the wake of the scandal involving the state oil company Petrobas.
Similarity to SA’S Nkandlagate Thirdly, and nearer home in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma, for years resisted any investigation by both the courts and the Public Protector to investigate the propriety of the Nkandla security upgrades in his rural homestead, that were borne out of the public purse, significantly, the upgrades among others, included a chicken run, cattle kraal, a mini-theatre and a host of other seemingly unwarranted improvements that had very little to do with security.
Mr Zuma insisted that the millions of rands incurred by the government were not to be repaid by him as the Public Protector’s findings were not binding on him. However, in blow to him, the Constitutional Court ruled that the president had failed to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution as enjoined by his oath to office including chapter nine (9) institutions, such as the Public Protector.
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Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.