South African Ruling Party Backs President Despite Scandal

April 1, 2016 11:52 AM

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Opposition lawmakers are heaping criticism on South African President Jacob Zuma after a court said he violated the constitution, but the institution that can oust him — the ruling African National Congress party — has yet to turn on its leader.

The main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, said Friday that it will push to impeach Zuma after the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma "failed to uphold" the constitution when he didn't pay back some of the millions of dollars in state funds used to upgrade his private home.

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