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Zuma to visit Burundi

2011-08-10 17:00

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will depart for Burundi on Wednesday for a state visit, his spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

"South Africa believes the time has come to work more closely with Burundi in the country's post-conflict reconstruction and development," Maharaj said

Memorandums of understandings of existing relations in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, trade and investment, higher education and defence, will be signed.

A business delegation accompanying Zuma, included International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Thandi Tobias-Pokolo.

Comments
  • Anonymus - 2011-08-10 17:14

    zooooooooooooooooooooma you tool ;P

  • Grant - 2011-08-10 17:32

    For Pete's sake...How about looking after the "reconstruction and development" of the country that pays your exorbitant and mostly unearned wages first!!!

      Uthando - 2011-08-10 17:40

      This guy is out of the country more than he's in it. WTF?! Zuma, please stop with the holiday retreats & do the right thing by the country you think you're "leading"; Give us answers (or thoughts) about the corrupt leases, Malema & his Botswana utterances, the drug dealer, nationalisation & land re-distribution, FFS!

      Dominic - 2011-08-10 18:24

      Too many tricky things to deal with here. Our president is in exile.

  • R.I.P - 2011-08-10 17:36

    Please do not forget, zumas son and of course juju.

      tryanything - 2011-08-10 17:55

      Another distraction

  • TRiP - 2011-08-10 17:53

    Zuma has more experience in getting married than he has with running a country

  • pugwash - 2011-08-10 17:54

    Why dont you stay in blooody Burundi? You do nothing here!!!

  • Mundu - 2011-08-10 17:58

    Burundi offers us stuff all. It's just another joy ride to a zot country, where he's hoping to get some horizantal refreshment from the locals.

  • george60 - 2011-08-10 18:02

    Hope they go by army Casper? OR ask your bossboy Julius to setup a taxi route to mid Africa, will be much cheaper ?

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-10 18:10

    Why don't Jacob stay at home for once and fix the ANC's mess? Ah,too nice to travel with 5 wife's on the taxpayer's money! No wonder Julius run's the country into the ground with the comrades! Absolutely pathetic!

      Mundu - 2011-08-10 19:58

      Yeah, doesn't he need to finish reading the report on Cele's corruption and do something about that rather than dicking around in broken down country like Burundi?

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-10 18:40

    Anything to escape the public protector's probing finger.

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-08-10 22:45

    How many chances does Cele need to response to some sh*t. Public Protector gave him a chance with her 1st draft, now the Police Minister and our "pilot" Pres each gave him nog a kans! Predictable delaying tactics. Only the DA can save us from nog another presidential impotence!

  • Podgette - 2011-08-11 07:07

    ZUMA - STOP FLIPPEN GALIVANTING ALL OVER THE WORLD. SORT OUT THE PROBLEMS AT HOME. YOUR LITTLE EXCURSIONS COULD FEED A COUPLE OF FAMILIES FOR A GOOD WHILE! IDIOT!! And yes, I am shouting!

      AndrewM39@24.com - 2011-08-11 07:15

      The reason he leaves the country all the time is because he is just ineffective and does not have the respect his people. Whereas in other countries he is received as the President of RSA.

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