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CT Anglican Archbishop calls for ‘tsunami of truth telling’

Archbishop Makgoba says he hopes the ConCourt will give public servants & others courage to speak out.

FILE: A special vigil for Nkandla was held at St George's Cathedral in the Cape Town CBD on 28 March 2014. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has today called for a "tsunami of truth telling" about corrupt influence-peddling on government by business interests.

Makgoba made these comments while delivering an address to a graduation at the Witwatersrand University where he received an honorary degree.

He was responding to the Constitutional Court's judgment on Nkandla.

WATCH: ConCourt ruling on Nkandla matter.

The court found President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

The archbishop says he hopes the court will give public servants and others new courage to speak out and generate not just a wave, but a tsunami of truth telling.

He says today is a great day for the Constitutional democracy in South Africa.

Makgoba added South African's live in a society based on fear saying MPs are too scared to hold the executive properly to account.

LISTEN: DA leader Mmusi Maimane's reaction to the ruling.

He says those in the executive or in public service positions, who are alleged to have been approached by the Guptas, and who have allegedly been offered blandishments in return for business favours, have been too afraid to speak out about it.

The arch says he hopes the courage of a few who publically spoke out, will unleash a wave of truth telling about corrupt influence-peddling, not only by one family but by other business interests as well.

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

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

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