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Zuma to refund state money spent on private home

Zuma to refund state money spent on private home

South Africa

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma will repay public funds used to upgrade his home in Nkandla Kwazulu, his native province.

President Zuma remains critical of a number of factual aspects and legal conclusions in the public prosecutor’s report and has proposed a simple course to implement the recommendations.

The actual amount the President is required to pay is unknown. The public protector has set out a process for the amount to be determined.

The irregularities noticed in upgrades by department of public works are being investigated in separate inquiries.

President Zuma has proposed that the determination of the amount he is to pay should be done in an independent and impartial manner.

The Constitutional Court will give an answer during a hearing on the February 9.

The scandal has increased public criticism of Zuma’s leadership.