The Constitutional Court has asked all parties involved in the Nkandla court case, to inform it by 4pm on Friday if they accept President Jacob Zuma’s payment proposal.
The Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters and the Public Protector were set for a massive court showdown with President Jacob Zuma over the Nkandla debacle.
Both parties had taken the President to the highest court in the land, after they felt he failed to abide by the Public Protector’s recommendations that he pay back some of the money used to reconstruct his private home in Nkandla.
On Tuesday night, the Presidency revealed that Zuma would pay back some of the money, a move that put the Constitutional Court case which was scheduled for February 9 in doubt.
In the letter, the court has instructed all parties to agree on a settlement until Friday 4pm if they wish to do so.
On Wednesday, the DA rejected Zuma’s proposal while the EFF is scheduled to brief the media later today on the Nkandla issue.