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A general view of the Nkandla home (behind the huts) of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla
A general view of the Nkandla home (behind the huts) of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla
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GEOFFREY YORK

Why Zuma's 'Rolls Royce' of a house won't cost him politically

In any other democracy, the timing would have been catastrophic for the ruling party. An explosive 447-page investigation into an embarrassing political scandal – involving millions of dollars of wasted spending, personal benefits for the president, official wrongdoing and lavish living – has been released in the midst of a national election campaign, just a few weeks before the voters go to the polls.