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Zuma 'heartbroken' over open toilets

2011-05-14 22:35

Johannesburg - Revelations that the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality in the Free State built 1600 open toilets for the poor, has broken President Jacob Zuma's heart, the Sunday Times reported.

In an interview with the newspaper after campaigning in the Eastern Cape on Friday, Zuma said he also "now understands" why communities protest.

"Of all the stories pertaining to service delivery that I came across during campaigning, the open toilets saga broke my heart," Zuma said.

He said in the past three months, during door-to-door electioneering in some of the countries poorest communities, exposed an ugly side of South Africa. He said government officials did not mention this in their service delivery reports to him. He added that some of the shocking conditions people were living in opened his eyes.

"I have seen the coalface of service delivery. The report from officials sometimes may not give the same feeling that you get when you come into contact with the real conditions people live in.

"I can now understand why some communities protest. A lot has been done to deliver services, but clearly there are serious challenges and backlogs," he said.

Zuma said he was in discussions with Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, about his department taking on the role of policing delivery at a municipal level, the report said.

Comments
  • Teal - 2011-05-14 22:40

    Wow, I would hate to be Zuma then, he must have been heart broken for 8 years.Sell your BS to someone else.

      Teal - 2011-05-14 23:02

      Pop!!! that's the sound of Zuma pulling his head out of his backside and seeing what's really going on in our country......POP!!! Oh,wait..there it goes back in again.....Eish,so close yet so far!

      Judgmental - 2011-05-14 23:13

      TO PRESIDENT ZUMA: repeat after me slowly...Waaa...Taaa...POOO...Siam

      Marc - 2011-05-14 23:40

      @ Judgemental: My man! You can braai at my house anytime!

      Enough! - 2011-05-14 23:57

      a little to late! maybe if he didn't spend so much on himself and all his many households and state contract give aways to family and friends things could have been different. malema doing the same, talk about how terrible things are but living it up with our money. the corruption in the anc is sad! for the very first time i will be voting DA all the way and I can't way for may 18th!

      Observer - 2011-05-15 00:27

      Oh cry me a ****ing river! I wonder if the ancestors are as heartbroken? Take a shower and forget about it.

      renaldogouws - 2011-05-15 03:00

      It's truly so sad that this is all it takes to get another 40000 voters on his side... Zuma is heartbroken... HAIBO! We love u again Zuma my presedente!

      Gatvol - 2011-05-15 04:11

      How come he is not so hart broken by the R1 000 000 donated to the ANC by his son while his son's mineworkers are starving because they haven't been paid in months??? Zuma's son claims that he has no money, that's why he can't pay his workers. Yet he lives the high life, driving fancy cars, owning expensive houses, go on trips abroad, and finds R1 million from somewhere to give the ANC for their election campaign. Why didn't Zuma give the money back to his son, and tell him to go pay his starving workers?? Oh, I think I know, the ANC doesn't know about this, because they haven't been caught out yet by a big scandal in the media!! I don't believe a damn word the ANC and their cronies have to say anymore.

      Zinki - 2011-05-15 07:09

      I think "heartbroken" is not the right word to use here. He is just terribly "embarrassed" by these open toilets after making such a HUGE thing of the DA's open loos. The ANC have so much egg on their faces. Good that it was all revealed now before the election and not after. Well done to those that have exposed this.

      michaelx - 2011-05-15 07:18

      THIS IS BULLSH1T OF THE VERY HIGHEST ORDER THIS MAN NOW JUST SICKENS THE ENTIRE WORLD.

      kalabafazi@24.com - 2011-05-15 08:34

      Gatvol - It's Zuma's nephew that has taken over the Aurora Mine, but I get your drift.

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-15 09:03

      passing the buck...! That is ALL the ANC has always done - looking for a scapegoat...! "They never mentioned it in the report", "now they understand what the people are complaining about", "They did not understand the service delivery until now"...! If they would have gone themselves to these places NOT FOR THE VOTES, they could not miss the stink...! Lies and more lies...! There is a reason why the saying goes: "Lies will catch up with the liers...."

      rosemari - 2011-05-15 09:29

      Just goes to prove just how out of touch Zuma is with what is happening around him and in his party ...or has he got his blinker on because he doesnt want to see ...sound too much like work

      clark - 2011-05-15 12:40

      - Oh sure you are Zuma - Hmmm - if open toilets have broken his heart, imagine how devastated he's going to be when he finds out about the lack of service delivery of the more important stuff ? Zuma, you're a phoney - you're suddenly 'heartbroken' ,right before an election. Let's see if your heart will be broken enough, after the election, to make good on all your promises to your people. And the crocodile tears rolled down his cheeks.

