I think it’s about time – actually well past the time – that the tax-paying citizens of SA were informed exactly how many related people are serving in senior positions in the SA government and how many are related to Jacob Zuma, either directly or indirectly via his extended family.
Whilst we’re at it, let’s also have a gander at the Mandela clan and their connections if you please.
I’m fully aware that the inner circle of the ANC are extremely nepotistic - besides being greedy and self-serving - but it now looks like everybody in the inner circle are related by blood or marriage and that every day new “connections” are being added.
We already have the Mandela family – sort of the ex-royal family – and their close connections the Sisulus, now we have the Zumas in addition to what seems to be dozens of minor royalty spread all over the kingdom – the traditional leaders I believe they’re called.
One just has to think of a president with a couple of wives, and numerous children issuing from these unions, and one can imagine how large this new 1st family really is, and it grows substantially every time he finds another love.
Take this one step further and see - whilst you still can - the connections of the above mentioned with business and it’s fairly clear we either have the largest royal family in the world right here, or a crime syndicate more powerful than the Mafia.
I was under the impression that SA was a democracy with a constitution, the leaders being elected by the people and yet we seem to have more royals than the British. To make it worse we are paying for them all when none seem to serve any useful purpose whatsoever.
Given that – to my understanding – none of these people were elected by the citizens of SA I would like to know how many there are, how much they’re costing us and what they actually do.
I’m now heartily sick and tired of seeing what seems to be an endless number of associates of Jacob Zuma being pardoned, promoted and handed ever bigger slices of the cake that we are innocently providing though our taxes and our endeavours. Surely enough is now enough.
The man obviously believes himself to be above the law, he believes he can have as many wives and children as he wishes – all of whom are financed by us taxpayers – and he now seems to believe that it’s alright to surround himself with assorted miscreants and sycophants, all in senior positions, again at our expense.
I would like to know how he is legally able to do this, what the precedent is and how far we are going to allow him to go.
I’ll allow him to have as many wives as he wants - because it’s his culture - if he and his government will now allow me to decide who I’m willing to financially support.
I think all will agree that it is grossly unfair to expect me as a tax-payer to finance people who are not performing the tasks they were elected to fulfil, plus others who he and his cronies have now brought on board for whatever reasons, when my needs are not being adequately catered for.
If he is within his rights to do what he is currently doing then it’s not inconceivable that the man could soon pronounce himself emperor for life, surround himself with a praetorian guard of thousands and systematically feed all his enemies to the lions. This is not unthinkable when I see what he’s already done, nor when one sees what his connections up north, and in Swaziland, have done.
If the info bill makes it onto the statute books, as seems likely with the royal families plus their surrogates being all for it - for obvious reasons - then none of this info will ever be available to the man in the street. He could then have all who disagree with him, his family or his rulings incarcerated, or bumped off, and we would swiftly become another Zim, or the Uganda of Idi Amin, or the Swaziland of Mswati.
I would now again suggest that our opposition parties do something concrete and definite about this on-going circus. If they don’t then they are going to be seen as being as culpable as the ANC when judgement does come, as it surely will because the peasants will not stand for this much longer. For Heaven’s sake, I don’t remember ever being asked if I wanted a royal family ruling my country and if we now have one then why are we so worried about our constitution and whether we’re actually an independent, democratic state?
Let’s just rename SA the Kingdom of Azania, crown the fool and get on with it - at least we’ll all know where we stand.