Rustenburg prepares for soccer spectacular

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pretoria- The City of Rustenburg will be able to host the Soccer World Cup, says deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

The deputy president visited the North West city on Saturday where he was welcomed by the King of the Bafokeng Nation, Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi.

"The City of Rustenburg has proven beyond reasonable doubt that is able to host the soccer spectacular" said Motlanthe.

He said this was evident from the huge number of visitors who have already arrived in the city and the excitement generated by the upcoming spectacle.

The city's first match kicks off on 12 June with England facing the United States of America. Other teams that will play in the city include Ghana, Japan and Denmark.

The deputy president also inspected the Trauma and Emergency facilities at the Moses Kotane hospital one of the country's state of the art hospitals.

He also inspected the Western by-pass road that represents an infrastructure development project which will leave a positive legacy in the city in-terms of road transport mobility.

"I am also impressed by the preparedness of services such as transport; telecommunications; information and technology; safety and security; accommodation; energy and water which will enhance the hosting of this event" said Motlanthe.