Enough is enough. Zuma must fall
Louise Western Cape olela Mangcu, please don’t lump all white people together. I, for one, think we can do better than Zuma. I am angry beyond belief and heartsore to see a once proud liberation movement reduced to dust.
XHedzane Mpumalanga lease get rid of this MONSTER. We cannot allow this beast to bring our country to its knees.
PEdward Limpopo y biggest problem is that I don’t understand why we still have more than 62% of the population voting for the ANC. I, for one, sleep very peacefully at night because I have never voted for Zuma’s ANC.
MTshepileng Soweto, Gauteng is ANC people, ANC Cabinet ministers and civil servants are all scared of him, of losing their pay cheques, big contracts, tenders and even their lives. But we, the hungry people on the ground, we can remove Zuma and all his stooges before February. Come on South Africans, let us remove them.
HMolomo Limpopo ur people must put pressure on the ANC to oust Zuma. They can do this by not voting for the ANC.
OM Hester via SMS olela Mangcu’s article on Sunday made me want to cry. It was eloquent and heartfelt. I don’t know why we don’t hold Zuma and other poor leaders to account. Probably because the ANC has become what Mangcu says it is, and its members possibly hope that things are not as bad as they seem, that in such a short time after democracy people would still hold to the noble ideals of the struggle.
But Mangcu is wrong when he says: “White people seem to think [that Zuma is the best we can be].” I am white. I don’t think so. In fact, I am sure of the contrary. I wish I knew what to do to help. White people who are not racists are in a difficult position: how to criticise without looking ungrateful and high-handed? Hundreds of thousands of us, I am sure, want change for the better.
XDianne Morran Eastern Cape here are plenty of good, honest people of integrity in the ANC. They just need to find their courage, and stand up and be counted. They found the courage to save South Africa before. They can find it again.
TJay Kganyago Limpopo he now ideologically, morally and politically inept ANC is ruining the country, and Zuma just happens to be the fool in the middle of it all.
TNoxolisa Eastern Cape y problem revolves around the ANC guys who continue to let Zuma get away with things. Come on people, wake up and smell the coffee. What more are you waiting for? Please recall that man.
MFanie Kgopa Limpopo ’m deeply hurt by our president. He must resign now. We need to give our investors hope again. Ramaphosa can take over until Zuma’s term of office is over. We’ve had enough with such jokes.
IKubheka Gauteng have had ENOUGH. South Africa is my home.
South Africa is my ONLY home and yet I feel so helpless as this man’s greed and arrogance continues to destroy what was once a proud, emerging nation.
Can someone please tell me what legitimately needs to be done at this stage to get rid of Zuma?
I will be on board faster than the speed of lightning.
INelis Kruger Western Cape hite people certainly do NOT think Zuma is “the best we can do”. But white people have been warning against Zuma for a long time. White people’s criticism is always cut off on account of being “racist”.
At last, black people are starting to realise the damage Zuma is doing. Thinking black people can always rely on thinking white people to join in the fight against corruption and incompetence.
But only black people can vote out the skeleton of the ANC that is sucking EVERYONE in this country dry.
WKhomi Gauteng uma has been bewitched. We need to get rid of him a.s.a.p. The ANC has failed the country, after we trusted them with our blood. Ramaphosa, Gwede, Mashatile, Phosa, why are you folding your arms when your country needs you?
ZMacanda Eastern Cape uma is Ali Baba and the rest are the 40 thieves. The leadership in the ANC is gone.
ZSimba Dziwa Gauteng our writer Xolela Mangcu seems obsessively concerned about what “white” people think about Zuma. I am not sure why this is so. Zuma was elected by national Parliament and not directly by the voters. One can argue though that by voting for the ANC, the people voted for Zuma. The reality is that the party list system underpinning our electoral system is flawed. It’s not surprising that the outcome for the president is more about other party interests than national interests.
YTK Thekiso Free State hank you for an article that articulates so well our sadness, despair and disbelief – as well as calls us out on the fact that Zuma is in power because we leave him there. What a travesty, indeed.
The love and the loyalty South Africans have for the ANC is giving Zuma and his cronies leverage to loot and plunder, but I am not going to turn my back on the organisation of OR Tambo. Their time is almost up.
TSthembiso Madela KwaZulu-Natal his is tyranny and thoughtlessness of the highest order by the president. As an ANC member, I am throwing in the towel. You can’t run a democratic country like your fiefdom. He must be recalled as of yesterday.
Since taking over, he has dropped the bar several notches lower. The next president will find the job very easy as the standards will be very low.
TLoqo Eastern Cape resident Jacob Zuma doesn’t put the interest of the country first. Each and every decision he takes is about himself and, most of the time, his decisions are self-centred.
PMdu Thabethe Gauteng he president was wrong. Period. I feel it in my house. My wife is sick and hospitalised because of that wrong decision.
TJoseph Gauteng uma has surrounded himself with empty-headed, corrupt souls, taking any opportunity to loot. He is also in alliance with the educated through unions like Sadtu. The majority of our voters are also politically illiterate.
ZLynne via SMS s a 54-year-old white person, I really object to your portrayal of white racists rejoicing in the downfall of our country. My family has been in Africa for 350 years, so this is my home too.
I feel gutted that Zuma is leading us all off a cliff. I would far rather we all succeed than take a petty view on black failure. We all need a growing SA. Whether black or white, we are all in the same disastrous boat, all thanks to Zuma.
AEna Ryder KwaZulu–Natal t is just very sad. Mbeki was replaced for nothing and this man is allowed to ruin our country, our economy. Please, ANC stalwarts, stand up and remove him. Bad things happen when GOOD men/women do nothing. God bless South Africa. It is terrifying.