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ANC ‘monitoring statement by sitting justices’

Gwede Mantashe says members of the Constitutional Court should not air views on Nkandla judgment.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says while it respects the Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla, and has told its structures to implement the orders, it is perplexed by public lectures given by members of the court.

The ANC's Gwede Mantashe has criticised members of the highest court in the land, saying they should not be airing their opinions about the judgement.

WATCH: Nkandla judgment summary.

Mantashe was speaking on the sidelines of the party's manifesto launch preparations, with the main event tomorrow.

He says the organisation is closely monitoring statements by sitting justices.

The ANC secretary-general says while democratic institutions must be protected, they should not become populist.

Mantashe says despite these curious developments, the party has instructed its members to accept the judgement and implement the remedial action.

WATCH: Mantashe critical of Chief Justice's public lectures.