masabahouse (masabahouse) wrote,

Give S. Africa a chance to host the world cup…

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma dismissed on Wednesday fears of any attack at the World Cup later this year, promising South Africa would host a safe competition which would leave a legacy of economic development.

Gunmen attacked Togo's soccer squad at the African Cup of Nations earlier this month, killing two members of the delegation and raising questions over security at the world's biggest single-sport event in South Africa in June and July.

But Zuma said it would be wrong to compare security in his country with Angola, which he said had "just emerged from war" and was four hours' flight time from South Africa.

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