ZUMA AL­LOWED ROT

Sunday World - - Sunday Forum - Lumka Sig­cau Lusik­isiki

THE ANCYL is be­hav­ing like the hooli­gans who dis­rupted Thabo Mbeki when he ad­dressed mourn­ers at the fu­neral of Moses Mab­hida.

This hooli­gan­ism is now em­bar­rass­ing Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma. Is this why Mathew Phosa said Man­gaung will make Polok­wane look like a pic­nic?

When Zuma was des­per­ate to avoid pros­e­cu­tion he adopted tac­tics alien to the ANC. Never in the his­tory of the ANC did peo­ple sing songs in sup­port of a deputy pres­i­dent when there was a sit­ting pres­i­dent.

The cli­max of this hooli­gan­ism was seen at the Polok­wane con­fer­ence. Fac­tions traded in­sults, sang dif­fer­ent songs si­mul­ta­ne­ously, caus­ing chaos. The theme of Zuma s lec­ture

’ was about man­ners. Why did Zuma al­low the sus­pen­sion of man­ners be­tween 2005 and di­rected at Zuma by a youth sec­tion that sup­ported him to de­throne Mbeki.

Zuma has to take the blame for the ANCYL s be­hav­iour

’ be­cause his sup­port­ers sup­ported hooli­gan­ism. To root this out, he must ask ANC gen­eral sec­re­tary Gwede Man­tashe to lay charges against those who also heck­led Mbeki.

The ar­gu­ment that there is se­lec­tive jus­tice has weight. Cor­rup­tion is ev­ery­where. It s not

’ only Julius Malema who is en­rich­ing him­self but also the fam­ily of our pres­i­dent and those close to him like the Gup­tas, Sandile Zungu and Robert Gumede.

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