South Africa's Zuma names new public watchdog

South African president Jacob Zuma gives his remarks as he officially open the Convention International Trade in Endangered Species of the wild Fauna and FloraSouth African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday named a new anti-corruption watchdog to succeed the highly respected ombudsman who famously uncovered a multi-million dollar scandal surrounding his private home. Zuma appointed Busisiwe Mkhwebane to replace Thuli Madonsela, whose non-renewable seven-year term expires this month. The outgoing ombudswoman found in a 2014 report that Zuma had “unduly benefited” from the refurbishment of his Nkandla rural home — valued in 2014 at 216 million rand (then $24 million).

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