Zuma stuns SA in announcement to pay back Nkandla money

South Africans have been stunned by the late-night announcement on Tuesday by President Jacob Zuma to pay back a portion of the money spent on security upgrades at his Nkandla residence.

702's John Robbie on Wednesday spoke to EWN reporter Stephen Grootes about the recent developments.

Listen to the interview below:

It's astounding that President Zuma has been so emotional in his defence. Why not say this right at the beginning?

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

It's not so much the DA's victory, I think it's really Julius Malema's victory.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

It would be intensely humiliating for a sitting president to be told by the Constitutional Court to pay money for your own home.

Stepphen Grootes, EWN reporter

If the opposition parties wanted to, they could withdraw their applications even at this late stage.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

It's forced people to defend things that are impossible to be proud of... It's really put the ANC under pressure.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

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