Zuma handed £400,000 bill for home ‘up­grades’

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

Ja­cob Zuma, the pres­i­dent of South Africa, should pay 7.8 mil­lion rand (£386,000) for “non-se­cu­rity” up­grades to his pri­vate home in the KwaZulu-Natal, the Na­tional Trea­sury said yes­ter­day.

In March, the country’s high­est court or­dered Zuma to pay back some of the £12 mil­lion of state money used for up­grades that in­cluded a swim­ming pool and am­phithe­atre. It gave the Trea­sury 60 days to work a “rea­son­able cost”, which Mr Zuma has said he would pay back.

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