ConCourt ruling restored hope in constitutional dream, says Thuli Madonsela

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, on Thursday said the Constitutional Court restored hope in the constitutional dream for South Africans at a media briefing.

Madonsela's statement comes after the Constitutional Court made a unanimous decision defining the powers of the Public Protector and her findings.

The 'Secure in Comfort' document recommending President Zuma to pay back the money for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla was eventually brought before the Constitutional Court.

702's Azania Mosaka crossed live to the media briefing.

Listen to the interview below:

Somebody, somewhere among the 54 million people in this country gets exposed to the work, role and services of this important constitutional institution.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of SA

The Constitutional Court restored hope in the constitutional dream for every Gogo Dlamini out there who needs to rely on the Public Protector to hold government acountable for any improper conduct that has wronged him or her.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of SA

Today is a historical day for all the people of South Africa and this constitutional institution...It is historic because our Constitution - the ultimate guardian of the law - has confirmed the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of this country.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of SA

We thank the Constitutional Court for the ground-breaking decision, our gratitude also goes to the public for entrusting us in the matter and for supporting us throughout the process.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of SA

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