- This week Briefly.co.za shared a picture showing examples of the difference between voters’ homes and those of members of SA’s parliament
- Responses to the picture came streaming in, with many readers irked by the images
- SA government officials have a reputation for big spending, which seems to also ring true for their house-shopping habits
Earlier this week Briefly.co.za shared a photo on social media of examples of homes owned by South African government members that left readers with their mouths hanging open.
The picture is a collage of five different images that compares homes of SA’s former president and examples of the kinds of homes owned by ministers, deputy ministers and premiers to the homes similar to many our country’s voters.
While the examples showing government officials’ homes depict lavish, massive mansions that must have cost millions in Rands, the picture of what many voters’ homes look like shows us a cluster of tiny shacks - a harsh reality for a great deal of South Africans.
The example pictures of politicians’ mansions include one of the notorious Nkandla estate, home to Jacob Zuma and his family, which, according to IOL.co.za, cost our ex-president over R246 million. Eish!
Briefly.co.za checked out what readers had to say on the matter, and in true South African style, got a host of unique responses.
This reader gave us a mega throwback history lesson that made us giggle:
While some people felt desperate about the situation of the African continent as a whole:
Some readers put the situation down to plain and simple selfishness:
Others insisted that the people of Mzansi take matters into their own hands:
Whatever your position on the matter, I think we can all agree that the picture posted by Briefly.co.za is a shocking one! South African politicians have always been in the spotlight when it comes to having luxury lifestyles and it seems that choosing a home is no different.
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