South African papers defy Zuma house photo ban

Several South African newspapers have defied a Government warning and published images of President Jacob Zuma's residence.

Cabinet ministers had warned that publishing images of Mr Zuma's home would break security laws and on Thursday said that anyone who published images or footage of the estate would face arrest.

The Times newspaper ran the headline "So arrest us", above a picture of the luxury thatched-roof compound.

The Star meanwhile ran with "Look away! The photo Ministers didn't want you to see".

The latest row follows revelations that the Government had used taxpayers' money to refurbish Mr Zuma's Nkandla residence.

According to reports some R206 million of taxpayers' money had been used.

South Africans, outraged by the news, have cheekily used Nkandla pictures as their profile pictures on social media.

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