Zuma takes time off

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has taken two days off to rest following a hectic schedule, the Presidency said.

Zuma earlier this week returned to the country after the 14th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa where he encouraged African leaders to harness the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for greater integration of African governance structures.

Meanwhile, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe yesterday delivered the opening address at the inaugural meeting of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Council (BBBEE) at the Presidential Guesthouse.

The only other public engagement for the Presidency was the ceremony to accept the credentials of new ambassadors and high commissioners, which was to take place at the guesthouse today. This will take place next week.