Zuma to visit Madelakufa

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pretoria - The provision of effective service delivery will come under the spotlight when President Jacob Zuma visits Madelakufa in Tembisa on Friday.

The visit is part of the service delivery monitoring and evaluation visits to a number of areas in the country.

The President will be accompanied by a number of ministers and representatives of the Gauteng provincial government and the Ekurhuleni metro council, his office said.

This will be Zuma's second visit to the informal settlement. He visited the area in November last year, where he met residents of the informal settlement. Then Zuma described the conditions at the settlement as "very bad".

The issues raised by residents included unemployment, poor housing delivery, lack of clean water, electricity and the need for clinics and extra police resources.

The national government will in the next three weeks visit service delivery hotspots. Visits to other areas such as Siyathemba in Balfour, where a library was torched in a recent protest, are also planned.