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EFF: Parliament should be dissolved

The party has called for political parties to march for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

EFF leader Julius Malema on stage ahead of his address to party members at the Constitutional Court after judgment was reserved in the Nkandla matter on 09 February 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG -The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called for political parties across the spectrum to march for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

The EFF says it believes Parliament has lost all credibility and should be dissolved.

This comes after the Constitutional Court found president Zuma failed to "uphold, defend and respect" the Constitution when he ignored the Public Protector's Nkandla Report.

WATCH: Nkandla: The full ConCourt judgment summary

Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota has called for president Zuma's removal.

Lekota says today's judgment has saved South Africa's democracy.

"I think that we must go back and meet with all the parties including the African National Congress (ANC) and ask them whether we can get together and vote [the president] out of this position because we can't be led by somebody like that. That is what I think we ought to do."

At the same time, United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, General Bantu Holomisa, says a dignified exit from office for the president should no longer be considered.

"After this judgment there is no need to talk about dignity. The word 'dignity' is no longer going to be in our vocabulary. He messed up."

Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga says he's delighted about the implications of the judgment for his office.

"We are more than excited that the court has vindicated our work and entrenched what we do as an institution."

WATCH: Maimane: Zuma should pen his resignation letter

ANC TOP SIX TO MEET

Meanwhile, ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe says the party's top six will be meeting urgently to discuss the implications of the ruling.

Mantashe was speaking at the party's Luthuli House headquarters this afternoon.

He says the ANC accepts and respects the Constitutional Court ruling that the president violated his oath of office in the Nkandla saga.

He adds it's important to note that the ANC was not part of the case.

Mantashe, however, did not give details and adds it will be a private meeting.

"The leaders will of course meet urgently to into the implications of the judgment and we will take it from there."

To read the full judgment by the ConCourt on Nkandla, click here.

To read the full statement by the Presidency, click here.

To view EWN's feature on key moments from the Nkandla saga, click here.

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