Zuma considering disability move

2014-06-27 22:42
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is considering concerns from various disability organisations over his decision to move functions related to disability to the department of social development, the Presidency said on Friday.

Organisations and activists have sent a letter to his office over the matter.

"The President is considering the matters presented in the letter and feedback will be provided in due course," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"The concerns were also raised with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa during the Youth Day commemoration in Kimberley on 16 June 2014."

During the announcement of the new national executive last month, President Zuma reconfigured the ministry of women, children and people with disabilities into a ministry in the presidency focusing on women.

Maharaj said the functions related to the support of children and people with disabilities were transferred to the department of social development.

"President Zuma reiterates that government recognises and addresses the human rights issues of those with disabilities and it will continue to integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of the country's socio-economic development," he said.

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