The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is mobilising members to help President Jacob Zuma repay some of the money spent on non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.
This comes after the National Treasury told the Constitutional Court that Zuma is liable to pay R7.8 million for the upgrades.
KZN ANC spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli says that the party welcomes voluntary contributions from members to help Zuma settle the debt.
At the same time, the Presidency has warned the public against fraudulent bank account scams, claiming to accept donations on Zuma's behalf.
The Presidency issued a statement warning of scams, saying no donations have been requested regarding Nkandla pic.twitter.com/ZZeXNeDQNz— 702 (@Radio702) June 28, 2016
According to Ntuli, it is within Zuma's rights to seek help from donors to pay the money back, insisting that there is nothing corrupt about such donations.
Anybody who makes a contribution to the bill, will be making a contribution to the President.— Mdumiseni Ntuli, KZN ANC spokesperson
If the Constitutional Court agrees that R7.8 million is a fair amount, President Zuma will have 45 days to pay back the money.
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