Grave accusations have been leveled against SA judge, for delivering shocking judgement against president Zuma. There is a “serious constitutional crisis” looming in South Africa when judges enter the space of the executive and begin to play in the political space.This was the warning delivered by Kebby Maphatsoe, the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) head, in reaction to yesterday’s ruling at the high court in Joburg that executive decisions taken by President Jacob Zuma can be reviewed.

The ruling was given by Judge Bashir Vally, who gave reasons for last week’s judgment in which he ordered Zuma to furnish the DA with reasons and records that informed the president’s recent decision to reshuffle his cabinet.

Reacting to Judge Vally’s ruling, Maphatsoe asserted: “We are worried, as the MKMVA, that once judges begin to enter the space of the executive, we are heading for a constitutional crisis in South Africa. The constitution is very clear on the separation of powers between the executive, judiciary and legislature. We feel very strongly that some judges are beginning to play into the political space.”

The DA wants Zuma’s decision to fire former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas reviewed and set aside, as well as the records – including the so-called “intelligence report” – that Zuma relied on before firing the aforementioned ministers.