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

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FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Insufficient water resource is seen due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Arid land is seen due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: South African children wait to fill their cans with water due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: A Cattle is seen as it has difficulties to find water due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Arid land is seen due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: South African people wait to fill their cans with water due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Cattles are seen as they have difficulties to find water due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 14: Arid land is seen due to elevated temperature and drought, at Lindlay town in Free State, South Africa on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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CAPE TOWN - 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.

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