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Justice Malala Believes Nkandla will be a Major Issue ahead of the Elections

Let Them Eat CakePolitical analyst Justice Malala, author of Let Them Eat Cake, says President Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla will be a major issue for the ANC ahead of the 2014 general elections.

According to Sibongile Khumalo, writing for Sapa, the country’s fifth national elections look likely to be the “most competitive” since 1994, and Nkandla is not strengthening the ANC’s campaign. In fact, as Malala points out, Zuma’s R200-million taxpayer-refurbished compound is becoming a problematic symbol for the ruling party.

Nkandla – Cities will be the chief battlegrounds in the upcoming presidential election, but a remote village will cast a long shadow thanks to one notable resident and his very expensive building project.

South Africa’s fifth national elections since the end of apartheid – due before July – are likely to be its most competitive yet.

Twenty rocky years after the end of white-minority rule, the party that has held power ever since, the African National Congress (ANC), faces fierce competition from across the political spectrum.

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