There’s nothing that says welcome to a South African in a friendlier (and louder) manner than a vuvuzela…so the Jamaicans proudly brought out their vuvuzelas when South African President Jacob Zuma attended part of their year-long 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Members of the crowd blowing Vuvuzelas during the Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebrations.
During his visit to Kingston this week the President and his wife Mrs Nompumelelo Zuma were also taken on a guided tour of the Bob Marley Museum. No visit to Jamaica would be complete without it. They also met with the late reggae star’s widow Rita Marley…who presented them with gifts of hats (see below).
The President’s Jamaican trip was upon the invitation of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, and whilst he was there the two parties also held bilateral discussions.
According to ThePresidency, “Jamaica is an important member of the African Diaspora and South Africa recognises especially the role played by Jamaica in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. South Africa is proud to celebrate Jamaica’s achievements as an independent, stable and constitutional parliamentary democracy.”
President Zuma greeted Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen while his Spouse Lady Allen and Mrs Nompumelelo Zuma looked on during the 50th celebrations of Jamaica’s Independence.
President Zuma and his wife Mrs Nompumelelo Zuma receive gifts of hats from Rita Marley widow of the late Bob Marley during a guided tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingstone during his official visit to Jamaica.
President Zuma with Minister Chabane during a guided tour of the Bob Marley Museum by Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna (in yellow) in Kingstone during his official visit to Jamaica.
President Zuma met leader of the Jamaica Labour Party Mr A Holness (MP) at the Peasus Hotel during his official visit to Jamaica.