Ngwako Modjadji
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31 Mar 2016
4:42 pm

ANC’s top six to discuss implications of ConCourt ruling

Ngwako Modjadji

The ANC said it has noted and respected the unanimous judgment delivered by the court.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: Mike Hutchings

The ANC’s top-six will hold an urgent meeting to discuss the implications of Constitutional Court ruling. The top six includes President Jacob Zuma, his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, chairperson Baleka Mbete, secretary general Gwede Mantashe, deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte and treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

The hastily-convened meeting comes after the Constitutional Court – the highest court in the land – ruled that Zuma violated the Constitution over the multi-million security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead.

In a terse statement, the ANC said it has noted and respected the unanimous judgment delivered by the court.

“The Constitutional Court is and remains the guardian of the Constitution of the republic and the final arbiter on matters before it,”ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said.

“The ANC welcomes the clarity provided by the court on the binding nature of the powers of the Public Protector.

Kodwa said the party will study the ruling in detail and comment further in due course.

“The ANC once again reaffirms our full confidence in the judiciary and the upholding rule of law in South Africa.”

The Constitutional Court ruling has been welcomed by political parties, with the DA saying it has officially begun the process to impeach Zuma. – ngwakom@citizen.co.za