PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Cam Modisane
 
Comments: 19
Article views: 1170
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Cam Modisane's badges.
 

Zuma's Second Term Good For Democracy

18 December 2012, 20:11
I have never had confidence in President Zuma’s administration when he was first elected as party president in Polokwane in 2007. I didn’t expect any miracles to come out of his term in office. Zuma has remained consistent and I didn’t expect any less based on what has happened between 2009-2012.

Having said that I don’t mind having him in office for a second term. If we need to have him in office longer before the ANC leadership can see that it isn't/wasn't 'personal' when we said “Zuma must go.” The ANC needs to go through the process of having Zuma in power for 10years so that they learn a valuable lesson from this experience.

Also to me it doesn’t make any sense at all to bring Kgalema Motlanthe as we don’t even know what he stands for. 2012 was a very tough year for South Africa and Kgalema was nowhere to be seen hence he doesn’t make a better leader than Zuma.

1. Where was Kgalema during the Marikana tragedy? Did we hear him speak out or do anything?
2. Where was Kgalema during the Limpopo textbook crisis?
3. Where was Kgalema when people were taking to the streets and the courts regarding the e-Tolls?
4. Where was Kgalema during the truck drivers strike that crippled our economy?
5. Where was Kgalema when South Africa was downgraded by international credit rating agencies?

Kgalema is part of the Zuma mob that the served under the corrupt administration and he did nothing to speak out against that. So in my eyes, he doesn’t make a better candidate than Jacob Zuma.

We need Zuma for another term in office so that the ANC learns and bleeds further for its mistakes. In 2004 under Mbeki, the ANC had 69.71% of the vote, in 2009 the ANC has 65.90% under Zuma which was a drop of roughly 4%. The ANC will bleed further in 2014 and I suspect that it might dip into the 50s zone under Zuma.

This will teach them a lesson and they will stop taking voters for granted and they will start delivering once they see that they are under threat especially if they slip below the 60% zone. So I say Zuma is good for democracy. Let us allow him to build his ‘palace’ and watch the ANC suffer at the polls in 2014. Thereafter we might see delivery as this will be a huge wake up call.

Having said that since  Cyril Ramaphosa will be Zuma’s deputy, Ramaphosa  will act as a “Prime Minister” in 2014 and play the same role that Thabo Mbeki played when Nelson Mandela was president between 1994-1999 and run the country while Zuma act ceremoniously as president but Ramaphosa will be pulling the strings and running the show so to speak.
Cyril Ramaphosa will take over the reins if not beaten  by Zweli Mkhize and be president of the republic in 2019. But it will be too late by then. The ANC would have already felt a major blow and they would have to re-group and consolidate their support base.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
19 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wayne Russell
Let's all show a little respect

So please, don't preach respect and then walk away and commit disrespectful acts or say disrespectful things. Walk the talk, please. For my kids, for our kids. Read more...

23 comments 541 views
Submitted by
Larry
Game Over Gaza

To all those espousing their puerile comments on the Israel Hamas conflict, please continue in your bliss/hateful small-mindedness. Read more...

45 comments 789 views
Journalists in the firing line

Western media has abandoned the integrity that journalists once stood for. Western media is no longer based on truthful , accurate, honest and fair reporting.  Read more...

16 comments 572 views
Submitted by
Lisa MacDonald
Why women cheat

Males and females are wired differently. After all, didn’t we learn 20 plus years ago that men are from Mars and women are from Venus? Read more...

38 comments 7463 views
Submitted by
Concern
Let's talk about xenophobia

As a concern SA citizen, one day I sat down and thought of how we treating foreigners in our country. Read more...

18 comments 465 views
Submitted by
Arthur Harding
Crime is not going away

I hate to break it to you but no matter how many times we agree on the matter it’s not going to change a damn thing. Read more...

22 comments 562 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.