Zuma's speech pretty dismal: Mazibuko

2014-02-13 22:11
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Johannesburg - DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko described President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address as "pretty dismal" on Thursday.

"He tried to ride on the coat tails of his predecessors. Yes, we acknowledge that South Africa is a better place to live in, but is it better than 2009 when [Zuma took office]?"

Mazibuko claimed Zuma had reversed the gains made by his predecessors, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.

She said he had found "creative ways" to piggy-back off them.

Under Zuma 1.4 million fewer people had jobs.

Mazibuko said this could not be called a success.

"It was pretty dismal," she said, referring to his speech.

- SAPA
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