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'SA needs to support NDP'

ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says SA needs to give more support to the NDP.

ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says SA needs to give more support to the NDP. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says government's National Development Plan (NDP) needs buy-in from all South Africans for it to succeed.

Mkhize addressed the Cape Town Press Club on Tuesday.

The NDP is government's long term vision which aims to eliminate poverty by 2030.

Mkhize says there's too much negativity around the initiative.

"My issue about the NDP is that we're having too few people indicating their support for it. But if we were to allow everybody to stand up and criticise the NDP, there'll be no plan left."

Mkhize says the private sector also needs to support the plan.

"We need to be calling on South Africans to come forward and give more support to the NDP."