Zuma booed in Pretoria

2016-04-08 09:25

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma was booed on Thursday evening in Pretoria when he was leaving the council chambers where the National House of Traditional Leaders held a debate.

A large crowd had gathered at the Sammy Marks Square to get a glimpse of the president but instead of the usual cheers he normally receives, some people booed him.

Waving to the crowd, Zuma received a mixture of cheers and booing from the crowd.

The president kept his composure and continued waving until he got into his vehicle and was driven away. 

This comes a week after the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had defied the Constitution when he chose to ignore the remedial actions by the Public Protector which required him to pay back a portion of taxpayer funds that were used for upgrades at his Nkandla homestead.

The Public Protector found that Zuma had unduly benefited from the upgrades when other renovations, besides security features, were done at his home. These included a chicken run, a cattle kraal, a swimming pool, amphitheatre and a visitor's centre. 

The Constitutional Court's ruling had resulted in widespread calls for Zuma's resignation. 

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