Zuma's mud schools remark an insult - DA

2014-01-18 05:30
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: GCIS)

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Johannesburg - A remark by President Jacob Zuma on mud schools was an insult to children, the DA in the Eastern Cape said on Friday.

DA spokesperson Edmund van Vuuren accused Zuma of saying: "We want to eradicate all mud schools. We are not in a hurry because no one is going to rule but the ANC."

Zuma was speaking on Thursday at the opening of the Ngidini Senior Primary School, Eastern Cape, a former mud school, he said.

"This insensitive utterance is an insult to the hundreds of children who have to endure schooling in under-resourced and unsafe building infrastructures throughout the Eastern Cape," Van Vuuren said.

The party called for the president to apologise.

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said the report was incorrect.

"I do not want to respond to any political party that relies on inaccurate reports for their statements," Maharaj said.

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