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[WATCH] The Constitutional Court ruling on Nkandla

The Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the Nkandla case this morning.

A view of the homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla in January 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the Nkandla case this morning.

It ruled that President Jacob Zuma has 45 days to pay back the money used on his private Nkandla home.

The final figure will be determined by the National Treasury.

Judges took just over a month to weigh up arguments from the Economic Freedom Fighters, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the National Assembly Speaker and Madonsela.

Zuma had previously refused to pay back the money, saying Madonsela's orders, which she made in her report entitled Secure in Comfort, two years ago, were merely recommendations.

Click below to watch the ruling as it happened:

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