CityPress - - Voices - Hlokomelo Mabo­gale Or­lando East Top on­line talk­ing points

There are three things that can­not be hid­den for long: the sun, the moon and the truth. Th­ese are the words of Bud­dha. Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma should be made to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion that have been thrown at him. Hav­ing peo­ple pro­tect him, what­ever the cost, will mean he is seen not as one of our great lead­ers, but as a man who is afraid to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for his ac­tions.

It might cur­rently seem that Zuma’s sol­diers are help­ing so they can be seen as be­ing be­hind him, but the truth that can’t be hid­den for­ever is that they are killing four birds with one stone: their dig­nity, Pres­i­dent Zuma, the ANC and, most im­por­tantly, South Africa.

In­deed, when the num­ber one cit­i­zen does not re­spect the in­sti­tu­tion that is the brain­child of his own or­gan­i­sa­tion, who will re­spect it?

His ac­tions should set an ex­am­ple and let it be known that the ANC re­ally wants a clean and ac­count­able gov­ern­ment.

It is ob­vi­ous that lead­ers in the ANC know where their bread is but­tered, but the na­tion wants lead­ers who set an ex­am­ple.

So Pres­i­dent Zuma, clean up your act first so that it is not ironic when you talk about ac­count­abil­ity and a South Africa with­out cor­rup­tion.

Run­ning away from your prob­lems is a marathon that no one can ever win. WORLD AT WAR

Fi­bre­glass sculp­tures cre­ated by Pales­tinian sculp­tor Eyad Sab­bah for the peo­ple af­fected by Is­raeli strikes in


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