      Sheda Hab - 2011-05-15 20:06

      Wow he says it as though he is telling the country something he discovered before everyone else. I grovel before you Mr Zuma, your insight, foresight and mostly hindsight boggles my brain.

      saabnut - 2011-05-16 09:07

      I suppose he is also heartbroken that his fat beast of a nephew is watching all the Aurora workers going hungry...

      Koring - 2011-05-16 09:57

      Ha ha ha ha, Only 8 years? Heartbroken, yes. Heartbroken because he was caught out lying as usual. He knew about alright...... If he didn't it just proves he has absolutely no control over the nuts he has appointed "under" him. More proof that he is useless as a "leader". By this time he probably hasn't any ancestors left. They fled his house long ago.

      whatashame - 2011-05-16 12:42

      Taking his own people for absolute fools. Surely we deserve better than this

      JuluisMalema - 2011-05-16 15:40

      Give that Judgmental man a BELLS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wombatingloves - 2011-05-14 22:42

    I believe you, but millions won't!!! You got your hands on your zipper and thinking about vagina and making money. You don't give two hoots for the poor. Lets see what happens after election time, all the poor will be forgotten again!

      TK - 2011-05-15 00:09

      Funny thing is nobody will be fired, even after the president has clearly indicated that the municipality has failed, heads should roll mr president, then we might take you seriously.

      Gatvol - 2011-05-15 04:20

      Zuma's head should roll first. People of SA, fire Zuma. Don't vote ANC!!

      Fanny Mc Pee - 2011-05-15 06:03

      Sad thing is Wombatingloves, millions WILL actually believe him!

      Creeky - 2011-05-15 08:37

      I bet you Nkhnadla does NOT have OPEN TOILETS!!!! Nkhnadla's toilets are TILED, they also have Heated Seats, DVD Player, Television and 2 Ply Toilet Paper... Like he gives a continental fvck about the poor... Zuma.... pull the other one.... it has BELLS ON!!!

  • Macho Mike - 2011-05-14 22:42

    Eish, just like da toilets, therre is nuffing to cover up this cr*p.

  • V - 2011-05-14 22:44

    Welcome to every day reality Mr. president; But i wonder didn't he really know it???

  • Blood_Doll - 2011-05-14 22:57

    Bullshit!

  • RSI WIT - 2011-05-14 23:02

    Cry me a river please ... WTF

      william.botha - 2011-05-14 23:11

      Didn't see your post haha. Likeminded.

  • marisa.cronje - 2011-05-14 23:06

    shuuuuuuuuuure.

      Creeky - 2011-05-15 08:38

      RRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHHHHT!!

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-05-14 23:06

    Mr Zuma, the DA have been telling you for the past 18 months....ever since your party made a big deal of the agreement between the Khaylitsha residents and the DA and then your young thugs went around tearing down the toilets that the DA tried to make good!

  • Yoni - 2011-05-14 23:06

    Mr Zuma, it's time to write your autobiography: The Longdrop to Freedom

      hermannb - 2011-05-15 01:39

      NEW ELECTION POSTERS ; A BETTER CRAP FOR ALL

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-15 07:29

      Yoni, that's excellent!! Thanks for the chuckle :)

      Creeky - 2011-05-15 08:39

      A CLOSED CRAP FOR ALL.... ROFLMAO!!!!!

      World Traveler - 2011-05-15 09:46

      Good one that, should have thought about it myself! The Longdrop to Freedom would be a national relief effort!

      Yoni - 2011-05-15 12:00

      What do you call a township without any toilets? - A squatter camp.

  • Tom - 2011-05-14 23:06

    Its hard to notice these little trifles when you're enjoying the wonderful bathroom facilities on the Presidential Jet.

  • william.botha - 2011-05-14 23:10

    Cry me a river.

  • Spinnie - 2011-05-14 23:12

    Like those miners are Aurora. Try again please.

  • Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-14 23:15

    What I would really like to hear is an apology to the DA for the shocking disrespect they were shown, or maybe it is only disregard for human dignity when it comes from the DA.

  • euro-african - 2011-05-14 23:20

    You have three years left, do something about it.

  • mvelaseanc - 2011-05-14 23:26

    ANC Zuma was really not aware of this issue, he relies on the people he hired, on municipalities,you cant expect him to physically go around South Africa and check that the work has really been done! This will never happen again as the anc have come up with new strategies of checking if the work has really been done. so wait and see

      Ralph Long - 2011-05-14 23:31

      Ha ha, you will believe anything won't you? Perhaps that is why you still vote for the ANC, I cannot believe you can't see through them !!!

      POLS_G - 2011-05-15 00:52

      What strategies exactly are these?

      Larro - 2011-05-15 01:29

      'This will never happen again' - really? You believe that? What has happened in the past to give you such blind confidence?

      Trevor - 2011-05-15 06:07

      But...if that is true, Helen could also not have known about the WC toilet saga...LMAO...This comes with being a LEADER, you surround yrself with people who KNOW how to do their jobs and you have no NEED to micro manage them...only when you employ friends, family and I OWE will you end up with this, ANC is not a politcial party, it has become a business that employs black people and not even what I say, it's what ZUMA said himself.

      Jakkals - 2011-05-15 06:50

      Sien dis sulke mense wat nie die brein en verstand het wat werklik gebeur in die land nie wat sowaar nog steeds vir die ANC sal stem. Hulle sal stem tot die stront 'n meter diep voor hulle bouval verbyloop. Hulle sal stem vir die anc al word hulle rot en kaal besteel, daar geen krag is nie, geen paaie, geen skole en hospitaaldienste nie. Dan stem hulle nog vir die anc want dit is al woordjie wat daai een breinsel kan lees.

      BigD - 2011-05-15 06:55

      @Mvelaseanc.The bucks stops with Zuma.The people protested over 110 times last year for lack of service delivery.Did Zuma think they were all lying.It took his human settlement minister (17 year on) to find out that many RDP houses were badly built and huge numbers would have to be torn down and rebuilt.There is no management between top management and the ANC NEC heads.No action is taken in Municipalities MM and mayors when they are caught with hands in cookie jar.Many are just redeployed. Looking at the high salaries people on these Mayoral committees earn, way above the private sector and many are under qualified for these posts.Lets take Msukaligwa (Ermelo) Municipality, 6 in mayoral Committee, 28 Councillers, 15 ward councilers.Here goes the 2010/11 slary bill for Municipality Employee salaries and allowances R91950035, Employee socal contributions R20910601, Renumerations of councillers R7 665660 with the total of R120526296. It goes up by R6 mil for the next year.This comes from their web site.I just chose this municipality as it came to mind with recent news reports.Also this municipality has had a number of MM changes and also put under administration in the past few years.How on earth could Zuma not have seen the news paper reports of maladministration and not just taken a drive there to have a look.Then the expenditure of 2010/11 is R346548678 income is R363776009 with a deficit of R17 mil.This includes R115mil Gov Grants. Where is money for service delivery.

      Neil - 2011-05-15 09:30

      And who is checking the ANC !!.

      capetonian - 2011-05-15 09:50

      New strategies!!! The ANC have had 17 years to come up with "plans" and "strategies". The truth is, the "elite" have been too "busy" feathering their own nests and bullshitting their supporters. I don't see any difference between here and most of "black" Africa for the last 50 odd years!

      HCrouse - 2011-05-15 11:55

      Yet more NEW strategies. Like the NEW education system. Jeez dude. You lot lurch from one poorly thought through fiasco to the next. Let people who know what they're doing do the planning. Ever noticed how the ANC's top lawyers, marketers etc are Afrikaans names? Mmm? Have you? Let the people who came here to build a country build, and you can sit back and reap the rewards, you useless little turd.

      tryanything - 2011-05-15 13:29

      Of Course it will happen again On the 19th you will see also the implementation of aarto sanral tolls and another electricity price increase. The Nats used to do this also the people are revolting...yes they are arnt they..

      craftcrazy@24.com - 2011-05-16 17:39

      Wake up and smell the bullshit!

