Jacob Zuma paid back $542,000 of public money spent refurbishing his private home


JOHANNESBURG: South African President Jacob Zuma has paid back $542,000 of open cash spent renovating his private home, his office said Monday, in a discussion that has ruled his second term in office. 

The nation's most astounding court discovered not long ago that Zuma had abused the constitution by opposing a request to reimburse a portion of the assets used to remodel Nkandla, his conventional residence. 

It requested him to pay back assets spent on non-security redesigns – including a chicken coop, swimming pool and amphitheater – esteemed by the treasury at 7,814,155 million rand ($542,000). 

"President Zuma has paid over the sum… toward the South African Reserve Bank as requested by the Constitutional Court of South Africa," the administration said in an announcement. 

It included that the president raised the cash through a home credit. 

The treasury affirmed independently that the installment had been gotten. 

The Nkandla embarrassment has obstinate Zuma's administration, turning into an image of asserted defilement and insatiability inside the decision African National Congress (ANC) party and setting off a few unsuccessful arraignment offers by the restriction. 

A 2014 report by general society ombudswoman, Thuli Madonsela, found that Zuma and his family had "unduly profited" from the update work – esteemed in 2014 at 216 million rand (then $24 million) – and requested him to pay back a portion of the cash. 

The president responded by requesting two government examinations that demonstrated his innocence, including a report by the police clergyman which presumed that the swimming pool was a putting out fires precautionary measure. 

In March, the Constitutional Court ruled Zuma had "neglected to maintain, guard and regard the constitution as the preeminent rule that everyone must follow". 

The ANC endured notable misfortunes in South Africa's neighborhood decisions a month ago, earning under 54 percent of tallies cast – an eight-point drop from the last nearby survey in 2011 and its most exceedingly awful appearing since the fall of white-minority guideline in 1994.