Zuma takes part in Nkandla chess tournament

2009-12-22 10:32

President Jacob Zuma will take part in the KwaZulu-Natal chess

tournament at his home town in Nkandla today, an official said.

“The tournament has been organised at the request of the president

in order to teach the youth patience, strategic thinking and to promote

recreational activity in rural areas,” presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya

said in a statement.

He said Zuma was a chess player and wanted to see the game rolled

out across KwaZulu-Natal communities as it required minimal

infrastructure.

The event was scheduled to start at 2pm today.

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