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President Zuma and the ANC respond to ConCourt judgement

1 April 2016 7:11 PM
President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC) held separate media briefings on the Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC) held separate media briefings on Friday evening to respond to the Constitutional Court's judgement on upgrades to President Zuma's Nkandla home.

President Zuma welcomed the Constitutional Court judgement, and said that he will abide by it.

Watch President Zuma's full media briefing below.

This is a groundbreaking judgement with regards to the powers of the Public Protector

President Jacob Zuma

I wish to thank the Constitutional Court for clarity on the role of other Section 9 Institutions with regards to their work

President Jacob Zuma

I wish to emphasise I never set out knowingly or willingly to disregard the Constitution

President Jacob Zuma

Any action that was not in line with the Constitution happened because of a different legal approach and legal advice

President Jacob Zuma

At the ANC's media briefing, Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe welcomed the Constitutional Court's judgement.

Mantashe said that the ANC will engage closely with its alliance partners and branches throughout the country on the lessons brought about by the judgement of the country's highest court.

Watch the ANC's media briefing below.

The ANC welcomes this this well-written and very balanced judgement

Gwede Mantashe

The President has assured the ANC he will adhere to the Constitutional Court judgement

Gwede Mantashe

The call for impeachment (of President Jacob Zuma) is nothing new or genuine

Gwede Mantashe

This judgement is a victory for our young democracy, and an expression that the systems we created to safeguard our young democracy are alive and well

Gwede Mantashe

The responsibility of running an organisation is forcing us to never take decisions on our feet... to tackle issues in detail

Gwede Mantashe

Moving forward the ANC has the responsibility and the duty to acknowledge and confront the current political environment our country is facing

Gwede Mantashe

1 April 2016 7:11 PM