Zuma arrives in Orania

2010-09-14 09:47

Orania - President Jacob Zuma arrived in Orania in the Northern Cape for a visit to the Afrikaner enclave on Tuesday.

Landing just after 09:00 in a white Oryx helicopter, the president was welcomed by local residents and schoolchildren.

Orania founder Professor Carel Boshoff IV, and his son, Orania mayor Carel Boshoff V, welcomed Zuma at the community hall next to where the helicopter landed.

Zuma was welcomed by schoolchildren dressed mainly in orange, forming a guard of honour.

Carel Boshoff snr introduced community leaders to the president before they went into a private meeting. During this time a group of children went to the helicopter and questioned the pilot about flying an aircraft.

After the meeting Zuma was expected to visit housing projects and several agricultural sites in Orania.

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