Former archbishop of CT urges ANC to do right thing

Njongonkulu Ndungane says the ConCourt judgement has revealed the state of affairs in SA.

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JOHANNESBURG - Former archbishop of Cape Town Njongonkulu Ndungane says it's up to the African National Congress (ANC) to fulfil the mandate it received from voters and do the right thing following the historic Constitutional Court judgment against President Jacob Zuma.

Archbishop Ndungane says the judgment reflects a worrying state of affairs in South Africa which the ANC needs to correct.

He adds the Constitutional Court judgment has revealed the state of affairs in South Africa.

"Things cannot go on as usual because that is a judgement that is indicative of how sadly we have drifted away from the noble ideas we had when we established our constitutional democracy."

He says the ANC must act to restore the trust of the people in the government.

"There is a given mandate by the people of the country to govern and so it's up to them to make that kind of determination, what is that for the country?"

But he says it may be too early to expect ordinary South Africans to march for Zuma's removal.

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