Twitter reactions to the Nkandla ruling

Delivering judgment on Thursday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold, defend, and respect the Constitution as supreme law of land by disregarding public protector’s report on Nkandla. 

Mogoeng said the national treasury must determine the reasonable cost of the upgrades not related to security. The treasury must report back to the court on this cost in 60 days and Zuma must “personally pay back” the money within 45 days following that report. 

The Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters were among the parties that took the matter to the Constitutional Court, arguing that the Public Protectors’ report cannot be ignored. 

The DA sent a series of tweets about the Concourt’s judgment:

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa and a few prominent South Africans shared their thought in 140 characters.

He might be a funny man, but this time Chester Missing had something serious to say:

South Africans watched the proceedings with keen interest and strongly expressed their views:

Some praised the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for her role in investigating the Nkandla matter.

Some thought it was time for the president to go:

Actor and comedian Anne Hirsch didn’t pass up the opportunity to crack jokes

Nandos, as cheeky as ever, was quick with its take.

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole studied journalism at Tshwane University of Technology. He has achieved so much, and there are tonnes more he dreams of accomplishing. He is currently studying towards a BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has written for The Star, was a blogger for JournTau, worked at SABC as a digital online news producer and was formerly the Mail & Guardian's social media editor. Read more from Sthembiso Sithole


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