Dlamini Zuma wishes SA a festive xmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pretoria - Minister of Home Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has extended her best wishes to South African citizens over the festive season.

"Having entered the festive season, may I extend on behalf of our department, our Deputy Minister Malusi Gigaba, the Director General Mavuso Msimang and indeed on my own behalf my best wishes to all our citizenry during the Christmas and New Year period," said Dlamini Zuma in a statement.

She expressed her appreciation for the support she had received from the public in efforts to transform the Department of Home Affairs.

"We are humbled by the support we have received from the general public and members of the media without whose support our efforts aimed at the fundamental transformation of our department will not succeed."

She committed to continuing to improve service delivery to ensure all people throughout the length and breadth of the country receive quality service delivery from the department.

Dlamini Zuma made special mention of Skhumbuzo Mhlongo who committed suicide earlier this year after not receiving proper service by Home Affairs officials. She said the department was committed to ensuring that there was no recurrence of such acts.

"We join our entire government in reiterating the central message of the festive season - Arrive Alive! Don't Drink and Drive and continue to practice safe sex and don't abuse women and children," concluded the minister