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Zuma ordered to pay for 'unlawful' home upgrades

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South Africa's public ombudsman ruled Wednesday that some of the $23 million taxpayer-funded improvements to President Jacob Zuma's luxurious private residence were excessive and unlawful. 

A view of the controversial homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla on January 21, 2014

In a scathing report issued just weeks ahead of South Africa's elections, ombudsman Thuli Madonsela also ordered Zuma to repay part of the costs of the upgrades at his village homestead.

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