Mbeki impressed with progress at Bafokeng stadium

President Thabo Mbeki has expressed his satisfaction with the upgrading of the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg for the Soccer World Cup, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported on Saturday.

Mbeki, who was on a two-day imbizo in the Bojanala municipality, visited some of the 2010 projects.

Mbeki would continue with his imbizo on Sunday, and is expected to undertake a door-to-door campaign in Lerome, a village in the Moses Kotane municipality, and address the community at the Mogwase Stadium.

Earlier, North West Premier Edna Molewa vowed the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace would be completed by the end of 2008.

Molewa was speaking at the imbizo with Mbeki and several other ministers in Rustenburg.

She outlined a detailed programme on the readiness of Rustenburg for the Soccer World Cup and next year’s Confederation Cup.

She said over R500-million would be spent on upgrading national roads to Rustenburg and local roads leading to the stadium. – Sapa

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