A chance to show some lead­er­ship

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

REALISING former pres­i­dent Thabo Mbeki is writ­ing a let­ter to govern­ment about a ma­li­cious state­ment by Willem Heath, the pres­i­den­tial spin­doc­tor Mac Ma­haraj quickly spun that Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma was al­ready in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter. I am con­vinced this was a blue lie.

Both Zuma and Ma­haraj are chief ar­chi­tects of un­truths about the legacy of Mbeki.

Heath was just re­cy­cling the pro­pa­ganda against Mbeki.

What should make Mbeki happy is that his res­ig­na­tion from do­mes­tic pol­i­tics has re­sulted in a civil war be­tween forces that were hu­mil­i­at­ing him.

The ANCYL’S apol­ogy to him was more im­por­tant than Heath’s stupid re­marks. Heath is not and has never been an ANC mem­ber.

Heath’s ma­li­cious state­ment is a test for Zuma to show lead­er­ship and com­pel Heath to is­sue a state­ment not only to Mbeki but also to him as pres­i­dent and the en­tire ANC mem­ber­ship.

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