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South Africa: Opposition march en masse as court rules on Zuma’s home renovations02:45

South Africa: Opposition march en masse as court rules on Zuma’s home renovations

South Africa, Johannesburg
February 9, 2016 at 15:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters rallied outside Johannesburg's Constitutional Court as South African President Jacob Zuma faced a hearing over the misuse of state funds in the building, Tuesday. The country's top court is set to decide on a case brought to them by opposition parties that alleges Zuma used $23 million (€20.4 million) worth of public funds to renovate his home.

The protesters carried placards reading "Zuma Pay Back the Money". President Zuma offered to repay a part of the amount last week.

The protest was led by Julius Malema, a former ally of Zuma who now heads up the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Malema said that "there are a lot of international communities who are not happy with what is happening here in South Africa. They can see a black man is still suffering in the land of his own and those who stole our land continue to be privileged." "All we wanted was to get a President, the head of the executive to be accountable, that is all we are doing" added Malema.

South Africa: Opposition march en masse as court rules on Zuma’s home renovations02:45
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Thousands of protesters rallied outside Johannesburg's Constitutional Court as South African President Jacob Zuma faced a hearing over the misuse of state funds in the building, Tuesday. The country's top court is set to decide on a case brought to them by opposition parties that alleges Zuma used $23 million (€20.4 million) worth of public funds to renovate his home.

The protesters carried placards reading "Zuma Pay Back the Money". President Zuma offered to repay a part of the amount last week.

The protest was led by Julius Malema, a former ally of Zuma who now heads up the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Malema said that "there are a lot of international communities who are not happy with what is happening here in South Africa. They can see a black man is still suffering in the land of his own and those who stole our land continue to be privileged." "All we wanted was to get a President, the head of the executive to be accountable, that is all we are doing" added Malema.

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