South Africa's Zuma says 2.7 million households hit by drought

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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 8:07 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that 2.7 million households would be affected by a drought disaster which has hammered agricultural output, pushed up food prices and increased unemployment.

Zuma told parliament that 450 million rand ($29 million) has been allocated by government for drought relief.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)