Has SA done enough?

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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.

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