Democratic Alliance Loses Its Court Application To Declare Cadre Deployment Unconstitutional

Democratic Alliance Loses Its Court Application To Declare Cadre Deployment Unconstitutional

  • The Democratic Alliance tasted defeat in the cadre deployment saga as they lost a court bid in favour of the African National Congress
  • The opposition party's application to have cadre deployment declared unlawful and unconstitutional was dismissed with costs
  • The DA was disappointed and expressed how this was a pity as cadre deployment was not without its victims

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State Of the Nation Address, politician-related news, elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

The Democratic Alliance lost its bid to have the ANC's cadre deployment policy declared unconstitutional
The DA tasted defeat and lost its bid to declare cadre deployment unlawful: Images: Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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The Pretoria High Court dismissed the Democratic Alliance's application to declare cadre deployment unlawful and unconstitutional with costs. This came after the African National Party conceded and submitted its cadre deployment documents to the DA.

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According to IOL, the DA leader, John Steenuisen, was disappointed over the ruling and called for South Africans to vote the ANC out on May 29, when the elections will be held. He added that voting was the silver bullet which could put cadre deployment to a permanent end and said the party would fight the judgement.

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South Africans roasted the DA

In the comments, netizens turned on the DA and grilled them.

Job Molatudi said:

"They also hire their comrades in the Western Cape."

TEEGEE wrote:

"Because they lost in the spy application, the DA will be punished come May 29."

Emmanuel Nxcumalo suggested:

"For me to believe and understand this DA case against the ANC, I would like to see DA deploying or hiring an EFF member into a mayoral position."

Sipho Radebe observed:

"They do the same thing. Look at their uneducated leader while his black servants are extremely educated."

Cadre deployment not going anywhere: Lamola

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola said cadre deployment was not going anywhere.

Lamola spoke during 2023's SONA debate and pointed out that it has worked in the past and will continue to work.

South Africans agreed that it worked, but only to destroy state-owned enterprises.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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