ZUMA’S RESHUFFLE WHAT NOW?
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.