Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Zille slams government over children dying from starvation

By Lelethu Mquqo
30 November 2011

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has slammed a number of government and provincial departments following the deaths of four children who died of hunger and exposure in Verdwaal in North West.

Writing in her weekly newsletter, Zille was particularly hard on the Department of Social Development.

She says the department spent millions on mainly unnecessary traveling, while children died of hunger and lack of services.

Zille was referring to an incident in which four children, aged two, six, seven and nine, tried to walk more than 10 kilometers in heat of more than 40 degrees in an effort to find food.

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