Zuma must repay money spent on private residence: SA court

March 31, 2016 12:38 pm
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The main opposition party launched a bid to impeach Zuma/FILE
The main opposition party launched a bid to impeach Zuma/FILE

, JOHANNESBURG, Mar 31 – South Africa’s top court on Thursday ordered President Jacob Zuma to pay back the public funds spent upgrading his private residence, delivering a damning verdict on a corruption scandal that rocked the government.

“The president must personally pay the amount determined by the national treasury,” Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said in a ruling issued by the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.

The main opposition party launched a bid to impeach Zuma.

Overview
  • The main opposition party launched a bid to impeach Zuma.
  • "Today's ruling is clear in this regard: President Jacob Zuma's action amounts to a serious violation of the constitution, and constitutes grounds for impeachment," the Democratic Alliance party said in a statement.

“Today’s ruling is clear in this regard: President Jacob Zuma’s action amounts to a serious violation of the constitution, and constitutes grounds for impeachment,” the Democratic Alliance party said in a statement.

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