What will happen to the money that Zuma pays back - News24 readers

2016-04-02 07:19

Johannesburg – So, what are your thoughts about Thursday's Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla ordering President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money used for non-security-related upgrades at his homestead?

In a News24 snap survey, there were mixed emotions, with many curious to know what would happen to the money that Zuma has to pay back. 

The court gave National Treasury 60 days to determine the amount Zuma should repay for non-security upgrades, namely the swimming pool, chicken run, cattle kraal, amphitheatre, and visitors' centre. Zuma has 45 days to pay up after that. 

Nombuso Mashele said: "A lot of people are passionate about him having to pay back the money and I believe the Constitutional Court made the right decision, but how will the money be spent?"

But Masilive Mashiui said how the money would be spent was not that significant, because Nkandla had already been built.

"Are they going to give the money to the poor, to the students or is it going back to the government?" Mashiui asked.

Donovan Marie said the Constitutional Court had made the right decision. He believed it was a victory for South Africans and the country's democracy.

Jordache Bithna said Zuma must pay back the money and step down.

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