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Zuma flew on national airline to and from UN general assembly

Zuma flew on national airline to and from UN general assembly

South Africa

South Africa’s presidency shared pictures of president Jacob Zuma and one of his wives flying on a commercial flight of the state owned South Africa Airways (SAA).

The president flew with SAA to the just ended United Nations General Assembly and returned on board the national carrier.

The president has come under fire recently over issues related to spending of public funds. The most famous case being the directive by a court that he (Zuma) repays monies in respect of non-security upgrades to his private home.

It was recently announced by the presidency that Zuma had contracted a loan from a bank to pay over half a million dollar back into the state kitty.

Local news portal, News24 website, quoted a senior staff from SAA as saying that President Jacob Zuma is a humble passenger who does not make a fuss.

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