Judgement on President Zuma’s case would be finally handed down this week. No doubt, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was the biggest winner at the end of Constitutional Court hearing about the Nkandla case. However, most South Africans have been earnestly waiting for the judges to hand down judgement on the case.
And today, Buzzsouthafrica has gathered that the Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in Nkandla matter on Thursday, March 31.
The senior registrar’s clerk of the Constitutional Court had written to parties informing them that judgment would be handed down at 10:00 on March 31.
Last month, President Jacob Zuma announced that he would finally pay back some of the funds spent on the renovation of his Nkandla home as will be determined by the Auditor General Thembekile Kimi Makwetu and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan through an order of the Constitutional Court.
President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers told the constitutional Court that the president has accepted the bindings of the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
President Zuma’s lawyer, Jeremy Gauntlett said that the president has conceded on his need to refund the taxpayers for a portion of the upgrades to his private homestead.
Prior to his acceptance to pay, Zuma was dragged to ConCourt by the EFF and DA for violating Public protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendation on his Nkandla homestead.
At that time, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said that the president only agreed to pay back for Nkandla upgrades because of the political comments that trailed his previous decision not to pay. Not only that, he maintained that Zuma must have also agreed to pay because of the upcoming local government elections.
On the other hand, EFF leader Julius Malema asserted that the EFF ‘won’t agree to any settlement until he [Zuma] reaffirms the powers of public protector, and two [reaffirms that] the remedial actions of public protector are binding and three, that President Zuma agrees in the settlement that [by] failing to implement the remedial action he was in breach of the Constitution and his oath of office.”
Meanwhile, apart from the judges being set to deliver judgement on Thursday, I bet you, thousands of South Africa are so keen to also get updated with the latest information on Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.
Opposition parties are not left out also, as many of them have always prayed for the wishes of the people to be granted in the prospective judgement.