Crowd welcomes President Zuma’s commitments

Saturday, May 24, 2014

By Gabi Khumalo

Pretoria – South Africans, celebrating the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma, welcomed the commitments made in his inaugural address on Saturday.

Speaking to SAnews on the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings after the President addressed the crowds gathered there, Tumile Mvubu from Klerksdorp, said he was excited about what the next five years will bring.

“The whole speech was impressive as it had lots of promises, but I was mostly impressed with the commitment to put in effective officials and remove the ones who are not working. If this could happen, we will definitely see an improvement in service delivery,” said Mvubu.

Mvubu said he was glad the President mentioned that Government will continue to ensure that people have access to basic services.

“I’m happy that the programmes are still among the top priorities in the new administration.”

Matsepo Mofokeng from Ivory Park in Johannesburg said she was most impressed by President Zuma’s commitment to promote local companies, entrepreneurs and cooperatives.

“This will be helpful, especially for us who rely on piece jobs. If Government allocates more money towards small business it will create more jobs for us to feed our families,” said Mofokeng.

The crowd is now being entertained by various artists including Zahara, Chomee, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, amongst others.

The Southern Lawns were filled to capacity on Saturday. -