South Korea's ousted president Park Geun Hye leaves presidential complex: Yonhap

A man walks behind an entrance of the Presidential Blue House before South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun Hye leaves, in Seoul on March 12, 2017.
A man walks behind an entrance of the Presidential Blue House before South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun Hye leaves, in Seoul on March 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun Hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday (March 12) evening and headed for her private home in the capital, Seoul, the official Yonhap news agency said.  

Park was removed from office on Friday after the Constitutional Court upheld an impeachment vote by parliament over an influence-peddling and graft scandal that has shaken the country’s political and business elite.

Park has not spoken in public on the ruling, prompting rivals to criticise her for behaving as if she won't accept the result.

Hundreds of supporters were waiting outside her home in the Samseong neighbourhood in southern Seoul for her arrival, chanting "Park Geun Hye, the President!" and "Cancel the impeachment!", reported Yonhap.

Some 1,000-strong police officers have been deployed around the house to prevent possible violence.

Park had lived at the house from 1990 to 2013 before moving into the presidential office. Park's aides said the repair work of her house began immediately after Friday's court ruling.

The residential boiler at her home was fixed and other home furnishings, such as wallpaper were being prepared on Sunday, said Yonhap.

A space where her security guards can stay is being created inside the residence, according to other sources.

(This story is developing.)