Zuma sweetens relations with fully furnished homes

2010-07-05 12:39

Three newly built two-bedroom houses have been presented to

residents of Sweetwaters informal settlement by President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma, accompanied by Human settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale,

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane and some celebrities, sparked lively cheers

from residents who followed them to sign off the newly built houses in the shack

dominated area in Orange Farm, Vereeniging today.

Zuma handed over keys to their new homes which have running water,

a geyser and tiled floors, before attending a formal handover ceremony at

Sakhisizwe High School.

Zuma was returning to Sweetwaters after his visit to the area in

May when he had expressed shock at the living conditions of its residents.

Zuma and his delegates were led to the new homes by Amaha, a

celebrity organisation supporting the building of homes for poor families and

alleviating other social ills.

The housing project was also supported by the SABC.

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