Urgent ANC top six meeting underway

According to reports, the officials are holding a meeting at Jacob Zuma's private residence in Pretoria.

FILE: Jacob Zuma talks to the media at the ANC NCG in Midrand. Picture : Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC)'s top six leaders are reportedly now in a meeting to discuss yesterday's Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla case.

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 with regards to the upgrades to his Nkandla home.

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

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


The ANC Youth League and the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) earlier said they still supported the president.

The women's league said it wanted to make it unequivocally, unambiguously and categorically clear that it stood firmly behind Zuma.

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The ANCYL agreed.

"We do not believe that President Jacob Zuma should step down because the Constitutional Court did not say the president must step down. It's not as if this thing can be corrected because the president himself said we was willing to pay for the upgrades," youth league secretary general Njabulo Nzuza said.

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