Thousands attend Zuma Christmas party

2009-12-29 10:08


Thousands of people on Tuesday were attending the annual Christmas

party for orphans and vulnerable children organised by President Jacob Zuma’s

education trust.

The party, dubbed “a mother” of all Christmas parties, was attended

by political bigwigs including Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini, Cosatu general

secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize and a number of


It was held at Zuma’s home town of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.

Zuma, who founded the trust in 1995 when he was still KwaZulu-Natal

MEC for economic development, was expected to deliver the keynote address.

The trust had educated more than 20,000 underprivileged children

since its inception in 1995.

The party was held in a big tent erected at the Mnyakanya High

School sports ground, just a stone’s throw away from Zuma’s Nkandla


A number of local and national musical bands provided


The SA National Defence Force, of which Zuma is commander in chief,

was there to promote careers in the military.


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