New administration to be inclusive - Minister Mthethwa

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Bathandwa Mbola

Pretoria- Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the new administration under President-elect Jacob Zuma will drive inclusive policies and programmes that will improve the quality of life of all South Africans

Speaking to SAnews at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings in Pretoria ahead of President-elect Zuma’s inauguration, Minister Mthethwa said government will also continue to focus on the five key priorities which were implemented by the previous administration, but will add another priority around basic services.

“The basic service delivery protests across the country … have a potential to cause instability, so we will have to address that so we can move forward together.”

The previous administration’s five priorities were fighting crime, rural development, education, job creation and health.

He said the country will also work towards bridging the gap between rich and poor.

Mthethwa said government will push ahead with the implementation of the National Development Plan, which has been labelled a roadmap to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation.

Mthethwa said government will guide be guided by the NDP.

“This administration’s priority is economic growth and development. The economy is important and it has to be stimulated because without a growing economy – whatever plans we may have – we may not succeed,” he said.

President–elect Zuma is due to be inaugurated for a second term after the ruling party's 62% majority victory in the General Elections. 

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 11am, amid 20 000 members of the public on the Southern Lawns and 4500 invited guests in the amphitheatre. –