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WATCH LIVE: President Zuma addresses the nation

The president is tackling his response to the ConCourt judgment on the Nkandla matter.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation on the ruling from the Constitutional Court.

Yesterday's judgment in the Constitutional Court found that Zuma's decision to ignore the Public Protector's Nkandla report was unlawful and directly violated the Constitution.

The Constitutional Court found that Zuma failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

He has been ordered to pay back the money spent on his private residence in Nkandla.

National Treasury has been given 60 days to determine a reasonable amount for Zuma to pay back.

Zuma will then have 45 days to pay the final amount.

Earlier today the ANC's top six met in Pretoria to discuss the ruling.

The African National Congress will also address the media at 8pm tonight on the outcomes of the meeting of its national officials held today.

The meeting was convened to discuss the Constitutional Court judgment delivered yesterday in relation to compliance to reports of the Public Protector.

The president's relationship with the controversial Gupta family has also come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks, with several ANC members, including Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, having stated that members of the family offered them Cabinet posts, if they complied with certain conditions.

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