Zuma: Govt serves SA’s citizens

Jacob Zuma told Parliament that service delivery would remain a top priority.

Jacob Zuma told Parliament that service delivery will remain a top priority for government. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma spoke about service delivery in his response to the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate saying that it remains a top priority for government.

Zuma was this morning addressing Parliament.

"We want government to deliver services faster and more efficiently. More importantly, we want members of the public seeking services to be treated with respect, patience, understanding and courtesy."

Zuma broadly sketched his administration's plans on Tuesday.

He said government officials needed to remember they serve the country's citizens.

The 2014 Fifa World Cup also featured in Zuma's response.

Zuma told Parliament that sports development was a primary focus area for next five years.

He said the government and the nation needed to invest in school sports to ensure South Africa was able to compete on the international stage.

"I wish the Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has been watching what is happening in Brazil. The standard is very high. As a result no-one can predict who will win the World Cup."

Zuma also reiterated the National Development Plan which outlines a society free of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

He says this society was achievable if people worked together.