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Nkandla ConCourt matter about more than money - parties

By Faeza
09 February 2016

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The Constitutional Court case about Nkandla is about more than getting President Jacob Zuma to repay taxpayer’s money, but about protecting the Constitution and public protector, political parties say.

The EFF, DA, and the public protector, want the court to clarify the nature and extent of the chapter nine institution’s powers to take remedial action.

Legal certainty about the public protector’s powers was vital to a successful constitutional democracy, Democratic Alliance federal executive chairperson James Selfe said.

The Economic Freedom Fighters and DA want the court to compel Zuma to implement Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's recommendations and repay a reasonable part of the R246m spent on so-called security upgrades to his Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal homestead.

On Tuesday morning, EFF leader Julius Malema would lead a "pay back the money" march starting at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, and ending at the Constitutional Court, ahead of the hearing.

news24 has more details.