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S. African leader’s home scrutinized

JOHANNESBURG — New security fences. A medical clinic. Firefighting services added for a helipad. That and other upgrades, all for South African President Jacob Zuma’s home to the tune of more than $23 million in taxpayer money.

Zuma is embroiled in a controversy over the costly additions to his private home in a country where millions still lack decent homes, running water, electrical power, and adequate access to health and education services.

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