I'm going to make this short and sweet everyone.
Quickly, lets revert and look back to 1976 and look at the Soweto Uprising at the time when students took to protest and over 700 people died that day. Now please remember,this was under the APARTHEID white government ok, this was a time when the ANC was fighting against thisregime and was on the path fighting for freedom ofall it's people.
In 1994, when Madiba set South Africa free and becamea democratic state, we all knew and acknowledged thatno injustices of such human killings seen in Sowetowould never be repeated anywhere.
Now check this.
On Friday 34 miners were shot dead by police afterbeing told to stand down, put down their weapons(and i think protest peacefully? i dunno. anyway),the miners charged at the police with knobkerries,firearms, pangas, and rocks...and the rest is history. Now you're probably wonderingwhere
Mr Zuma was in all of this.
He was over-seas.
He could have easily told his spokespeople and addressed the workers at the mines "Surrenderpeacefully please. From Jacob Zuma" because letsface it, we all know the majority of 'african' peoplevote ANC regardless of the situation and every wordfrom their memorandum and every promise is a saviour so this would have been a grand opportunity for the ANCto lightly step in and help resolve the problem.
But instead they thought, lets not use rubber bullets this time...
Simple as that.
The ANC is doing the exact same thing as the apartheid government from '76 where as they killed people wantingbetter living conditions!
And guess what...
THE SAME PEOPLE WILL STILL VOTE ANC.
How messed up is that?
Ok, now I know the whole backstory: Cops tried reasoning with them first, they used water canons, tear gas, warning shots, one final warning...and then that was it. I get ok, they had their chance.
But the mere fact that Zuma is so slap-dash and unmotivated to address his own people (even though he cant force the Lomin mine CEO's to give their workers more money) he could have urged them to calm down and protest peacefully.
I don't need to explain this in anymore detail I think you get the point.
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