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Zuma refunds $542,000 public money spent to renovate his homestead



Zuma ordered to refund govt money spent on private home
Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma has paid back the sum of $542,000 allegedly spent to renovate his traditional homestead in Nkandla.

Zuma was asked to repay the sum after the country’s highest court found earlier this year that he had violated the constitution by defying an order to repay some of the funds used for the renovation.

 “President Zuma has paid over the amount… to the South African Reserve Bank as ordered by the Constitutional Court of South Africa,” the presidency said in a statement.
 The statement also added that Zuma was able to raise money through a home loan to payback the money which landed him in controversy.


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