President Jacob Zuma has emphasised the importance of caring for and protecting elderly people. He was speaking at the annual Christmas party organised by the Jacob G. Zuma Foundation at Nkandla in the northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Senior citizens, some as old as 107 received their Christmas presents from the President.

It was a day filled with joy and excitement as the elderly received their Christmas presents including groceries and blankets. This year, the foundation marks its 20th anniversary.

Speaking at the function, President Zuma called on South Africans to care for and protect elderly people. The elderly were excited to receive their Christmas presents from the President. They went home with groceries and blankets.

Meanwhile, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has re-iterated that the payment of social grants will not be interrupted with the new agreement signed by the South African Social Security Agency (Sasa) and the South African Post Office.

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