February 18, 2016 / 1:11 PM / 4 years ago

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

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Schalk van Zuydam/Pool

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

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