ZUMA PAYS US$500,000 BILL OVER HOUSE SCAN­DAL

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG: South African Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma has paid back US$542,000 (RM2.2 mil­lion) of pub­lic money spent re­fur­bish­ing his pri­vate home, his of­fice said on Mon­day, in a con­tro­versy that has dom­i­nated his sec­ond term in of­fice. The coun­try’s high­est court found ear­lier this year that Zuma had vi­o­lated the con­sti­tu­tion by de­fy­ing an or­der to re­pay some of the funds used to ren­o­vate Nkandla, his tra­di­tional home­stead. It or­dered him to pay back funds spent on non-se­cu­rity up­grades in­clud­ing a chicken coop, pool and am­phithe­atre. – AFP

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