Zuma delivers early Christmas presents to the elderly

2015-12-15 18:44
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: AFP)

President Jacob Zuma (Picture: AFP)

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Johannesburg – Christmas came early for elderly citizens of Lodewyk P Spies Home in Pretoria on Tuesday when President Jacob Zuma handed over gifts during a visit.

Zuma was visiting the old age home in Eersterust for the second time this year.

Addressing a packed hall, Zuma said he had fulfilled his promises to refurbish the home and ensure it had standard equipment which the elderly needed.

The social development department had pledged its support for the home's 96 elderly residents.

It had delivered linen and office furniture, installed water basins, painted the home and replaced broken fixtures. The leaking roof was also fixed and a wall was erected for security.

“During my visit nine months ago, we also committed to assist some older citizens to narrate their stories which have been published [in a booklet]," said Zuma. Eight stories of people from the centre were included.

Resident Alice Ndhlovu said she was overjoyed to see the president.

She felt happy that Zuma had fulfilled his promise to the home and said she would vote for the African National Congress in the next local government elections.

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