I don’t fear Mangaung – Zuma

2012-02-11 20:14

Hours after addressing the nation, President Zuma says he wants to see cranes going up, unemployment going down and insists he is sleeping just fine ahead of the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Infrastructure
By 2014, I’d want to see the cranes, building, digging everything. I’d like to see people employed. We are looking at a new kind of city at Waterberg. That’s how Johannesburg began, as a mining town.It’s an area of strategic minerals which we begin to connect with a road and rail link that goes to the East through Swaziland. You can’t only depend on a single transport corridor any longer.

Jobs
I’d like to see unemployment moving down.It’s difficult to put a number on it.Not everybody who is on the social safety net should be there. The social safety net should be shedding some people.It’s a huge challenge.

Secrecy Bill
People can debate public interest but classified information is classified information around the world. Where do you draw the line between the national interest and the public interest? We have to define these
things for ourselves as South Africans.

Corruption
I think we can root out corruption. We are one among few countries tackling corruption. We are doing something. The fact that we identify and take action is important. We are looking at the tender system. The Treasury is useful in finding and dealing with corruption.

Mangaung
Mangaung will come and go. Some conferences of the ANC come with more excitement than others. ....It doesn’t help if people get emotional. One should not lose sleep about Mangaung. I think this should be an ANC thing that should be determined at an ANC pace.

Malema disciplinary I think the current issues have been followed through very properly, so that nobody is left dissatisfied.I don’t think (Malema’s 2010 sanctions) were followed through, and I can’t speculate why they weren’t followed through, because there were specific structures that were supposed to follow through.

I think in a sense it is a lesson that once you take decisions, you have to follow it through. I don’t think it will repeat itself again.

I think at this point in time the processes have been followed so that nobody could feel there was prejudice in the process.

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