S. Africa's Zuma faces torrent of calls to go after court rebuke

South African President Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma faced a chorus of calls Friday to step down after a court ruled that he breached the constitution in a judgement that engulfed him in a fresh bout of controversy. Zuma retains widespread loyalty within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) whose lawmakers dominate parliament, but his tarnished image has shaken the party ahead of local elections. The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, hailed a damning verdict by the country’s top court Thursday that Zuma had violated the constitution by refusing to repay public funds spent on his private home.

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