NM comment after judgment: "Preparations for local government elections must continue so that these elections take place as planned. The Court's judgement does not create any crisis whatsoever. I should emphasise that the judgement of the Constitutional Court confirms that our new democracy is taking firm root and that nobody is above the law."
(With him: Mid-shot of Mandela walking down the stairs of his house with his spokesman Joel Netshitenzhe and deputy Constitutional Affairs Minister Valli Moosa (on his right) and Deputy President Thabo Mbeki and his advocate Mojanku Gumbi (on his left). Mbeki shakes hands with Marius Kleynhans an official of Constitutional Affairs Minister Roelf Meyer, then Mandela shakes his hands."