Zuma must repay money spent on private residence: S.African court

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Johannesburg (AFP)

South Africa's top court on Thursday ordered President Jacob Zuma to pay back the public funds spent upgrading his private residence, delivering a damning verdict on a corruption scandal that rocked the government.

"The president must personally pay the amount determined by the national treasury," Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said in a ruling issued by the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.