Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

S. Africa's president told to repay ?unlawful' home renovations  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 19/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN -Arab News) pretoria: south africa's public ombudsman said wednesday that some of the 23 million taxpayer-funded refurbishments at president jacob zuma's luxurious residence were unlawful and ordered him to repay part of the cost

?some of these measures can be legitimately classified as unlawful and the acts involved constitute improper conduct and maladministration,? thuli madonsela said in a much-awaited report released just weeks ahead of the may presidential election

The scathing report, which also implicated several ministers, found that zuma violated the executive ethics code by failing to protect state resources

The ombudsman ordered that zuma ?pay a reasonable percentage of the cost of the measures? which are not related to security at his sprawling homestead

However, the exact amount to be reimburse was not disclosed and madonsela said it would be up to the treasury to determine a figure



Zuma's residence in the rural southern village of nkandla cost south african taxpayers 246 million rand (23 million) in a project touted as a security upgrade

Some additions include a visitors' center, swimming pool, an amphitheater and even a chicken coop

?the expenditure incurred by the state... went beyond what was reasonably required for the president's security, was unconsciously excessive and caused a misappropriation of funds,? the report said

Madonsela also ordered zuma to ?reprimand the ministers involved for the appalling manner in which the nkandla project was handled and state funds were abused.

Zuma of the ruling african national congress (anc) is running for re-election in south africa's may 7 vote.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 28 2017 - Morocco- King Mohammed VI, Ivorian President Chair Signing of 14 Economic Partnership AgreementsMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) var td_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( td_screen_width >= 1024 ) { /* large monitors */ document.write(' data-ad-client="ca-pub-9546318280945074" ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Morocco- Two Men Arrested in Tangier for 'Engaging in Homosexual Acts'Morocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) var td_screen_width = document.body.clientWidth; if ( td_screen_width >= 1024 ) { /* large monitors */ document.write(' data-ad-client="ca-pub-9546318280945074" ...

 Feb 28 2017 - UN Welcomes Morocco's 'Positive' Decision to Withdraw from GuergueratMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) on Monday welcomed Morocco's decision of unilateral withdrawal from the Guergarate region, deeming it a 'positive' move. ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Morocco- Moroccan Participates in Mobile World Congress to Boost Telecommunications IndustryMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – Morocco is participating in the Mobile World Congress, which is taking place from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona, according to an announcement on Monday by ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Morocco- Record Growth for Maroc Telecom's African SubsidiariesMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – Maroc Telecom group published its results for the 2016, showing a significant increase in the company's turnover and confirming the success of its strategic ...

 Feb 28 2017 - International Trade: Morocco Welcomes World Trade OrganizationMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat - Morocco will organize and chair the 3rd mini-ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 9 and 10 in Marrakech. The announcement ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Morocco- Moroccan Med Student Killed in DakarMorocco World News
(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat - The Moroccan student community in Dakar is mourning the loss of one of its students. According to the Senegalese daily Vox Populi, Mazin Chakiri was fatally ...

 Feb 28 2017 - $2.4bn of Egyptian exports to the UAE during 2016 with growth of 116%Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Egyptian exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rose over the past year by about 116% to a record high of $2.4bn, compared with about $1bn in 2015. Commercial ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Egypt- Shoukry holds meeting with high-ranking officials in WashingtonDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry conducted two meetings since his arrival to Washington on Monday: one with US National Security advisor H. R. ...

 Feb 28 2017 - Egypt- 468 members of parliament push Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat out of officeDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) On Monday night, member of parliament (MP) Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat was officially dismissed after 468 members voted in favour of dropping his membership. 'The ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help