Zuma must pay R7.8 million for Nkandla upgrades

The National Treasury has submitted a report to the Constitutional Court on how much President Jacob Zuma must pay for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home.

According to a report by News24, the National Treasury was given 60 days by the court to come to the figure.

“As a consequence, the reasonable percentage of the estimated costs of the five measures that the President would have to pay personally would be 87.94%. This percentage corresponds to R7,814,155 as at June 2009,” stated the report.

In March, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma failed to comply with the Public Protector’s prescribed remedial action on Nkandla.

The EFF and the DA took Zuma to court in January with the aim of getting the country’s president to pay back some of the R246 million spent on his Nkandla home.

Some of the non-security upgrades included a swimming pool, amphitheatre, chicken run, and cattle kraal.

“Since most of the R246 million bill was a result of wasteful expenditure, Zuma’s financial benefit of the non-security upgrades is much lower than the amount of tax money which was spent on them,” said the EFF’s advocate Wim Trengove during the Constitutional Court case.

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