South Africa 29.3.2016 04:45 pm

Judgment in Nkandla upgrades case to be handed

President Jacob Zuma. Photo by Gallo Images / Beeld / Lerato Maduna

President Jacob Zuma. Photo by Gallo Images / Beeld / Lerato Maduna

Judgment in the Constitutional Court case against President Jacob Zuma over R246 million in upgrades on his Nkandla homestead will be handed down on Thursday.

“We have received direction from the court that the judgment will be handed down on Thursday at 10am,” Advocate Elzanne Jonker, one of the attorney’s involved in the case said.

The DA and EFF took Zuma to court following the President’s failure to implement remedial actions contained within Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report Secure in Comfort into security upgrades at Nkandla.

She stipulated that Zuma unduly benefited from the upgrades and instructed that he pay back a portion of the money.

Prior to the court case in an apparent U-turn, Zuma then proposed that an amount be determined for him to pay.

But the EFF and the DA refused to back down from their respective court cases, which were bolstered with the addition of Corruption Watch as a friend of the court.

The case was heard on February 9.

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