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President Zuma to visit Russia

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, left, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shake hands during the official family photo at the G20 Summit Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Toronto. (Getty Images)

July 29, 2010

(KATAKAMI / IOL.CO.ZA)  President Jacob Zuma will pay an official visit to Russia from August 4 to 6, the international relations and co-operation department said on Thursday.

The visit follows an invitation by Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev, the department said in a statement.

A bilateral meeting between the two presidents would be held in Sochi on August 5

South Africans real stars of World Cup: Zuma

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South African President Jacob Zuma, left, and FIFA president Sepp Blatter, right, wait to present the bronze medal to Germany, during the medals ceremony following the World Cup third-place soccer match between Germany and Uruguay at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Getty)

July 11, 2010

(KATAKAMI / WEBINDIA123.COM)  On the eve of the final South African President Jacob Zuma praised South Africans as the real “stars and champions” of Africa’s first World Cup.

“When we won the rights to host the World Cup, we knew that working together we would be able to succeed. However, what has happened so far, has exceeded our expectations,” Zuma said in a statement Saturday evening.

“That is because of the role played by our people, the South Africans. They are the stars and champions of this tournament,” he said.

Zuma thanked South Africans “for putting the country first” by continuing to show massive support for the tournament, turning up to games in droves, even after the national team were knocked out in the first round.

“Let us keep celebrating, let the vuvuzelas keep blowing and let the football festival continue at Soccer City and the fan parks until the final whistle,” he urged, while also telling South Africans to give themselves “a pat on the back for a job well done so far.”