Zuma hosts Christmas party for seniors

2014-12-27 17:21

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Saturday hosted a Christmas party for senior citizens at Nkandla, the presidency says.

The party hosted more than 5 000 senior citizens from Nkandla and the surrounding areas including Ladysmith and Port Shepstone, spokesperson Zanele Mngadi said in a statement.

"President Zuma handed the senior citizens Christmas gifts that included blankets, food packages and a Christmas cake, while a variety of their favourite music artists successively shared the stage," she said.

Zuma said he was delighted to show love and compassion for senior citizens.

"We remind them that they are very important and that from them we learn many things everyday. They are important resources of the history of their families and that of the nation," he said.

The party, which is in its tenth year, was held at Mnyakanya High School.

Zuma was accompanied by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her deputy Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for health Sibongiseni Dlomo, Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Cyril Xaba and Ethekwini Mayor James Nxumalo.

Read more on:    bathabile dlamini  |  jacob zuma  |  pietermaritzburg

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.