PRESIDENT ZUMA TO MEET THE JUDICIARY
All eyes will be at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today, where president President Jacob Zuma is due to meet with chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Mogoeng requested the meeting after the judiciary came under fire for overstepping its boundaries in some cases. Some tripartite alliance partners like SACP have accused the courts of conniving with opposition parties and issue rulings,which favour them.
The judiciary was placed under the spotlight recently, when the North Gauteng High court ordered Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir to be arrested in June.
Bashir was in South Africa to attend the African Union summit, when a concerned group brought an application for his arrest as part of an International Criminal Court decision.
South Africa as a signatory to the ICC statute was to arrest Al Bashir , for crimes against humanity in his country. Bashir left the country after South Africa as part of an AU decision was granted immunity.