South Africa’s President Zuma ‘Must Repay $500,000 In Public Funds’

South Africa’s President Zuma ‘Must Repay $500,000 In Public Funds’

South Africa’s treasury has recommended President Jacob Zuma pay back $509,000 (£385,000) to the government for upgrades made to his private home. This comes after the country’s highest court ruled earlier this year that Mr Zuma repay some of the $23m of public funds spent on his house in 2009. The upgrades included an amphitheatre, pool, chicken run and cattle enclosure. Mr Zuma must now repay the money – about 3% of the total spent – within 45 days.