[South African] President Jacob Zumause [was booed at hte the Mandela ceremony because he used] public money to construct a personal presidential palace costing over R200 million ($20 million) calling it a “security upgrade” – almost ten times what was spent on Nelson Mandela’s own residence. In addition to these costs, another R290 million has been spent on constructing a freeway road to connect the residence to the city.
Maybe Netanyahu's drop-out due to financial straits was, er, admirable?
And the media here should be praising him for not being insensitive to the local sentiments of the So. African populace who are outraged by the waste of public finds?