Steven Tau
2 minute read
31 Mar 2016
9:15 am

Security tight around ConCourt

Steven Tau

Cope spokesperson Denis Bloem said Thursday marked a day which will show no individual is above the law.

FILE PICTURE: A view of the controversial homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla on January 21, 2014. Picture: AFP.

Security in and around the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg was tightened on Thursday morning ahead of the ruling in the controversial Nkandla matter.

A police nyala (armoured vehicle), could be seen with a trailor carrying barbed wire. Other police vehicles were also stationed at all entrances of the court.

Apart from the police, journalists also came in droves. It has been over a month since the court heard arguments in the EFF and the DAs application for an order that President Jacob Zuma repay some of the R246 million spent on his private Nkandla homestead.

Some of the opposition parties who arrived early, long before the ruling set to be handed down from 10am, said they are happy that the day the country has been waiting for has finally arrived.

Cope spokesperson Denis Bloem said Thursday marked an important day which will show no individual is above the law.

Glynnis Breytenbach from the DA said they were also expecting the court to rule in their favour, adding that the President should face the music for over the Nkandla debacle.

Earlier

The Constitutional Court in Johannesburg was already a hive of activity ahead of the start of the ruling in the much talked about Nkandla matter.

Some of the opposition parties who were there before 9am, appeared confident that the court would rule against President Jacob Zuma.

It has been over a month since the court heard arguments in the EFF and the DAs application for an order that President Jacob Zuma repay some of the R246 million spent on his private Nkandla homestead.

Some of the opposition parties who arrived early, long before the ruling set to be handed down from 10am, said they are happy that the day the country has been waiting for has finally arrived.

Cope spokesperson Denis Bloem said Thursday marked an important day which will show no individual is above the law.

Glynnis Breytenbach from the DA said they were also expecting the court to rule in their favour, adding that the President should face the music for over the Nkandla debacle.