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Zuma advisor says NDP wasn't rejected

Presidential advisor Lindiwe Zulu says the foreign affairs section of the NDP was not rejected.

Presidential advisor Lindiwe Zulu says the foreign affairs section of the NDP was not rejected. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Presidential advisor Lindiwe Zulu on Tuesday denied reports in the_ Business Day_ newspaper that Cabinet rejected the entire foreign affairs section of the National Development Plan (NDP).

The paper said the entire international relations section of the plan had been rewritten.

Zulu said the NDP was a working document and could be changed from time to time.

"It is possible that in the process of developing the document there were maybe things that were left out which the department felt needed more work. But to say it was rejected by Cabinet is incorrect."

The NDP has already been rejected by several unions and has received a cool reception from parts of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Cosatu believes some aspects of the NDP undermine workers rights.

The NDP is government's plan to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.