PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Mkhandela
 
Comments: 25
Article views: 1547
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Mkhandela's badges.
 

Our headless Head of State

03 April 2013, 10:35

President Zuma came out guns blazing yesterday and fired shots at South Africans bemoaning the CAR tragedy which saw 13 of our military men lose their lives.  In his usual boring oratory Zuma sought to give South Africans a lesson in governance, “The problem in South Africa is that everyone wants to run the country,” he said. Mind you Mr. President everyone wants to run the country primarily because you and your administration, including the ruling party, are failing dismally in doing so!

Your government Sir continues to piss on the principles of democracy, good governance, accountability and moral and ethical leadership. Can your administration give us credible reasons why you it has deployed our military men to be cannon fodder in a country in which the ousted president had taken rule by the gun? Has your government given the electorate sound reasons why you will not recall the soldiers even after this tragedy that claimed young lives in vain?  

All we have heard from you and your defense minister is nothing but populist and meaningless statements which confuse us even more. This president had the balls to come out and claim that the soldiers shed their lives on a “noble cause”. Had you lost your mind, Mr. President, when you uttered these words? What is noble about defending a dictatorship? Perhaps the president needs a lesson in elementary English.

"Let me emphasise that we reject any insinuation that these soldiers were sent to the CAR for any reason other than in pursuit of national interest and the interests of the African continent," says Zuma. But did he give us an alternative version? No! This is a meaningless phrase which cannot be decoded. Did Zuma get a mandate from the AU to station our troops in the CAR? NO! So what interests of the African continent are they serving? Is the United Nations in support of this whole situation? NO!

Are the business dealings of ANC cronies reported to have a stake in the lucrative diamond industry in the CAR of national interest? I doubt. Our nation is beset by many a domestic crisis. We need not be cleaning up after failed governments and hopeless countries which are of little economic significance to our nation, except for a few big bellied politicians.

Zuma needs to clean up the mess in his own background before attempting to position South Africa as a messiah to troubled states. He must sort out the rebellious police force, which is an embarrassment to the country and its reputation. The public administration of our country is in tatters, thanks to his incompetent pals running crucial institutions like the public broadcaster. The country has a communication backlog due to a protracted strike by SA Post Office workers and the president has been silent about it.

He has been “applying his mind”, not that he has one, on key appointments within the security cluster. Despite the crucial nature of the work some of these institutions conduct in the fight against white collar crimes, he has deferred appointing heads.

Zuma’s position on the CAR is tantamount to saying ‘shut the f*** up and leave ANC to f*** up our country with impunity,” as a friend recently remarked. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Bill Gordon
Best Ways To Sell A Car That Does...

It’s often easy to think of our cars as people, sometimes even friends. Sadly, however, cars don't tend to last as long as people do.  Read more...

0 comments 25 views
Submitted by
Lesego Setou
5 Reasons why I love my president

One of the things JZ can do well, is that he does not take life too seriously. He clearly understand that worrying is never good for one’s vitality Read more...

0 comments 22 views
Submitted by
Govan Toni Maart
Can South Africa Can-can for Cann...

Before I can address the negatives or benefits of cannabis, we all first have to take a look at the current state our country and Government is in. Read more...

0 comments 4 views
Submitted by
Abwana Boomklouf
Smile, things can't get much wors...

Even though every day we hear stories of new maintenance issues, more money being poured into an bucket with no bottom and other other failing pieces of our economic structure, one must realise things can only get so much worse. Read more...

5 comments 537 views
Submitted by
Dave Ntozakhele Zizi
African Holidays

With the current bruhaha about suspending Christian or religious holidays, as for me its long ovetdue!  Read more...

31 comments 429 views
Submitted by
MIddleClassProblems
Behind closed doors: Who is Advoc...

The Public Protector still has not yet addressed the CIA spy allegations against herself directly. Read more...

6 comments 281 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.