I never intended to disrespect the Public Protector- Zuma

2016-04-01 19:33
(SABC News)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he meant no disrespect to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela when he failed to immediately comply with her remedial action that required him to pay back taxpayers funds used for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. 

"It was never my intention not to comply with the public protector's remedial action or disrespect her office," Zuma said as he delivered a special address on Thursday. 

Zuma had for over two years maintained that he would not pay back any of the money which was used towards the upgrades, adding that he had not asked for them. 

On Thursday however, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had violated the Constitution in doing this. 

It ordered him to pay back the funds. 

Zuma said he accepted the ruling and would comply.

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