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President of RSA

10 June 2014, 19:30
From the Nkandla homestead debacle to the spy tapes that have conveniently grew legs and went into hiding, the unceremonious removal of then president Thabo Mbeki and the landing of the Gupta jet at a national key point - these are just some of the headlines that are attached to Mr Jacob Zuma. 

Day in and day out, we hear new and sometimes alarming stories, some of which turn out to be very accurate, while others not so much. We lament the thought of him ever getting married again because it means more money spent on another wife.

And many members of his cabinet always seem to mess up royally without really ever facing the consequences - and we all cry out at the lack of action from him part.

Despite all the mess associated with him, we must all never forget one thing - he is the president of this country.

Now, before you accuse me of being an ANC member, take a moment, breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Since calmness is restored I shall continue.

He can be, undeniably, a very complicated, mysterious and down right annoying character, with his seemingly lacklustre attitude to events in the country, especially when it comes to people's shock at the amount of money the government spent on his house(sss) - which he claims he built himself. 

Our emotional upheaval about a situation that he has put us in as a country must not cloud the understanding that he is the elected official placed with the responsibility of overseeing the running of the country.

Despite what the ANCYL said the other day by marching to the M&G offices (well, gathering nearby is more appropriate) that the newspaper should keep its "hands off our president", they were inaccurate, because the M&G can comment on the president of the country because he belongs to everyone, not just the ANC. 

We need to remember this fact and not divorce ourselves from him completely. He is part of us and we, even though we really don't want to admit it, are part of him and his political story.
He belongs to all of us...even though we really want to stick him in the back of the room, give him some beer and put a guard next to ensure he doesn't say anything.

But he is like the head of the house - he is always up front and the final authority. 

Even his greatest critic would accept a dinner invite from him - if only to gain more ammunition against him.

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