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SA President Zuma slammed for £14m home makeover

South African President Jacob Zuma "benefited unduly" from a 208 million rand (£13.8 million) state-funded security upgrade to his private home that included a swimming pool, cattle enclosure and amphitheatre, the public protector ruled today.

South African President Jacob Zuma 'benefited unduly' from a $23 million state-funded security upgrade to his home the public protector said Credit: Reuters

In a damning report released six weeks before an election, South Africa's top anti-corruption watchdog accused Zuma of conduct "inconsistent with his office" and said he should repay a reasonable part of the cost of the unnecessary renovations.

"The President tacitly accepted the implementation of all measures at his residence and has unduly benefitted from the enormous capital investment in the non-security installations at his private residence," Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said in her report.