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Zuma assures Alex, they will be heard

The township of Alexandra has voiced its grievances on RDP housing with the Jacob Zuma.

President Zuma sings the president’s song “Umshini Wami”. Picture: GCIS.

Zuma received a rousing welcome from residents, gathered at a stadium in the township, north of Johannesburg.

The slow issuing of title deeds and RDP houses has been an ongoing problem in the township, which is observes its centenary this year.

Zuma spent 20 minutes walking around the stadium greeting the hundreds of people attending the event.

After chanting his name, the residents broke into song, singing the president's song "Umshini Wami".

They observed a moment of silence in memory of the leaders that contributed to the upliftment of the country.

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane also attended, with several cabinet ministers including Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Zuma also called for a national "moral regeneration campaign", saying the country's international reputation has taken a knock.

The president criticised the mineworkers in Marikana for abandoning their unions during a six week strike.

The violent strike made international headlines when 34 mine workers were shot and killed during a stand-off with police.

Zuma said South Africans need to discuss whether there has been a decay in morals.

"We must promote our national pride, as we do not want the world to develop the wrong impression about the South African people."

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