It’s official: ConCourt approv

It’s official: ConCourt approves Zuma’s R7.8 million Nkandla repayment

The Constitutional Court just approved the R7.8 million proposed by Treasury, as Zuma’s repayment amount on the non-security upgrades to his Nkandla residence.

It’s official: ConCourt approv

Treasury calculated that president Zuma has to pay R 7 814 155 for non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, following a report by the public protector that he had personally benefitted from them and paid with the taxpayer’s money.

Zuma and his parliamentary majority refused to heed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s initial recommendation that he pay some of the money back and was forced by a Constitutional Court order to comply.

The president’s family in the meantime said that they are too poor to pay back that much, but the court has spoken and Zuma has 45 days to #PayBackTheMoney.

According to calculations by the DA, however, have shown that the president is liable for up to R63.9 million in fringe tax benefits stemming from the upgrades to his private residence.