South African President Jacob Zuma made the payment ordered by the constitutional court for taxpayers’ money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal province, the national treasury said.
“The money has been paid to the revenue fund,” Yolisa Tyantsi, acting spokeswoman for the treasury, said in an e-mailed response to questions on Monday, without giving more details.
The treasury had recommended Zuma pay R7,8m for non-security-related features, including a swimming pool, amphitheatre, a chicken run and cattle enclosure.
The nation’s top court ruled in March that Zuma had violated the constitution by not abiding by a graft ombudsman resolution that he should pay some of the more than R200m spent on the residence. — (c) 2016 Bloomberg LP