Protests as South Africa’s top court hears case against Zuma

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http://news.yahoo.com/protests-africas-top-court-hears-case-against-zuma-093411256.html

Opposition protesters chanting “Pay back the money” demonstrated Tuesday outside South Africa’s Constitutional Court, as judges heard a complaint against public funds spent to upgrade President Jacob Zuma’s rural estate.

The upgrades at Zuma’s homestead, which were valued in 2014 at 216 million rand (then $24 million), have become a symbol of alleged corruption and greed within the African National Congress (ANC) government.

Among the supposed security work was a swimming pool described as a fire-fighting facility, a chicken run, a cattle enclosure, an amphitheatre and a visitors’ centre.

As lawyers presented their case in the court, several hundred protesters from the radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party could be heard outside, chanting “Zuma must fall” and other slogans.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the country’s ombudswoman, ruled in 2014 that Zuma had “benefited unduly” from the work on his Nkandla property, and she said that he should pay back some of the funds.

“The president’s defiance of the public protector violated his duties under the constitution,” Wim Trengove, a lawyer representing the EFF, told the court on Tuesday.

“He doesn’t recognise that her orders enjoy any status beyond that of recommendations.”

EFF’s firebrand leader Julius Malema led protesters who marched through Johannesburg to rally outside the court.

“We are here to say the president will have to pay back the money,” he told his cheering supporters.

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“The upgrades at Zuma’s homestead, which were valued in 2014 at 216 million rand (then $24 million), have become a symbol of alleged corruption and greed within the African National Congress (ANC) government.”

and here i was thinking only white leaders can be corrupt!😉 *sarcasm

“Among the supposed security work was a swimming pool described as a fire-fighting facility, a chicken run, a cattle enclosure, an amphitheatre and a visitors’ centre.”

nice..its good to be the king..

401

~ by seeker401 on February 12, 2016.

2 Responses to “Protests as South Africa’s top court hears case against Zuma”

  1. Reblogged this on UZA – people's courts, forums, & tribunals and commented:
    Zuma did not lend any money; FNB created a bill of exchange which he indorsed and accepted for value; the CEO of the company REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA which is registered in D.C. and NEW YORK is the securities intermediary along with the Minister of Finance (the equivalent of a secretary of state under Uniform Commercial Code)

    We can all use money of exchange as Zuma did, yet few comprehend the difference between money of account and money of exchange; he created the money out of thin air;

    In the words of H.L. Mencken: “Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.”

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