Zuma must know no one is above the law - Cope

2016-03-31 09:44
Dennis Bloem and Mmusi Maimane outside the Constitutional Court. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Dennis Bloem and Mmusi Maimane outside the Constitutional Court. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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'No one is above the law' - Cope speaks at ConCourt

2016-03-31 09:34

The Congress of the People  (Cope) says no one is above the law and the constitution of the country must be upheld by all. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court's judgment on the Nkandla matter is important as it could show that no one, including President Jacob Zuma, is above the Constitution, the Congress of the People said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Dennis Bloem said the party was excited about the judgment to be delivered from 10:00. 

"We are here to say the Constitution of the country is very central and in defence of it, we must make sure it is protected," said Bloem.

The judgment relates to the non-security upgrades – paid for by the taxpayer – at Zuma's private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

The EFF and DA took Zuma and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to court after they failed to adhere to the remedial action Public Protector Thuli Madonsela set out following her investigation.

They wanted the court to clarify the powers of the Public Protector, and order Zuma to repay some of the R246 million spent on non-security items such as the swimming pool, initially called a "fire pool", a chicken run, cattle kraal, amphitheatre, and visitors' centre.

"This judgment is central to everybody. Even the president of the country must know that no one is above the law," said Bloem.

Read more on:    cope  |  anc  |  dennis bloem  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg  |  nkandla upgrade  |  government spending  |  politics

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