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Zuma ordered to pay back $500,000 of public funds

Jacob Zuma / AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN

Jacob Zuma / AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN

South African President Jacob Zuma should pay back $500,000 of public funds used to upgrade his private residence with facilities including a chicken coop and swimming pool, the treasury said Monday.

In March, the country’s highest court found that the president had violated the constitution by defying an ombudswoman’s order to repay some of the money in one of several scandals that have dominated his presidency.

The court asked the national treasury to determine the value of the non-security upgrades at Zuma’s homestead in rural KwaZulu-Natal province.

The work included a swimming pool, which was claimed to be a fire-fighting facility, a chicken run, a cattle enclosure, an amphitheatre and a visitors’ centre.

The National Treasury said in a statement that Zuma should pay back 7,814,155 rand ($509,000).


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  • nuelsymbol

    Can this type of Judgement ever welcome in Nigeria where there is immunity for life to steal by Governors and President?

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