South African Treasury: Zuma has repaid money for non-security upgrades to private residence

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 7:37 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 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.

"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.

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)