President Jacob Zuma has paid for non-security upgrades to his private Nkandla home, the National Treasury said on Monday, in line with a court order issued in March.

 

Radio 702 have just made a breaking news announcement that the President has paid back the money.

“We can confirm as the National Treasury that the payment has been received,” a spokeswoman for the Treasury said.

In June, the Treasury said that Zuma should pay 7.8 million rand ($537,000) for the non-security upgrades, after the Constitutional Court in March ordered Zuma to pay back some of the $16 million of state money spent upgrading his private home.

A panel of six experts from two quantity surveyor firms helped the National Treasury determine how much Zuma had to pay for the upgrades.

The Constitutional Court ruled in March that Zuma had violated the constitution by not abiding by the Public Protector’s recommendation that he should pay some of the money spent on the residence.

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