- Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead was infamous for its sprawling lush setting
- Now, images have emerged that puts the current state of the estate into question
- Briefly.co.za takes a look at the situation to explain the story behind it
Ex-president Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead is evidently looking a bit worse for wear.
The South African reports that images surfaced online of the once pristine home of the former statesman, revealing the true state of things.
But is Nkandla falling apart? Briefly.co.za explains:
The local municipality recently dispersed officials to inspect the homestead following reports of damage done.
Fences have indeed collapsed and walls protecting the property are crumbling, but the municipality is adamant that things aren't as dire as they seem.
TimesLIVE repeorts that Vukile Mathabela, a spokesperson for Zuma, has clarified the matter. Mathabela insists that the photos going viral aren't of Msholizi's home itself, but rather of the wider community.
The ex-president's home remains unscathed, although it is currently aging. Zuma's homestead was noted by the Good Governance Index as one of the 'bottom five' municipalities.
The index measures municipalities on growth, competency and service delivery in the regions they govern.
Briefly.co.za reported that Zuma runs the risk of losing his home as liquidators seek to recover a R7.3 million loan taken out from VBS Mutual Bank.
With the payments falling into arrears, the homestead has now been attached as an asset that may well be repossessed.
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