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Zuma to pay R7,8 million on the upgrades to Nkandla- National Treasury

By Tebogo Mhlanga

The National Treasury has submitted its report to the constitutional court in line with the orders given by the chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. The report stated that president Zuma will have to pay R7,8 million.

“National Treasury has prepared a report and shortly before 3pm on the 27th of June, has submitted its report to the court on the president’s homestead in Nkandla,” Gordhan was quoted saying by the eNCA.

In March, The constitutional court gave the National Treasury 60 days to determine the amount to be paid by president Zuma. However president Zuma will have 45 days to repay the money that he “unduly benefited” for the non-security upgrades, once the constitutional court approves the report.

This came after the public protector’s findings that president Zuma and his family had unduly benefited for the upgrades at the estimated value of R246 million.

The con court also ruled that president Jacob Zuma should pay back a reasonable amount of state funds used for the visitor’s centre‚ amphitheatre‚ cattle kraal‚ chicken run and swimming pool

President Zuma had apologised to the nation, and agreed to repay the amount once determined by the National Treasury. However other oppostion parties said Zuma’s apology was not sufficient and therefore he should step aside.

(featured image from Businestech.co.za)

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