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UK Gives £19million Aid To South Africa - Its President Spends £17.5million On His Palace   
 
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13-Dec-2013  
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Not quite right...South African president Jacob Zuma continues to have a lavish lifestyle despite many parts of his country struggling for survival
 
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It is a nation racked by poverty, where 13 million people survive on less than £1 a day, and two million have no access to a toilet.

Yet as his people struggle in squalor, South African president Jacob Zuma has sparked outrage by spending £17.5 million to upgrade his rural family home.

Lavish works – which include the construction of 31 new houses, an underground bunker accessed by lifts and a helipad – will cost almost as much as the £19 million British taxpayers send to South Africa in annual aid.
 
 

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