Zuma’s private palace irks South African voters

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Sthandiwe Hlongwane’s brick house lies only a stone’s throw from South African President Jacob Zuma’s private home but the two hardly belong in the same country, let alone the same village.Like most homes in Nkandla, in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal some 400 km (250 miles) southeast of Johannesburg, Hlongwane’s is concrete and basic.A recent facelift and lick of paint were paid for by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), an upstart opposition party led by Julius Malema, a firebrand outcast of Zuma’s ruling African National Congress (ANC).Zuma’s abode, by contrast, is a sprawling compound of ornate thatched houses, complete with $23 million of state-funded security features including a swimming pool, amphitheatre, cattle enclosure and chicken run.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/07/us-safrica-election-president-idUSBREA460Q520140507

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