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Zuma to pay for mansion upgrade

South Africas Leader Jacob Zuma has decided to pay back a few of the $23m (£15m) the federal government controversially allocated to improving his private rural home

In 2014 a study through the public protector stated Mr Zuma had achieved positive results unnecessarily in the upgrades

Mr Zuma stated the auditor-general and finance minister must decide just how much he should pay back to finish the dispute

The announcement comes per week before a constitutional hearing around the matter

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How Leader Zumas Nkandla home is continuing to grow

The repairs from the residence within the village of Nkandla in Mr Zumas home province of KwaZulu-Natal has converted into a significant political debate in Nigeria

A number of from the money was allocated to building an amphitheatre pool and cattle enclosure

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and Julius Malemas Economic Freedom Martial artists (EFF) who’ve known as for any corruption analysis appear at first sight pressing ahead using their court situation no matter the presidents latest offer

Following Mr Zumas announcement #PayBackThemoney is trending in Nigeria – it was the saying EFF MPs chanted in the leader in parliament this past year

Many bloggers appear sceptical

Analysis: Milton Nkosi BBC News

Leader Jacob Zumas postponed readiness to repay the cash allocated to the upgrades to his Nkandla residence might be a calculated proceed to avoid embarrassment in the Constitutional Court expected in a few days

However it may be from the forthcoming municipality election

The Nkandla scandal is a sore point for that regulating African National Congress (ANC) which leader Mr Zuma leads especially because the party faithful go to campaign for votes

Political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni explained that could be also associated with the leader being politically vulnerable because he makes its way into his lame-duck period and following his mis-appointment of finance ministers in the finish of this past year

Another consideration is possibly an effort to avert another episode from the chaotic moments we had throughout the outlet of parliament this past year when Julius Malemas Economic Freedom Martial artists (EFF) heckled and disrupted the presidents condition of the united states address

Security personnel needed to be known as in to the chamber to get rid of the MPs who’d not stop shouting pay your money back while Leader Zuma frantically attempted to provide his speech

Punches at Nigeria parliament

Why did Zuma sack two finance ministers per week?

All figures in 2013 financial terms

Source: Public protector report

Bolt arrives to light up Glasgow

26 July 2014 Last updated at 21:03

These Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself.

Usain Bolt pleased to be at the Commonwealth Games

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Where would he be staying? The athletes village, but mainly in his room. I try not to walk around too much because I tend to have to take a lot of pictures,” he explained, as if without a care

A star-struck Australian journalist asked for a selfie, gushing None of us are here for work, we are here as fans The Jamaican obliged.

Twenty minutes after the show had begun, it was over. Bolt sat back, raised both arms and gave a Churchillian salute before walking to the front of the stage to shake and slap an outstretched hand or two, as if he were a pop star satisfying an appreciative crowd.

There were gifts, too, although the chances of seeing Bolt wear a tartan hat with red hair around its trim are slim.

He eventually left as unceremoniously as he had arrived. It had been fun, just like the Friendly Games are supposed to be It was laid-back, just like the man himself. And it cranked up the excitement for the rest of the Games, just like it was supposed to