A media statement from the Presidency has revealed that it’ll be a Christmas for kids and Elderly for President Jacob Zuma.
Mr President in the statement wished South Africans a peaceful, joyous, and restful festive season and divulged that he’ll be engaged in activities promoting youth development, care and support for senior citizens over the holiday period.
The Presidency related that Mr Zuma do spend every festive season in his home village of Nkandla, and would do the same this year.
Among other things, Mr President will host the Jacob Zuma RDP Education Trust senior citizens’ Christmas party on December 27 at Mnyakanya Secondary School sports ground in Nkandla.
After that, he’ll host the Jacob Zuma RDP Education Trust youth and children Christmas party at Nkandla.
Meanwhile, government urged all citizens to take the necessary precautions to have a safe holiday experience.
“The December period is known for an increase in road travel. Road-users are urged to exercise caution, ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and obey speed limits, amongst the other traffic rules.
“Road accidents take a massive toll on society and government calls on road users including pedestrians to be more vigilant as the festive season approaches,” charged the government.
Donald Liphoko, the Acting GCIS (Government Communication and Information System) Director-General stressed that road safety is a responsibility of every South African.
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“If a person is intoxicated, he or she must not get behind the wheel but should make alternative arrangements for transport. The cost of road accidents to our economy is R142, 95 billion, each life lost is priceless…,” he said.
Also, government appealed to parents and guardians to ensure the safety of their children and be aware of their movements. Many families will be gathering at beaches, dams and swimming pools and we urge parents and guardians to always supervise children, begged the government.