Don't allow people to discredit the country - Zuma

2016-04-27 14:05
Thousands of people gather at the Giyani Stadium for Freedom Day celebrations. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Thousands of people gather at the Giyani Stadium for Freedom Day celebrations. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Giyani - Don't allow people to discredit the country for their own personal gain, President Jacob Zuma said at a Freedom Day rally in Limpopo on Wednesday.

"There are those who have decided to make it their full-time job to deny these achievements of our country, and to rubbish our country locally and abroad. We must not allow them to succeed," said Zuma.

"South Africa is a great country. It is a beautiful country and it has wonderful, remarkable and hard working people. We should all celebrate our collective achievements, and work to correct whatever needs to be corrected as we move towards a more prosperous society."

Zuma was speaking at the Giyani Stadium in Limpopo as part of Freedom Day celebrations on Wednesday. He told thousands gathered there that the government was improving the lives of its citizens and that this should be celebrated.

"Indeed, this country is trying its best to be the best home for all its citizens, especially the poor. We are happy as government that we have the support of the community as we deliver all these programmes. Together we will continue building better communities. Let us work together to build our country and move South Africa forward, together," said Zuma.

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