Madonsela, Zuma had private meeting before ConCourt case

2016-02-11 17:24
(Thulani Gqirana, News24)

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Cape Town - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had a private meeting with President Jacob Zuma before the Nkandla Constitutional Court hearing on Tuesday. 

When asked by eNCA on the red carpet outside Parliament if she and Zuma would shake hands on the day of his State of Nation address, she said their disagreements had always been underpinned by "good faith". 

"There has never been bad blood [between us]. There have been disagreements about the Constitution."

The EFF, DA, and Madonsela went to the Constitutional Court to clarify the nature and extent of the Chapter 9 institution’s powers to take remedial action.

They argued that Zuma had failed to comply with Madonsela’s findings that he unduly benefitted from security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, and failed to act on her recommendation that he pay back a portion of the R246m of taxpayers’ money used. 

They wanted the court to make an order compelling him to do so.

Judgment was reserved in the case.

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