Why should we have to em­brace dodgy fig­ures?

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Siyanda Mh­longo

WE CLOSED 2016 with the ex­pose of how Prof Mbu­la­heni Magu­vhe was ma­nip­u­lated by the SABC “czar” who is also a dar­ling of the ANCYL.

An Audi A8 was bought by SABC for the “learned friend” to travel in com­fort.

The first seat­ing of the SABC in­quiry this year was dom­i­nated by the anger of Dr Ben Ngubane, a trusted ally of Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma.

Mbomvu, Som­ah­hashi, (Ngubane’s clan) was an­gry and ir­ri­tated but, in the end, he was ex­posed and left 100 per­cent naked like queens and kings of Sax­on­wold She­been – Zuma, Mosebenzi Zwane, Des van Rooyen, Brian Molefe, Faith Muthambi and the fam­ily of the pres­i­dent.

We are left with a ques­tion: “why is the pres­i­dent so in­debted to Ngubane, Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng, Ellen Tsha­bal­ala, Dudu Myeni,Muthambi, Muzi­wen­doda Kunene, Mab­he­leni Ntuli, Mar­ius Schoe­man and many other con­tro­ver­sial el­e­ments?

Is it be­cause of trib­al­ism or Ngubane’s fam­ily busi­ness in­ter­ests that make Zuma, Ngubane­and Mot­soe­neng “ter­ri­ble triplets?” When prox­ies of the pres­i­dent chase Pravin Gord­han, Ivan Pillay, Anwa Dra­mat, Robert McBride, Nh­lanhla Nene, the pres­i­dent em­braces con­tro­ver­sial el­e­ments like Ngubane, Mthandazo Ntle­meza, Richard Md­luli, Kunene, and SADF Capri­v­ians who served in the Zulu Po­lice.

Mbomvu (Ngubane) served in the SRC of the Univer­sity of Natal’s Med­i­cal School but never joined demo­cratic forces like Drs Al­bertina Luthuli, James Njongwe, Nthatho Mot­lana, Yusuf Dadoo, Bi­tini A Xuma, Nom­vana Nt­shangase, Man­tombazana Tsha­bal­ala Msi­mang, Chotha Mo­tala, Joe Phahla, Aaron Mot­soaledi, Percy Mahlati and Ve­jay Ram­lakan.

Ngubane and Drs Den­nis Ma­dide and Frank Md­lalose served IFP and KwaZulu Ban­tus­tan with dis­tinc­tion while Drs Ayanda Tsaluba, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Zweli Mkhize, and Luthuli were in ex­ile.

Med­i­cal stu­dents who were spon­sored by the KwaZulu Ban­tus­tan were forced to sign “loyalty pledges” never to crit­i­cise Chief Man­go­suthu Buthelezi who was Ngubane’s boss.

Med­i­cal stu­dents like Sbongiseni Dlomo, Siphiwe Nyanda, Charles Nd­aba, Joel Net­shiten­zhe­and Phumezo Nxi­weni were MK op­er­a­tives. Ngubane vowed to go to court if he was re­moved as chair­man of the Eskom board. He said he would chal­lenge this with “my might and I am sure de­cent cit­i­zens of this coun­try will con­trib­ute to my fund to chal­lenge my re­moval”. The hon­ourable med­i­cal doc­tor did not have money to chal­lenge the pub­lic pro­tec­tor’s re­port on the SABC which has dam­ag­ing im­pli­ca­tions on him.

Ngubane is a grad­u­ate but sees noth­ing wrong with a “ma­tric-less per­son” head­ing the SABC. Those who left for ex­ile were given two choices; “school or MK. Credit for this goes to Oliver Tambo who wanted cadres to be trained and de­vel­oped aca­dem­i­cally.

Ngubane and (So­cial De­vel­op­ment spokes­woman) Lumka Oliphant are first nom­i­nees for “Jan­uary Mam­para” tro­phy. SABC in­quiry MPs have my stand­ing ova­tion; SABC, the New Age, Sax­on­wold Un­holy Al­liance Must Fall!

Sax­on­world un­holy al­liance must fall!

KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal

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