CONSTITUTION CHANGE

BBI ruling big win for democracy against hubris, dictatorship

The Constitution has been protected from 'capture' by the prevailing political forces that would roll back the gains we had secured under the 2010 Constitution.

In Summary

• A rather detailed amendment of the 2010 Constitution, the court found that the basic structure principle applies to our jurisdiction.

• It said the power to alter it lies primarily with the people under Article 255 and not any other entity

Last Friday's BBI judgment that upheld the High Court findings was indeed a landmark as it was unprecedented at the Court of Appeal. Six of seven judges agreed the BBI process was in itself ...

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