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ANC’s top six have yet to meet after ‘damning’ Nkandla judgment

The party says it’s due to meet urgently to discuss the implications of yesterday's judgment.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) now says that its top six leaders have still not met to discuss yesterday's Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla case, but that it's due to meet urgently to discuss its implications.

This as former Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob says that government and Parliament should consider yesterday's ruling as a lesson on how the Constitution works.

"I really hope that Parliament and government regard this as a lesson. Not only concerning this case, but for the future so that they can begin to learn the Constitution, know the Constitution, take it seriously and they comply with it because I don't think that courts can do everything."

Yesterday, a unanimous bench of the Constitutional Court found that President Jacob Zuma had broken his oath of office by failing to comply with the binding remedial actions of the Public Protector.

The ruling party issued a short statement afterwards, saying it notes and respects the decision of the highest court in the land.

To read the full statement by the ANC on the judgment, click here.

The ANC's Moloto Mothapo said, "As the ANC in Parliament, we welcome and accept the judgment."

Mothapo said the ANC in Parliament would dissect the judgment.

"The judgment is comprehensive and it covers a wide range of constitutional matters and thus requires careful study for the purposes of issuing a detailed response."

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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