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Has Zuma really failed SA?

09 October 2012, 07:20

He was a Presidential candidate who could not go through a speech without singing a war song. He was set to fall from the day he took office. He was elected president because we could relate to his songs and generally a cool dude. What education did he have to run a country, still we elected him President. Now things are going wrong and we want to blame him? Come on people lets think this through.

He was accused of Rape and said he washed himself to "cut the risk of contracting HIV" after sleeping with the woman when she was said top be HIV positive. And still we elected him as President.

During rallies he would sing “Lethu mshini wami” (Bring me my machine gun) a war song and still we elected him President.

He was allegedly accused of racketeering and corruption which the charges where later dropped but his associate Schabir Shaik was convicted, literally he was guilty by association, yet we elected him President.

Before he was even president, Zuma showed signs that he was not fit to be President but still, he got majority votes.

After four years in power, what were the people expecting? A change; a different President to the one we elected; one that didn't have many wives; or concubines? Today we look onto his various actions during his reign in power as outlandish? 

He was supported by the very same people that don’t want him in power anymore. The ANC Youth League, COSATU; They stood by him when he was being charged with corruption, with rape and what kind of decisions did they think would come out of that kind of man? South Africans are so good at looking for a scapegoat when things go south, but who voted for him to be in power? Because we were so against Former President Mbeki at the time, even a donkey would have won the elections then.  Now that nothing has really changed about him, we don't want him anymore?

Yes, we are so quick to say President Zuma failed us, that million people lost their jobs while he has been in power and his job creation strategies are bull; that the Marikana disaster and many other strikes taking place around the country are his fault. But are they really? He didn't put himself in power; he was elected, not because of his political, economic or social aptitude, but because he could sing war songs during elections and we could relate to him.

So when next you want to blame someone for the failures of South Africa and its masses, look in the mirror, you casted a vote to a man you didn't really believe in but you could sing along to. 

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