Has SA done enough?
MP Leseyane Gauteng President Jacob Zuma will not follow the recommendations of the State of Capture report because he is fully implicated in almost all the areas mentioned in the report. In fact, he has every reason to resign. P N’wabvenula Limpopo No. South Africa has not done enough to push back on state capture because President Zuma and some of his ministers have allegedly been captured by the Guptas. If indeed they are in the pockets of the Guptas, a Mafia state is in the making in South Africa. Mokgale Smmola Limpopo President Zuma is reluctant to follow the recommendations of the Public Protector because he wants to make sure the person leading the commission is appointed by himself to ensure a favourable outcome of the state capture investigations. Just look at the current Public Protector, who is unashamedly there to protect the president. The DA saw this, but it was ignored. Nana Gauteng South Africa has done a lot to push back on state capture, but much still needs to be done. Actually, the “pushing” will never be enough. It is not an event, but a perpetual, tenacious and relentless exercise that should continue into future generations. No matter how regimes may change, it is an essential paradigm that must be sacred if this nation is to stand toe to toe with the civilised nations of the world. Mike Panagos Gauteng Dear Ferial Haffajee, thank the Lord we still have journalists like you. And thank the Lord we have people like ministers Gordhan, Nene and Jonas. Sadly, having recently read books such as The Fear by Peter Godwin, The State of Africa by Martin Meredith, The Shackled Continent by Robert Guest and How Long Will South Africa Survive? by RW Johnson, South Africa fits the theme in all these books perfectly. We have a dictator at the helm and the state is rotten to the core. Mncedisi Kupiso Gauteng As South Africans, we must support Save SA’s call for Zuma to step down. We must also call on the companies we work for to give us time as workers to go and support Save SA. We must buy T-shirts for Save SA and wear them every Friday until Zuma and the ANC feel the heat. Maxwell KwaZulu-Natal South Africa has had four heads of state – Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe and Zuma. With Mandela and Motlanthe, there’s no public blot on their records. With Mbeki, he did not provide sick citizens with ARVs because of his HIV/Aids denialism, but that is in the public domain. With Zuma, he began with Shaik, then 783 corruption charges, a rape case, Nkandlagate and Nenegate. He has denied them all. With the State of Capture report, it is the same modus operandi – shift blame, it is others who are wrong, not him. He is swimming in filth, yet, according to him, he is not – it is others who say he is.