South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Congratulates Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron honoured

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South African Hollywood actress Charlize Theron who received the World Economic Forum (WEF) Crystal award at the World Economic Forum last night, 22 January. The WEF Crystal award honours artists for their humanitarian work.

President Zuma met with Ms Theron on the sidelines of WEF today, 23 January. She briefed him on the work that she is doing for the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.

"We are proud of our Charlize. She has succeeded in an extremely competitive environment and is a visible and hardworking ambassador for her country. We wish her success in every venture she undertakes. I assured her that South Africans love her and wish her all the best", said President Zuma.

Last year the award went to another South African, Ms Yvonne Chaka Chaka. This has made President Zuma enormously proud.

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