Zuma's speech adequate - ANC

2014-06-18 05:00
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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has adequately detailed the main areas of focus for the next five years in his State of the Nation address, ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday night.

"The speech was adequately detailed. He focused on the main things," he said after Zuma's address in Parliament.

Mkhize said Zuma focused on economic growth, rebuilding local government, and the unrest in the mining industry.

"He spoke about getting involved to stabilise the labour front, and on getting more investments," said Mkhize.

"He spoke of rebuilding local government where there is corruption. The speech has taken care of all of this."

Asked why Zuma did not mention Marikana, Mkhize said he had already addressed it in the past and that it was one of many areas of concern.

However, the African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe said Zuma’s address was full of promise, but lacking in substance.

In his speech, Zuma "repeated a number of promises he has made before".

Zuma needed to convince the public that government could deliver on such promises, but its track record indicated this was unlikely, Meshoe said.

Regarding Zuma's words on support for municipalities, Meshoe said a plan of action was needed rather than "support, support, support."

"Support means throwing money at the problem."

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