[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.
IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA
In the matter between:
THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS Applicant//
THE SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA First Respondent
PRESIDENT JACOB GEDLEYIHLEKISA ZUMA Second Respondent
NOTICE OF MOTION
TAKE NOTICE that in terms of the provisions of sections 167(4)(e), 167(6)(a) of the Constitution and rule 18 of the rules of the Constitutional Court, the applicant makes application to this Court for final relief in the following terms:
TAKE NOTICE THAT the founding affidavit of Mr Floyd Nyiko Shivambu annexed hereto and its annexures shall be used in support of this application.
TAKE NOTICE FURTHER that the Chief Justice is requested to issue directions concerning the manner in which this application shall be dealt with.
DATED AT JOHANNESBURG ON THIS THE 4th DAY OF AUGUST 2015.BACK TO TOP