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Zuma’s #YouthDay speech disrupted, “Zuma must fall!”

President Jacob Zuma, Premier Supra Mahumapelo, June 16 National Youth Day at Tshing Sports Ground in Ventersdorp in the North West province
President Jacob Zuma, Premier Supra Mahumapelo, June 16 National Youth Day at Tshing Sports Ground in Ventersdorp in the North West province

President Jacob Zuma’s June 16 National Youth Day speech at Tshing Sports Ground in Ventersdorp in the North West province disrupted by a group of people chanting “Zuma must fall!”, “Zuma must fall!” “Zuma must fall!”

The President was booed as he started to address the crowd in the main Youth Day rally or event in the North West Province of Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

In his speech, the President emphasised among other things, education as a powerful weapon that the youth must use to gain economic freedom.

President Zuma also urged young people to use opportunities provided by government to establish their own businesses. He outlined progress made by Government to empower the youth and promote youth development such as Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), War on Leaks, National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) and other programmes.

At the start of the President’s address, a small group of less than 10 people attempted to disrupt his address but were quickly removed from the venue. They complained about service delivery issues. The provincial government will look into the issues raised.

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