If girls were kidnapped in SA, we wouldn’t sleep, says Zuma

2014-05-29 13:11

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President Jacob Zuma met girls from several Gauteng schools today as part of the Take a Girl Child to Work campaign.

About 20 pupils spent the morning at the Union Buildings in Pretoria interacting with the president and Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu.

The girls asked Zuma about his job and the country.

One asked what Zuma would do if schoolgirls were abducted in South Africa, as they had in Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram.

“Such things happen under certain circumstances, but in South Africa such circumstances would never happen,” he replied.

“Hypothetically speaking, if such was to happen, we will never sleep. We will look for you until we find you.”

Zuma was asked about his day-to-day work and what it entailed. He detailed his schedule and explained what it took to be the president of a country.

Zuma explained that a president had to understand the country’s people.

“Understand what leadership is. Join a party and work with it. Join a party that has a clear understanding of its policies. Be knowledgeable,” Zuma said.

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