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Tue Jun 28 20:36:03 CAT 2016

ConCourt's Nkandla hearing trends on Twitter

TMG Digital | 09 February, 2016 09:42
Inside the #concourt - Wim Trengove tells the court he will talk about how Pres Zuma defied @ThuliMadonsela3
Image by: Public Protector SA ‏@PublicProtector via Twitter

Olwam Mnqwazi ‏@olwamu just wanted to see fairness: “#ConCourt #Nkandla - let truth and justice prevail in the end.”

Rae Smith ‏@Raemarvinsmith had a bigger expectation: “This #Nkandla outcome at the #ConCourt will determine my confidence in South African justice.”

The Constitutional Court trended on Twitter on Tuesday morning as two political parties prepared to ask it to decide whether the failure to comply with remedial action set out in a public protector report on Nkandla constituted a breach of constitutional duties by the National Assembly and President Jacob Zuma.

The day’s excitement was not lost on Bandla Bruce Moyo ‏@moyo_bandla: “SA politics is ncaaa!!! Concourt today and SONA ON thursday what more do you want. #Nkandla”. Sona is a reference to the State of the Nation Address‚ which Zuma is to deliver on Thursday.

Jvdl ‏@jvdl_dev didn’t want to miss a thing: “Is there a live video or text feed for the #Concourt proceedings somewhere?”‚ but ThembinkosiButhelezi ‏@Mosenthal indicated that social media was the place to follow it: “Twitter day today! #PayBackTheMoney #Nkandla#Concourt!”

Johnny Riet ‏@JcrRiet saw it as a victory for the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ one of the applicants in Tuesday’s proceedings: “@XoliMngambi so the EFF and the CIC was right to demand in Parliament that Zuma must pay back the money. ConCourt will rubber stamp it today”.

The Democratic Alliance is the other political party in court on Tuesday.

The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade’s chairperson‚ Mkhuleko Hlengwa‚ also chipped in: “After today South Africa will never be the same; our democracy is at a crossroads. #ConCourt #Nkandla #PayBackTheMoney”.

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