SCA Judge Boissie Mbha says section of Intimidation Act is unconstitutional
One of the apartheid regime’s "last and most insidious efforts to curtail freedom of expression and political action" has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Judge Boissie Mbha said a section of the Intimidation Act introduced in 1991 by the Internal Security Amendment Act was a product of an "abominable regime" and had no place in a free‚ open and democratic SA. Mbha ruled on Wednesday in the case of Gen Alfred Moyo‚ of Makause informal settlement in Germiston‚ Gauteng‚ who was charged under the act for allegedly threatening two senior officers at Primrose police station. Moyo is alleged to have led a march to the police station and told the officers he would make sure they were removed and that there would be bloodshed. Mbha also ruled in favour of EFF MP Primrose Sonti‚ who was charged under another section of the act after she allegedly threatened to burn down a Marikana resident’s house if she did not withdraw criminal charges against murder acc...
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