UMLALAZI mayor Matt Magwaza has hailed President Jacob Zuma's ministers for showing "deep-rooted community feelings".
Speaking at Eshowe on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on Friday during the official handing over of 50 houses built by young people for the poor, Magwaza hailed the new crop of ministers.
He said they demonstrated a strong love for their people.
He said the fact that Human Settlement Minister Tokyo Sexwale was in Eshowe proved that the new government cared.
"I must recommend what the new ministers are doing" Magwaza said. "They are demonstrating deep feelings for the people and we take pride in that.
"It is long overdue for people in government to help the poor regardless of their political affiliation. The new crop of ministers deliver services to all in an equitable manner.
"This is the first time we have a caring government. It augurs well for the future.
"We are currently experiencing economic meltdown while at the same time being ravaged by criminal activities that wreak havoc in our societies.
"Taxpayers are killed and this creates more problems for the government.
"I think this is one area that needs to be seriously looked at by the government."