ZUMA’S RESHUF­FLE WHAT NOW?

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Zeb Lim­popo

Make no mis­take, Ja­cob Zuma, his back­ers and the Gup­tas know what they are do­ing. We have a despot who does not re­gard this coun­try as a con­sti­tu­tional state. It’s us ANC mem­bers who cre­ated this self-serv­ing po­lit­i­cal mafia.

We de­fended him when Thabo Mbeki re­lieved him of his du­ties as deputy pres­i­dent, we de­fended him in a rape trial, we de­fended him in cor­rup­tion charges, we de­fended him in the Nkandla de­ba­cle, we de­fended him in nu­mer­ous public ut­ter­ances that are not be­fit­ting of a head of state.

All this makes him and his cronies think he is un­touch­able. It’s us who in­stilled in him an aura of su­pe­ri­or­ity above the ANC tra­di­tions, cul­ture and constitution, and the Constitution of the repub­lic. What we have done and con­tinue to do is de­vel­op­ing a self-styled dic­ta­tor who can’t think cor­rectly. If he is left alone, he will pro­ceed with reshuf­fles un­til he is left with yes men and women in the ex­ec­u­tive. The deputy pres­i­dent and health min­is­ter might be next. Leanne Western Cape How, in a demo­cratic so­ci­ety, is it al­lowed that the pres­i­dent has au­to­cratic power in cer­tain in­stances? Surely all de­ci­sions should echo democ­racy? So, for ex­am­ple, why is a Cabi­net reshuf­fle not given to the six key play­ers in the gov­ern­ing party plus the pres­i­dent? In that way a demo­cratic vote could be held. It is deeply sad that at the foun­da­tion of our democ­racy is an au­to­cratic process. Lolo Gaut­eng My Pres­i­dent Zuma. Well done. We need rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion, peo­ple need to watch ANN7 and know the truth. Pravin Gord­han and the mi­nor­ity pro­tect the wealth they stole from blacks. We sur­vived dur­ing apartheid with­out the pound. These mi­nori­ties think they are su­pe­rior to blacks. Let them pack their bags and leave. We are behind you Pres­i­dent Zuma. TB Sit­hole Lim­popo I don’t think Par­lia­ment will suc­ceed in the vote of no con­fi­dence be­cause most ANC MPs will vote against the mo­tion be­cause they are AFRAID of Zuma. There­fore, he will sur­vive un­less the whole coun­try can come to a stand­still. Gor­don Payne Gaut­eng In my opin­ion democ­racy has gone out of the win­dow and we are deal­ing with a dic­ta­tor. Fan­nie Kgopa Lim­popo The main pur­pose of the reshuf­fle is to loot. M Ma­davhu Gaut­eng Zuma has destroyed the or­gan­i­sa­tion that peo­ple died for. It’s like he is pos­sessed and can’t think straight. Mongezi Free State The ANC has be­come the African Na­tional Cri­sis. Provinces will be reshuf­fled and given new names while we are asleep. Ketwa Mpumalanga The ANC is not a party for the na­tion any more. Zuma is rul­ing the party as his own com­pany, and I have no­ticed that Gwede Man­tashe also does not un­der­stand his po­si­tion in the or­gan­i­sa­tion or he is scared of Zuma. The re­call­ing of Zuma is long over­due. The ANC must do the right thing and dis­miss or tell Zuma to step down im­me­di­ately if they need the or­gan­i­sa­tion to live. Ce­cil Pien­aar KwaZulu-Natal I was so hop­ing the pres­i­dent was play­ing an (early) April Fools’ on us, but we all know he isn’t good with num­bers. The big­gest non-per­former next to Batha­bile Dlamini is Ja­cob Zuma him­self. Ar­tius Gaut­eng The pres­i­dent chose the right peo­ple and spe­cially in­cluded young peo­ple and also pro­moted women. All those ap­pointed need to be given a chance to show their ca­pa­bil­i­ties; it is too early to judge them. We all need to fo­cus on grow­ing the econ­omy and tackle poverty and un­em­ploy­ment. Mthokozisi Gaut­eng At best, spite and hunger for pop­u­lar­ity are two main rea­sons in my view for the reshuf­fle. Those who were more than jus­ti­fied to be re­moved from their po­si­tions are still where we don’t need them.

Sim­i­lar to the US pres­i­dent, the pres­i­dent of our na­tion sim­ply wants to trend at the ex­pense of our ever-so-frag­ile econ­omy and, sadly, he is re­ceiv­ing the at­ten­tion he craves. Sibu­siso Owen Sikhakhane Gaut­eng I be­lieve that Zuma is tak­ing RSA cit­i­zens for a ride. It’s ob­vi­ous that he is no longer in charge of run­ning our coun­try but that the Gup­tas are pres­i­dents, as de­scribed in the State of Cap­ture re­port. In short, Zuma must fall and the Gup­tas must go. TA Lowe Gaut­eng What bulls**t. If he wanted a black min­is­ter of fi­nance, why did he fire Nhlanhla Nene and what was wrong with Mce­bisi Jonas? It’s a smoke screen. An­gela Lim­popo This reshuf­fle should never have been al­lowed to hap­pen. Zuma should have been re­moved as pres­i­dent long ago. He has been al­lowed to play with our coun­try’s econ­omy and future for too long, he has made South Africa the laugh­ing stock of the world and proved so many peo­ple right that we are head­ing on the same route as Zim­babwe. He came and flushed all the dreams and strug­gles of Nel­son Man­dela and the real ANC down the toi­let. He must go.

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