The South African Treasury says that president Jacob Zuma must pay back R7.8 million of the R246 million upgrades done to his Nkandla homestead.
This follows a ruling by the Constitutional Court in March 2016 that the Treasury should determine “a reasonable percentage of the costs” Zuma must pay for upgrades to his homestead including the construction of a visitors centre, an amphitheatre, a cattle kraal, a chicken run, and swimming pool.
At the time, The Sunday Times reported that the state spent close to R10 million on the five facilities, which public protector Thuli Madonsela deemed to be non-security-related as the upgrades were intended.
The paper said that Zuma would not be required to pay what the Department of Public Works paid for the five facilities.
According to Treasury, the “reasonable percentage” the president would have to pay personally would be 87.94%.
This percentage corresponds to R7,814,155 as at June 2009, Treasury said.