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.
President Jacob Zuma has been booed as he started to address the main youth day rally in Ventersdorp in the North West.
— SAfm news (@SAfmnews) 16 June 2017
— City Press Online (@City_Press) 16 June 2017
Small group tries to disrupt Pres’s speech, they’ve been removed from the venue.Pres continued with his speech in the commotion #Ventersdorp
— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) 16 June 2017
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.
— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) 16 June 2017
Jacob Zuma has been booed yet again in Ventersdorp. The old fart never learns. Stay away from large gatherings baba! ??? #YouthDay
— Public Protester (@Pasco_e) 16 June 2017