Union blasts media over Zuma baby saga

2010-02-04 09:59

Critics of President Jacob Zuma are trying to re-engineer society into “one man

and one woman for life”, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) said

today.

“The media’s obsession and interference at President Zuma’s private

life aims at re-engineering society to conform to the capitalist sex ‘norm’ of

one man and one woman for life, thus denying the complexity of human sexuality,”

said the CWU.

Demanding that the media “stay out of the bedroom“, they said if

the media owners and opposition party leaders could not respect Zuma’s privacy,

they should declare their own partners and “throngs” of children.

“This puritanical witch-hunt against President Zuma waged by the

bourgeois media and the opposition is a typical modern day version of Christian

fundamentalist crusades against ‘sin’.”

“This witch-hunt directed towards President Zuma seeks to reinforce

the idea in the public sphere that it is morally wrong for either President Zuma

or women to be sexually intimate and impregnate each other outside the

institution of marriage.”

The union believed Zuma’s private life was “none of our

business”.

Zuma had taken two days off to rest after confirming he fathered a

child outside his three marriages and engagement.


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