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Zuma to visit delivery hotspots

2009-08-05 08:10

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has vowed to visit all areas in the country plagued by service delivery problems and protests, SABC news reported on Tuesday.

The government might have to "reprioritise" some of its programmes as a result of recent service delivery protests, he said after visiting Balfour in Mpumalanga.

Several government buildings and shops belonging to foreign nationals were burnt down during protests in the area last month.

"Places like Balfour, which seem to be very remote, that's the places I'm going to be going to, unannounced, all the time, to get to know what are the problems, why didn't we deliver certain things," Zuma said.

While warning against violence and crime during protests, he said residents' concerns were valid and he would raise some of their problems with relevant Cabinet ministers.

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