Cathy Powell: The ANC's constitution is subordinate to the Constitution of SA

Senior lecturer in public law at the University of Cape Town, Dr Cathy Powell says it won't be easy for President Jacob Zuma to single out members of the ANC who voted against him during the motion of no confidence and discipline them.

Zuma says that the constitution of the ANC prohibits members from collaborating with the opposition against the ANC, therefore those members who went against the constitution should be punished.

Powell says this in a way is an admission that Parliament cheated during the secret ballot because how else would they know who voted with the opposition if it was secret.

She says the constitution of South Africa, which is above the ANC's constitution, was clearly clearly by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng during the secret ballot judgement.

Read: ANC's reaction post motion of no confidence "absolutely shocking" - Verwoerd

The constitution of the ANC is unfortunately subordinate to the constitution of the country.

Dr Cathy Powell, Senior lecturer in public law at the University of Cape Town

If you are claiming that you know who voted against you then you did not hold a secret ballot ... and if you are merely suspecting that someone voted against you then you definitely have no reason to dig them out...

Dr Cathy Powell, Senior lecturer in public law at the University of Cape Town

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