Zuma must go first
PM Pilane North West resident Zuma himself is incompetent as the head of state. He also appoints incompetent and corrupt officials and ministers into top positions (he dislikes competent and ethical performers). There is impunity in his administration, patronage and graft in which he is complicit, transgressions (no rule of law applies to him) and corruption – all because of him. He must also go, because he is actually the cause of the rot. Benny Gauteng ANC policies should’ve been implemented a long time ago. Broad-based black economic empowerment must be enforced strongly. Fire ministers and all directors-general (DGs). Banyana Gauteng I think it’s just another strategy for Zuma to get rid of those who go against him. The first minister to be fired will be Pravin Gordhan. Matjie Limpopo I agree that those, in all spheres of government, who are not implementing the mandate must be fired even in the organisation, because the purpose is service delivery to the people. Why should they hold office while tarnishing the image of the ANC? Thokozani Mbatha KwaZulu-Natal I totally agree. Why waste money and time on making policies that are not going to be implemented? If people were supposed to implement policy and they did not, that means they failed to do their jobs. Let them face consequences. Can you imagine having a law enforcer who does not enforce the law? Sifiso Ngubeni Mpumalanga Whenever he fires the ministers, he too must step down because he has also failed to do good for the country. Giepie Smit Western Cape It is not a matter of hire and fire. And I think a lot of people will agree with me that we don’t mind the ANC being in charge. It is just a matter of NOT putting somebody in charge of a portfolio who knows somebody for the sake of a big salary. Somebody with the right qualifications and with the right know-how must be put in charge of a portfolio so that all of South Africa’s people can benefit. That is what will influence our next vote. Abel Matebula Gauteng I strongly recommend that it’s high time the president cracked the whip and fired ministers and DGs who are detractors of the policies of the government which makes our people lose trust in the government. Shaun Gauteng The first one to be fired is Zuma himself. This feeble eleventh-hour attempt by Zuma to shift the focus from his own gross “mismanagement” of his own party and blaming his own appointed ministers is far too late and comes long after his own sell-by date has expired. It is a shame that he is still allowed to destroy the promising future we had, which his predecessors and, most specifically, Madiba set in motion. What a rotting carcass he leaves for all South Africans, and especially his own voters and supporters. The ANC is not blind, but is fearful of Zuma’s classic Mugabe-style threats to each party individual. Do the right thing. Unseat South Africa’s Mugabe. We still have a shot at being the nation Mandela dreamed of. Stephen Palos Gauteng A fish rots first from its head. Pedro Free State They should be fired and the president should also step down because none of them implements ANC policies. It’s time for new leadership to take the ANC back to the people.