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Zuma’s Empirical robe

06 November 2012, 13:23

After 1994 the average South African could be divided into two categories, namely those who saw a future for the country and those who didn’t.

It was the start of the second “Big Trek” as many conservative whites left for Canada, Britain and Australia in an effort to get away from the governance of the ANC.

Since their departure I’ve heard many a tale of these folk who criticize the country for all its worth, ranging from the “treason” of FW De Klerk to the “communism” of Nelson Mandela; it seems like these ex-pats love framing the knife in their backs for all to see.

What a bunch of idiots! I always thought...

In spite of all their criticism, I always had respect for Mandela and Mbeki, simply because they are intelligent, educated people with a moral compass... something none of the current NEC members of the ANC possess.

Yes, Mandela killed people in the Church Street bombing... I would have done the same had I been in his position and Mbeki racked up the flight hours on his jet, yet our mandate on behalf of Africa, which essentially secured our position in the Security Council, BRICS and the G20 is due to none other than him.

Some whites are very quick to point out the ‘terrorist’ element of the ANC during apartheid and the loved ones they lost through the rebel activities of MK members.

Sad as their loss may be, there is another side to the coin and I suppose the only truth one can derive from that is that no one ever wins a war.

The country always had its challenges, but since the appearance of Jacob Zuma as president, the fallacy of the Emperors robe truly became invisible.

Many analysts will refer to the complexities within the ruling party as well as the tribal element within the country, when painting the political landscape in S.A...

Where Mandela and Mbeki did everything in their power to uphold the constitution, Zuma is still figuring out what it is.

The president’s mandate... if ever in doubt, is to protect the Constitution of South Africa, and act in accordance to its prescriptions... to the letter.

Zuma came to power with an act that can only be associated with his actions before his famed shower, using Kgalema Mothlanthe as his spear to do so... leaving Mbeki clutching the Constitution in one hand, KY in the other, wondering “...how the hell that happened!”

South Africa went from a country filled with hope and as the shining beacon in Africa, to a chaotic race cauldron, with a class war raging on the streets in the form of strikes and demonstrations.

Two words epitomise the reasons we find ourselves where we are...

Jacob Zuma.

It was not because he is a strong enough leader to have done so... in fact, quite the contrary.

Zuma snapped the ethos associated with the spirit of the Constitution, and what it stands for. In a sense the Constitution started to mould the Government around it, just so he could question the judiciary, attempt to pardon himself, steal big then takes it home, miss-manage, pillage, marginalise racial divides, have the rest of the world laugh at us, and just be a Zuma!

I’m sure in the decades to come, that surname will become a swear word!

Zuma showed us the worst the Government could become through its Luthuli House lab monster... Julius Malema; Something that resembles the love child of Idi Amin and  Robert Mugabe.

If you ever read the book animal farm, Julius Surely was the pack of dogs, resembling the KGB...

It is for this reason I don’t fear Julius and our future with him, as he wasn’t trained to be a leader, but simply an aggressor.

Zuma on the other hand  parades himself for all to see, and as naked as the emperor could ever be, with fraud, corruption and incompetence weaved in his coat, the average voter soon sees that the naked man... truly is naked.

To those in other countries who so blissfully criticize our path and leadership... please go to hell, as we’ll get through this without your help or input.

I don’t mind you being there, I just mind you commenting as if you were making a difference.

No one gave us a chance after ’94...

Yet here we are...

After the dawn of the new millennium, the Rand traded at nearly R 20 a Pound, and the economy was slipping into an abyss...

Yet here we are...

When Zuma upstaged Mbeki in Polokwane in 2008, and Malema seemed like the future of S.A politics, most said our time was up and that our worst nightmares are coming true...

Yet here we are...

South Africa has always been a country on the edge, and most commentators always gave us some years before we imploded. From the Soweto uprisings in the 70’s, to the raping of the Constitution when Mbeki was fired...

Yet here we are.

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