Thousands of anti-crime letters for Zuma

2010-02-16 10:17

Solidarity plans to deliver 23 000 anti-crime letters to President

Jacob Zuma at Parliament today, the trade union said.

Spokesperson Dirk Hermann said the letters would be delivered in

mailbags and wheelbarrows during Zuma’s response to the debate on his state of

the nation address.

“The trade union initially expected that about 10 000 letters would

be sent in the short time available, but letters have still been flooding in

this morning,” said Hermann.

He said thousands of South Africans sent letters to Zuma via a web

page, email and SMS, asking him to make crime a bigger priority.

“The purpose of Solidarity’s campaign is to show the president that

a large number of South Africans are very serious about crime,” said


The letters was expected to be delivered at the visitors’ entrance

of Parliament in Plein Street.


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