Hammanskraal senior resident Evelin Malemela met President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday and gave him a pat on the head and a kiss. ~ Karabo Ngoepe
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma was given a pat on the head and a kiss as Hammanskraal senior resident Evelin Malemela, 76, appealed to him to assist with job creation for the youth.
"Mr Zuma, I'm glad you came to see us and we are glad we have houses, but we don't have tarred roads and the youth don't work," she said.
"Please create work opportunities for our children."
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Malemela was excited to see the ANC leadership, who were doing door-to-door campaigning, entering her house. She dished out kisses and hugs for those there.
She then patted Zuma on the head, along with some members of his security detail, much to the amusement of the people gathered in her yard.
While addressing Zuma, she said the government had given them food and clothes, but urged him to do more.
"Our children have finished school and they are sending CVs, but they are not finding jobs. With the money I get for my grants I can provide for my family, but I don't have anyone helping me because my child doesn't work," she said.
Malemela told Zuma that children should never have to depend on their parents once completing their school.
"I can console myself with my grant because I have reached the end of my life," she said.
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