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South Africa

South African court hears case against president

South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.

Opposition parties brought the case against Zuma to the Constitutional Court, whose proceedings in a packed, brick-lined chamber were shown on live television. Opposition protesters marched to the courthouse as the robed judges inside considered whether the president broke the law by failing to follow a 2014 recommendation from the state watchdog agency that he pay back some of the more than $20 million in home upgrades.

"He didn't do what the constitution required him to do," said...