Southern Africa furore over flashy vehicles for Jacob Zuma’s spouses

Southern Africa furore over flashy vehicles for Jacob Zuma’s spouses

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Southern Africans are wondering exactly just just how severe President Jacob Zuma is about austerity after it emerged this week that their state had invested about 8.6m rand ($550,000; ?374,000) on brand new vehicles for their spouses in the last 3 years.

This week, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said the police had spent close to $230,000 alone on luxury cars for President Zuma’s four wives this year – despite a call for citizens to tighten their belts as South Africa’s economy struggles to meet growth targets in response to a parliamentary question from the opposition.Continue reading