On this day two years ago the Constitutional Court delivered its damning judgement on Jacob Zuma

On this day two years ago the Constitutional Court delivered its damning judgement on Jacob Zuma

On the 31st of March 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled that Jacob Zuma had essentially violated the Constitution of South Africa and had broken his oath of office.

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The president had failed to adhere to the public protector's remedial recommendations and in the process had violated the Constitution. On top of that Zuma had been ordered to pay back a portion of the money spent on his private residence, Nkandla.

The scandal involving hundreds of millions of rands was one of many which saw Zuma in court over the next two years.

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Recently the NPA has reinstated charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering against Zuma which he will be answering in court for on the 6th of April.

The fact that Zuma had violated the Consitution has not yet been addressed to the satisfaction of opposition parties, particularly the EFF who believe that Parliament should be dissolved for their lack of oversight and inability to hold the executive to account.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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