Zuma enters chess competition

2009-12-21 12:54

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is going to take part in a chess tournament in his home town of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, the presidency announced on Monday.

The tournament has been organised at the request of the president in order to teach young people patience and strategic thinking, and to promote recreational activity in rural areas, the statement said.

According to the presidency: "Zuma is an ardent chess player and wants to see the game being rolled out in various remote communities of the province as it requires minimal infrastructure."