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Police plane flies over Zuma's Nkandla homestead

2016-08-02 17:42
(Amanda Khoza, News24)

Nkandla - A low-flying aircraft flew over President Jacob Zuma's homestead on Tuesday morning, a day before the local government elections.

It circled over the homestead for about 15 minutes, before flying off. News24 was visiting KwaNxamalala village, where the homestead is located.

The homestead is considered a national key point.

"I am confused why there is an aeroplane hovering over the president's home, because if there are unidentified objects flying over the homestead, it compromises his safety," said Ward 14 councillor Sibongiseni Bhengu.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Jay Naicker said it was a police aircraft.

"I can confirm that a police fixed-wing aircraft did fly over the area in question today. This is according to the flight plan that was filed," he said.

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