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Zukile Majova and Namhla Tshisela

Zukile Majova and Namhla Tshisela

President Jacob Zuma has committed himself and his government to "working hard" to improve the lives of township residents.

He also promised to set up a toll-free hotline to his office where people can report corruption and register complaints about the pace of service delivery.

During his visit to various parts of Soweto yesterday, Zuma said people should be able to reach the Presidency "timeously to raise issues and alert us to any problems or development needs".

Thanking residents for returning the ANC to power, the president said his government would "work tirelessly to change the face of townships in our country".

He told residents that 800000 more people voted for the ANC in last month's elections than in 2004.

Zuma said his government would serve all citizens regardless of whether they voted for the ANC or not.

"When we look at our Cabinet we see South Africa. It underscores our vision of a South Africa that belongs to all who live in it, black and white, young and old, urban and rural."

He said he wiould ensure that voting was no longer a blank cheque for politicians to do as they please until the next elections.

In Alexandra, Zuma said "on the eve of Africa Day celebrations" residents should root out xenophobia and other social ills that led to the outbreak of anti-foreigner violence last year.

He said Alexandra, known for its contributions in the liberation struggle, including the famous bus boycott of 1950s, should now lead in the fight against crime.

Zuma officially opened the R1,3billion Alexandra Renewal Project and promised that the project would continue beyond 2010.

Developers estimate that about R1,7billion over the next three years will be needed to complete the project.

Earlier, Zuma paid tribute to "the pioneering spirit of Richard Maponya who has shown the way for black business that it is prudent to invest in our townships".


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