- Minister Ronald Lamola has warned against verbal attacks directed at the judiciary
- Minister Ronald Lamola said criticism of Mzansi judges must be informed by facts not conspiracies
- Lamola was speaking during the recent State of the Nation Address debate
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has warned against verbal attacks directed at Mzansi judges. The minister shared that there's nothing wrong with a fair criticism against some of the decisions made by the judiciary but "must be informed by facts not conspiracies".
Lamola was responding to EFF leader Julius Malema. Malema shaded the judiciary on Tuesday, 16 February during his debate on the State of the Nation Address. Malema expressed that judges must stop thinking that they are the law.
"There must not be spurious allegations against the judiciary," Lamola said.
Lamola believes the verbal assaults can erode the confidence of society in the judiciary. Former President Jacob Zuma has also recently accused some judges of lawlessness. Zuma claimed some judges have left their constitutional post for political expediency.
Social media users shared mixed reactions to Malema's allegations against the Mzansi judiciary. Check out some of their comments below:
"I listened to Julius Malema today at SONA debate. I agree with him."
"CIC Julius Malema's SONA response is the answer to everyone who was wondering the agenda and outcome of the tea meeting... The growth of the RET gang to be precise."
"Mr @Julius_S_Malema went hard on that SONA debate, what a sad reality we ignore every day."
"The only SONA response that matters. Lead us CIC @Julius_S_Malema si ready."
"But again in the video of him taken on Tuesday when when he was asking questions to the President he did attack the judiciary. Unless maybe you didn't watch it."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that after reading an article compiled by Briefly.co.za, South Africans have shared their many thoughts on EFF leader Julius Malema's comments on President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest State of the Nation Address.
After reading about what Julius had to say about the president's speech, many locals expressed that they felt like Julius Malema was speaking more out of anger than from a justified political view. Not all locals however thought this as many of them agreed with Malema's statements.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the various interesting comments found in the comment section of the article that were made by South Africans who either side with Malema or Ramaphosa.
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