What foreign media have to say about the Nkandla judgment
1 April 2016
Johannesburg - As Thursday's Nkandla judgment filled the front pages of South African newspapers, foreign media also took the time to reflect on the momentous day in the country's history.
The Guardian carried a story with the headline: "Nkandla verdict shows South Africa's democracy is alive and kicking".
The story said: "It’s not a good look for a young democracy when its president is convicted in the country’s highest court of failing to respect the Constitution."
It, however, said later in the story that "while the court verdict, delivered unanimously by a full bench, is a damning indictment of the executive, it is also a timely reminder that South Africa’s young democracy is a lot stronger than it is given credit for. Under immense strain, its checks and balances are working".