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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

ANC undermines rule of law - Lekota

from IOL

COPE President Mosioua Lekota on Tuesday accused the ANC of undermining the rule of law and said, in a veiled reference to Jacob Zuma, that nobody facing criminal charges should become the leader of a democratic nation.

"The ANC is not committed to equality before the law," he said in response to a question from a German reporter about the differences between Cope and the ruling party.

"In Germany, in a democratic country, there will be mayhem if you are saying the things these people are saying. In your country there is no president facing charges."

Lekota added that the ANC, which he left in late October to form COPE, was like the apartheid regime before it, "putting lackeys into the judiciary to undermine the rule of law".

"This is sufficient for us to part ways," he said. - Sapa

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