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Zuma career over?

08 July 2013, 18:57

The ANC is taking an enormous hammering in its reputation, but the damage control politicians will soon have no choice but to face reality – either the ANC’s rule is over or Zuma’s career is over.

South African politics has reached the stage when even the most exposed individuals can start a political party, or whatever they like to call it, and still count on tremendous support. The particular party I have in mind is obviously the Economic Freedom Fighters and the individuals are none other than Julius Malema, Kenny Kunene and Floyd Shivambu.

When such distractions form, it gives ruling parties pause for thought and despite the fact that those who vote for the ANC do not seem to appreciate that blind loyalty is not always rewarded, what of voters who do not vote ANC? 

All those born-free and first time voters who have no sheep mentality about where to put their mark on voting day?

Never has the term political “party” been more appropriate than when applied to the African National Congress.

It seems that all they ever do is party;

It seems that they collectively have the outlook that life IS just one enormous party;

They clearly hold the view that somebody else is getting the bill;

Good behaviour is the last thing on their minds, while good times are the order of the day;

It is never a good party until something gets broken, and lots of stuff is broken;

There are always a few idiots who don’t know when it is time to stop drinking;

Somebody is going to have to clean up after this, but that is tomorrow’s problem.

And so the analogy could go on in perpetuity…

But the real point of this all is that it is becoming clear, even to the ANC themselves, that they will not be able to rely on the apartheid legacy forever as a source of votes. Some people in South Africa want to look forward and not backwards.

There is only one way for the ANC to move forwards and that is to find somebody new to blame for the last few years of chaos – and that person will be Jacob Zuma.

I am of the view that the ANC is not so naïve as to believe they would not be tremendously hurt at the polling stations if they head into the next national elections with a clown in the driver’s seat. Back to our analogy, just because you are a political party does not mean proceedings must be dominated by a clown!

Just imagine that the ANC now fires Zuma, proceeds criminally against him for the various charges outstanding, as well as the new ones he is allegedly racking up on a daily basis. They just might be able to get some more political mileage out of their tired voters by claiming a moralistic approach and allocating as much of the blame as possible on some clown who will not even see it coming. Some clown who, despite astonishing political savvy is partying on borrowed time…

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