President Jacob Zuma says the construction of the Dumisane Makhaye Drive in Durban is part of government’s infrastructure investment efforts aimed at stimulating economic growth.

He officially opened the road, named after the late ANC leader and former MEC in KwaZulu-Natal, Dumisani Makhaye.

It links areas such as KwaMashu, Claremont and Pinetown.

Zuma says the road will not only make life easier for communities but will also stimulate economic growth.

“The completion of this award winning road infrastructure project is an epitome of service delivery excellence by the ANC lead government. The Dumisane Makhaye drive will add to our infrastructure development programme across the country, thus improving the life of our people while it created the much needed jobs and contributed to the growth of our economy. The road is a clear demonstration of our government’s commitment to deliver strategic infrastructure that will transform our economy, create jobs and stimulate further opportunities for growth.”