Zuma’s hypocrisy over whites is simply perverse
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is a political hypocrite. He denounces DA leader Mmusi Maimane and other blacks in the DA for being in a white party, saying those blacks voting for a “white party” are traitors. This hypocrisy boggles the mind. My ward is adjacent to ward 65, whose ANC ward candidate is a white lady, Francesca Fondes.
It would seem that in Zuma’s warped thinking whites can be members of the ANC but blacks cannot be members of the DA!
And this is coming out of the mouth of the top custodian of our constitution. Surely, Zuma is a constitutional pervert. But worse, he is an incorrigible hypocrite.
When he goes to our high courts and the Constitutional Court as a defendant, he looks to white advocates to act as his defence counsels.
He finds nothing incongruous for him to be surrounded by whites but traitorous for Maimane to have a Trollip or a Zille around him.
Yet he has the gumption to excoriate DA blacks for associating with whites in what is after all a constitutional democracy.
Zuma’s hypocrisy looks even more perverted when one looks at some of his cabinet and sub-cabinet appointees.
Or perhaps Zuma is as deluded as the daughters of Pelias. He would pretend that these Hanekoms, Cronins, Davieses, etc, are not white but black.
Zuma’s hypocrisy reaches lunatic proportions when he himself appoints DA white members as ambassadors, like Douglas Gibson, while denouncing Maimane for consorting with whites.
The problem is not only that Zuma is clueless about our constitutional dispensation, but that he is congenitally incapable of separating falsehoods from truths. He talks about holding a mortgage bond in a tribal trust land.
He tells the nation an egregious falsehood when he removes then finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene – ostensibly to become a Brics banker – when he knew all along that this was royal rubbish.
The truth is that Zuma cannot be relied upon for anything besides giggling and gyrating to umshini wam’.
It is our misfortune as a nation to have a leader such as Jacob Zuma.
We deserve the leader we have.
Themba Sono, Centurion