Zuma to address Alexandra celebration

2012-09-22 10:26

Thousands of people began gathering at the Alexandra Stadium today where the township would be celebrating a century since its establishment.

President Jacob Zuma was expected to give a keynote address in one of the country’s oldest townships later in the day.

The rainy Johannesburg weather cleared at mid-morning, allowing more people to join the celebration.

Dressed in ANC colours, with some wearing traditional attire to celebrate Heritage Month, the crowd sang: “Those who do not want Zuma must go back.”

While Alexandra has seen a lot of development in housing projects and community facilities, it is still plagued by poverty and unemployment.

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