Zuma lives up to image as simple man from Nkandla

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma seems set to live up to his image of "man of the people".

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma seems set to live up to his image of "man of the people".

On Sunday night, Zuma joined commuters travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg on a South African Airways commercial flight.

As president, Zuma has a private jet at his disposal for travelling.

Zuma, who was attending an ANC national working committee meeting in Cape Town, boarded SAA flight 572 to Johannesburg.

He travelled business-class but, according to his spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, "he would have liked to be with the people in the economy class".

Kodwa said Zuma's flying on a commercial flight was in line with the commitment he made during his electioneering that he would remain who he was - "an ordinary man from Nkandla who happened to be elected president of this country".

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