Thursday, 4 February 2016

President Jacob Zuma proposes to pay for some home upgrades

South African president Jacob Zuma has proposed that the auditor-general and finance minister determine how much money he is liable to pay for controversial state-funded improvements to his rural home, Zuma's office said.


Public protector Thuli Madonsela said in a 2014 report Zuma had “benefited unduly” from some of the upgrades that cost nearly N$250 million and included a cattle enclosure and amphitheatre.

Madonsela said Zuma should repay the state for the costs of the unnecessary renovations, but the president has denied any wrongdoing.
President Jacob Zuma
Opposition parties, particularly the militant left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), have since frequently heckled Zuma in parliament over his refusal to pay back the money.

The EFF and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have taken the matter to the Constitutional Court, with a hearing set for next Tuesday.

The presidency said in a statement issued late on Tuesday night Zuma had proposed that the chief auditor and the finance minister fix the amount due from him in order to “achieve an end to the drawn-out dispute”.
- Nampa-Sapa
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