Pic shows examples of politicians’ luxury homes, causes a stir in SA

Pic shows examples of politicians’ luxury homes, causes a stir in SA

- 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

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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.

Mzansi gets heated over picture of SA government mansions

The picture of example images showing voters homes' vs politicians' homes that caused a stir on social media this week. Photo credit: Facebook/ Briefly - South African News
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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:

Mzansi gets heated over picture of SA government mansions

While some people felt desperate about the situation of the African continent as a whole:

Mzansi gets heated over picture of SA government mansions

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Some readers put the situation down to plain and simple selfishness:

Mzansi gets heated over picture of SA government mansions

Others insisted that the people of Mzansi take matters into their own hands:

Mzansi gets heated over picture of SA government mansions

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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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