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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Will Pay Back (Some) Of The Money

Twitter went to town Friday as the president promised to refund the money he used to renovate his home.

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The South African community took to social media in frustration after watching what many call an empty apology from President Jacob Zuma.

A day after the Constitutional Court ruled Zuma’s government funded renovations at his Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal as unconstitutional, the head of state took the opportunity to speak for 20 minutes on live TV on the matter.

"Any action that has been found not to be in keeping with the constitution happened because of a different approach and different legal advice," Zuma said.

"The matter has caused a lot of frustration and confusion, for which I apologize. I urge all parties to respect the judgement and abide by it."

According to the New York Times, the court said Zuma “flouted laws meant to safeguard South Africa’s young democracy, in a humiliating rebuke over a longstanding issue.”

Despite critics of the president stressing the need for his resignation, Zuma mentioned nothing of the sort in his speech.

With his name trending during this ordeal, many ask if this was just a big April Fool’s joke:

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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