South Africa’s parliament to debate Zuma’s impeachment motion on Tuesday
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma - REUTERS/Roger Bosch

JOHANNESBURG:  South Africa’s National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said on Sunday that parliament on Tuesday will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma which was tabled by an opposition party.

A ruling by South Africa’s top court on Thursday held that Zuma had failed to uphold the constitution by ignoring instructions to pay back some of the $16 million in state funds spent on renovations at his sprawling residence at Nkandla.

“The judgement makes sound, balanced and critical findings,” Mbete told journalists

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