Mr President, you lied – and lied a lot
THE PRESIDENCY lied that President Jacob Zuma is not opposed to a commission on state capture. We all know he is opposed to anything that will expose how politically compromised he is.
I assume one of the reasons why Andrew Mlangeni’s ANC Integrity Committee recommended that he should leave public office was his “loyalty to lies”.
The president lied that he was interdicting the release of the State Capture report because “advocate Thuli Madonsela did not give him a chance to tell his side of the story”. On the second day of the court hearing, the nation was shocked to hear his legal team capitulating, allowing the report to be released.
The reason was that the president had become aware that Madonsela was ready to release a recorded interview she had with him and his lawyer Michael Hulley. The president was exposed as a “habitual liar”; he had no sand in which to hide his head.
The president lied that his family built his palace in a sea of poverty in Nkandla. The report exposed him. Madonsela was called a CIA by Kebby Maphatsoe, the Umkhonto weSizwe renegade who depends on Zuma for his political survival.
He flatly denied that he ever went to Mauritius to meet Thales boss Alain Thetard. Pierre Moynot, the former executive director of Thales, made a sworn statement in court that he arranged the meeting. Recently, lawyer Ajay Sooklal confirmed the meeting in an affidavit.
Neither the president nor presidential spokesperson Zizi Kodwa denied what the two gentlemen said. No 1 was exposed again.
He lied that taking a shower after having sex without a condom with a person who has Aids reduced the chances of being infected. He lied when he said he would create a million decent jobs a year. Instead, his children became instant millionaires and his wives were parasites on the state purse, earning R48 000 each a month.
Zuma promised an agrarian revolution and a revitalisation of rural towns… Instead, projects worth more than R300 million went to areas neighbouring his Nkandla palace.
The ANC’s national executive committee’s decision not to recall Zuma means endorsing that former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene was removed to be deployed to the Brics bank. The NEC has hurt Nene more than former finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Judson Khuzwayo’s family. When Nene refused to be a Judas Iscariot by endorsing nuclear deals, he was purged.
Therefore it is a lie that Zuma is not opposed to a commission on state capture. He wants to delay it until the ANC’s national conference in December. Soon he will be exposed for lying that former National Prosecuting Authority boss Mxolisi Nxasana voluntarily resigned. If that was the case, why was he given a R15m-plus golden handshake?
No 1 has been the king of liars since 1994. The lies about the so-called “plot”, Brian Molefe and the Intelligence Report speak to Zuma’s character. The ANC must defend him at its peril. We must play Brook Benton’s song Lie To Me to Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini, who lied that “workers love Zuma”.
At the seminar of traditional leaders, Des van Rooyen, another confirmed puppet of the Guptas, showered Zuma with praise, saying he rolled out ARVs, built houses for the poor, fought crime, empowered women, created jobs and electrified houses. It means to Van Rooyen that Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki did not deliver anything. Most praise-singers have good memories but this one has the memory of a chicken.
Was it not Zuma who slept with his comrade Khuzwayo’s daughter without a condom? Is it not your president who stays in a R246m palace pickpocketed from the public purse? Maybe Van Rooyen has forgotten that it was his president who took the ANC’s popularity from 71% in 2004 to 53% last year. In seven years, his children are millionaires but 1.5 million people lost decent jobs and the economy is in tatters. Maybe Van Rooyen was talking about a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and not the Zuma we know, whose palace cost R246m, where his livestock sleep in a R1m kraal and the state spent R20m on the houses of his two brothers.
Nxamalala, Msholozi, you lie that you are not opposed to State Capture. Tell no lies and claim no easy victories. KwaDukuza
TRAIL OF FALSEHOODS: It is evident, given his history, that President Jacob Zuma is lying when he says he doesn’t mind a commission of inquiry into state capture, says the writer.