Behave at tourney, Zuma urges country

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday called on all South Africans to be on their best behaviour during the four-week 2010 Fifa World Cup.

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday called on all South Africans to be on their best behaviour during the four-week 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Zuma was speaking during a "Prayers for the 2010 Fifa World Cup" tournament held at Zamdela stadium near Sasolburg in the Free State.

"Those who are not good at all times must be good just for four weeks," he said.

Zuma said South Africans should forget about their problems during the tournament and not show visitors that there were problems. He also told the enthusiastic crowd that Bafana Bafana were ready to win the World Cup.

"Bafana Bafana are ready to win the cup. We need the cup to remain here. I believe that they will surprise many," he said.

The president also assured the crowd that South Africa was ready to host a very successful World Cup.

"We have long started preparing for the tournament which is taking place for the first time in our country and on the continent. Many said we would not be able to host the tournament. South Africa has indeed surprised many," the president said.

Zuma earlier visited the house of Zamdela's oldest resident Elizabeth Maloka, who is aged 108. He hugged the old lady before donating a blanket and wheelchair to her.

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