South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, have on Thursday termed the Constitutional Court’s ruling against their President, Jacob Zuma, as being “serious” in nature and that they respected the unanimous judgement handed down against their leader in the Nkandla saga.
The party also welcomed the clarity the court gave on the binding nature of the powers of the Public Protector, the watchdog that found Zuma had derived undue benefit from state-funded improvements to his private home in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
“The African National Congress has noted and respects the unanimous judgement delivered by the Constitutional Court today in the matter relating to compliance with remedial action set out in a report of the Public Protector,” ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said after the court delivered its unanimous ruling.
“The Constitutional Court is and remains the guardian of the Constitution of the Republic and the final arbiter on matters before it, hence the ANC welcomes the clarity provided by the Court on the binding nature of the powers of the Public Protector.
“The ANC once again reaffirms our full confidence in the judiciary and the upholding rule of law in South Africa. Given the serious nature of the judgement delivered, the African National Congress will study it in detail and comment further in due course.”