This blog deals with political and social issues in South Africa, mostly from the perspective of Constitutional Law. Written by Pierre de Vos
Here is a link to the High Court judgment between the ANC and the DA about a tweet sent by the DA regarding the Nkandla Report. SMS judgment
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The judge did not have an easy task at hand with this case, in light of our heated political environment. The DA tested the boundaries of the law in my opinion by sending out the SMS. The judge, however, was clear in his judgement especially with reference to the phrasing “licence to loot” as an alternative to “stole.” Other judges and courts can look to this case as a reference to not allow the nature and pressure of the nature of the case to effect the judgment and to explain clearly why the judgment was handed down.
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