South Africa's parliament to debate Zuma's impeachment motion on Tuesday

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 03, 2016 6:55 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said on Sunday that parliament on Tuesday will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma which was tabled by an opposition party.

A ruling by South Africa's top court on Thursday held that Zuma had failed to uphold the constitution by ignoring instructions to pay back some of the $16 million in state funds spent on renovations at his sprawling residence at Nkandla.

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"The judgment makes sound, balanced and critical findings," Mbete told journalists.

(Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; editing by Jason Neely)