that the North Gauteng High Court ruled in Pravin Gordhan's favour in his battle against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

This prompted some strong reactions from the Red Berets, who have made their support of Mkhwebane's pursuit well-known.

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Kriegler feels that the attack on the courts has seen the EFF behaving in a way that delegitimises the authority of the courts:

"If you go to court, you win or you lose. If you lose you can go on appeal. It is not proper or responsible for a political party to attack the good faith of the court on a racial basis, that is destroying our ability to be able to live with one another."

Kriegler is adamant that 'sound logical arguments rather than anger' would be a better path for a political party such as the EFF to take.

The former Constitutional Court Justice felt that criticising the judge in the matter was not justifiable:

"Judge Potterill had to deal with the merits of the attack on the so-called SARS rogue unit and he sees nothing wrong in that.To criticise her on that basis is legally not justifiable."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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