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South African lawmakers disrupt parliament and demand Zuma #PayBackTheMoney

Chants against the president from one opposition party bring national assembly to a halt.

South Africa’s national assembly erupted Thursday with lawmakers chanting “pay back the money”, demanding President Jacob Zuma return the $24 million in public funds spent on his home.  

Zuma was answering questions about the controversial security upgrade to his residence in Nkandla, which has been under heavy criticism since reports were released accusing the president of misusing taxpayer funds. Zuma responded by saying he had submitted his answers to all the reports “appropriately” last week. 

In the video below, members of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party are seen demanding answers from the president: