Monday, June 7, 2010

More Good News from Africa

More good news came out of Africa on Sunday, with South African President Zuma saying that the upcoming World Cup hosted by his country is uniting South Africa.

Zuma spoke in a press conference on Sunday, five days before the tournament opens, and said “The enthusiasm, joy and excitement that has engulfed the entire nation in recent weeks has not been witnessed since president Nelson Mandela was released from prison [in 1990].”

“The explosion of national pride has been a priceless benefit. It’s clear that millions of our people look upon this tournament with hope, pride and sense of belonging.

“The South African flag has become the most popular item on the shopping list of South Africans and this augurs well for our nation-building,” he continued.

The country appears ready to take on the challenge of hosting such a huge and historic event.