By Tebogo Mhlanga
The Constitutional Court handed down a report following the Nkandla saga on Thursday, with recommendations to President Jacob Zuma on repaying the money as ordered by the Public Protector
ConCourt has urged Jacob Zuma to pay some of the money that was used for the five features in his home, Nkandla, this includes (chicken run, swimming pool, visitors centre).
According to the Chief Justices, President Zuma has failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land, since he failed to comply with the Public Protectors report and orders.
These orders had satisfied the office of the Public Protector, and the opposition parties who are aiming to remove Zuma from office, while the ANC has welcomed clarity provided by court.
“We always maintained that Jacob Zuma should pay reasonable percentage of the costs and he must account and we have already filed the motion to impeach Jacob Zuma and, hopefully the parliament will act in this manner” said DA leader Mmusi Maimane
“Jacob Zuma must be removed from office. He has failed to defend the constitution of the republic” he added.
The EFF held their press conference yesterday in Braamfontein, the EFF leader Julius Malema said President Jacob Zuma should be recalled and arrested.
“People thought they were sick when we said we can’t sit in the Nkandla committee. This is unconstitutional. We said that committee is unconstitutional we cannot help them to violate the Constitution. Today, we are vindicated the court says that was unconstitutional process, it was wrong to change the remedial actions of the public protector”, said Malema.
The former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the former minister of National treasury Mathews Phosa have the same perception as the opposition parties that President Jacob Zuma should be removed from office.