Should JZ explain his actions to us?
Ndoda Ezwell Mdau via SMS It
is the prerogative of the president to use the powers that are given to him fruitfully and to the benefit of the republic while he executes his duties. He also has an obligation to ensure that the country remains intact. Johannes via SMS Zuma
doesn’t owe us an explanation, but when he makes stupid decisions, then we must hold him accountable. Lefika Atteridgeville, Gauteng Zuma
owes us an explanation. Unfortunately, they are all scared of him. He acts like a Mickey Mouse. Khahliso Moshesha via SMS The
answer is a definite yes. But more importantly, it is the prerogative of any elected “leadership” not to make any confusing decisions that affect citizens negatively.
What is most unfortunate is the silence of those selfappointed advocates of “black” people, in the form of the “ANC”, when a black person, even among their own ranks, is disrespected. In this country, so far, every finance minister has been treated with respect, until an “independent” black person was elected to that position. In his own words, the president claims no one person can affect the “markets”. He left out the word ‘black’, but the insinuation is clear to everybody, except his colleagues in the ANC. Why reverse a decision if it was not “bad”? Peter Doble via SMS Aquestion
for all SA voters. Is JZ presiding over a) an autocracy b) a plutocracy or c) a kleptocracy? Whatever the answer, individual politicians must be more accountable to their constituents. That’s true democracy. Thembekile Pretoria, Gauteng South
Africa does not belong to Zuma and so he most certainly owes South Africans an explanation. My main concern at the moment, though, is whether Zuma is in the first stages of dementia and whether we are just failing to see it. Zuma must just fall. Justice Mudau via SMS Zuma
owes us an explanation if a decision he makes has an impact on us. He doesn’t own South Africa; he’s just a leader. He can’t make decisions without an explanation. Olehile Pretoria, Gauteng Zuma
does owe the nation an explanation for the decisions he makes and must necessarily be fully accountable for the consequences of his decisions. To have it any other way is to hand the country over to a kleptocracy acting in concert with dark forces interested in anything but the best interests of this nation. Trevor Bonginkosi Sibuyi Dumfries, Limpopo Thumbs
up to Zuma. A wise man always changes his mind. But this country is in need of higher skills and leadership. We want to see a rapid change in government structure and general institutional practice. Give this country a new president before it is too late. Mala via SMS Yes
he does. He is actually a public servant. As are all politicians. Bantu Lamani via SMS He
owes us an explanation as tax-paying citizens of this country. His main key performance area is constant and honest communication to the citizens. If he fails to do that, he must fall. Nomalungelo Mngwengwe Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Yes,
Zuma owes South Africa an explanation. He might happen to be the president, but he needs to explain his decisions. He was chosen by the people. We are awaiting his explanation. We can’t stand for an autocratic president in South Africa. If he fails to explain his decisions, he must fall.
President Jacob Zuma