Poverty should not be 'normal' - Zuma

2016-02-18 15:31

Parliament – Poverty should not be viewed as normal, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Replying on Thursday to the State of the Nation Address debate, Zuma said freedom must have material meanings to people’s lives.

“We should not get used to the hardships of our people,” he said.

He said the conditions that people lived in should not just be passed by.

“It is not normal, it is a man-made problem. We need to solve it,” he said.

Zuma called for the parties to all agree to fight poverty, inequality and unemployment as it was everyone’s problem.

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