Zuma failed to look at the good - DA

2013-06-21 20:06
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma failed to acknowledge the good when he visited Hout Bay's Imizamo Yethu informal settlement on Friday, the DA said.

He overlooked all the new schools, hospitals, youth and community centres, drug rehab centres and libraries which the DA had built to better the lives of the poor, party spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said in a statement.

He said Zuma's visit was nothing but political posturing.

"Instead of visiting areas of our country which are facing serious delivery challenges, the president chose to visit and criticise the province and metro with the best service delivery record in South Africa," Maimane said.

He said Zuma had failed to fix problems in ANC-led provinces.

"[H]e should be holding his own party to account for the failure to deliver textbooks in Limpopo or for the terrible conditions in the Eastern Cape, where families are living without water or sanitation."

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said the visit to Hout Bay, Manenberg and Gugulethu was part of the president's campaign for the 2014 elections, now 10 months away.

It was expected to see a concerted ANC drive to reclaim votes in the Western Cape.

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