Zuma: Capetonians have their say
Cape Town - News24 took to the streets of the Mother City to find out what Capetonians expected from President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address due to be delivered on Thursday evening. Here’s what they had to say:
Garioenise Spannenberg (33), Flower seller
We would like
[Jacob Zuma] to tackle lots of thing. We don’t even know where to begin.
People are out of jobs. We want black, white and coloured people to be
equalised for jobs. We also want improved conditions for small
Zoliwe Mayekiso (42), sells Big Issue
I want him to look at jobs and housing.
Dean Bierstêker (36), business owner
I don’t really expect
anything tonight. My world is carrying on as normal. As far as I’m
concerned we don’t even have a government.
Ralph Klein (61), unemployed
I want him to talk about Jesus.
If our government can serve Jesus, we will have a better country and all
the problems will get solved.
David Martin (28), graphic designer
I want to hear about the issue of corruption. How are they going to tackle it?
Ethel Prinsloo (67), retired parliament employee
I would really love to hear about drugs and how he is tackling the issue of drug lords coming into cities.
I would also want him to focus on pensioners who are poor and how they can be looked after.
Patricia Sopitshi (41), works at a college
I want him to tackle the problem with housing and look at welfare issues.
Fadwah Sasman (37), flower seller
The cost of living is
going up and government expenses are going up. They [the government] are
using the money for luxuries. Money [spent on government housing]
should be spent otherwise.