      Stephen Berry - 2011-05-16 20:22

      You are so right. Zumais not aware of anything. Its about time that Zuma closes his mouth abd stops talking sh*t and gives his back side a chance.

  • Chang Yi - 2011-05-14 23:27

    william, is there anything u do apart from spending the whole day on this forum...? Vote anc u will get a job...u bloody loser...

      william.botha - 2011-05-15 09:17

      I'll rather eat a bucket full of sh1t than vote for the ANC. I took some time to count my comments compared to yours, it seems I'm still the apprentice doing nothing compared to you.

      william.botha - 2011-05-15 09:42

      Dickwad Changalang haven't you heard "assumption is the mother of all f'ups"? I am an employer, not an employee. And soon I might be taking that ability with me to another country far removed from Africa, because of irritating @ssholes like the ANCYL.

      World Traveler - 2011-05-15 09:53

      @Chang Yi ...Think before you sprout trash. What would the Chinese govt. have done? Fired all incompetents! Thats what!

      saabnut - 2011-05-16 14:02

      And I promise you- his nose really did grow to 6 feet long...

  • Geo Farmer - 2011-05-14 23:34

    TOO LATE !!! Mister President. Your day in court for you and the rest of your corrupt ANC pals, is comming closer.

  • Lottie - 2011-05-14 23:44

    The problem is he tells so many lies, even if he was actually telling the truth here (doubtful), why should anyone believe him. Has he never heard of the boy who cried wolf? (I know that's a European fable, but surely there must be an African equivalent?!)

  • marc - 2011-05-14 23:46

    No point in being heartbroken china, just resign. You've failed....again!

      capetonian - 2011-05-15 09:53

      Resign!! That only happens in first world countries. They quite simply don't know how to feel embarrassed here.

  • thetruth - 2011-05-14 23:53

    euro-african u've got a royal life here in SA,compared to non whites in europe---thank u'r forefathers for killing and looting fromm the native that u can sit in ur comfortable suburb and criticise...if u where in England today,ur life would have been working 50 hours a week and "boering" in the pub having quite a few pints,being just a number...here u had apartheid to thank for what u have today...ask me,cos i worked as a doctor in England for 2 yrs,france 4 1 yr,denmark 4 1 yr,holland 4 6mths and germany 4 6mths...not that i wanted to practise there,but my bursary condition was that...i experienced what i explain above

      Warslat - 2011-05-15 00:04

      YOu also have apartheid to thank for what you have today. Since 1994 practically every form of infrastructure has declined or fallen into disrepair. Unfortunately small minded individuals will never see reality. If the current state of affairs is what apartheid was preventing, who can blame our forefathers for creating it.

      Warslat - 2011-05-15 00:07

      @thetruth You a doctor, I doubt it...far too juvanile, maybe a witchdoctor...throw them bones digwad

      peace_piece - 2011-05-15 05:39

      I come from a very poor family. My father could barely afford to buy a house - his whole salary went towards paying for it. I grew up without electricity for a long time and no permanent water and no hot water. What I've got now, I WORKED FOR YOU STUPID M0FO.

      snake dr - 2011-05-15 05:41

      I guess there are stupid doctors afterall!

      burtfred - 2011-05-15 06:16

      Interesting that you had to rely on those nasty Europeans for a bursary.

      PietrJoubert - 2011-05-15 06:26

      Another bursary wasted on racist affirmative action - no knowledge or skills imparted, obviously. Bursary not earned to begin with.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-15 07:26

      Doctor of what? Stupidity?

      Ozymandios - 2011-05-15 09:03

      @ the truth, so why did you work your bursary off in Europe? because a European company gave you a bursary and not an African one? Why did you not beg and plead with your bursary givers to let you do good for Africa and work your bursary off here in the country you claim to so love? Are they that heartless not to see the value you could have given to your beloved country and fellow black people?If you did not have apardheid you'd have been a slave to some black tribe that conquered you at some time or other or been a slave owner to other blacks that you had conquered. Rememebr the old adage of spoils of war go to the victor.You forget that don't you? Only the whites were slave traders in your narrow mind. No they weren't Shaka and Dingaan always took slaves back to work for them after they had flattened their Black brothers' kraals. be they Xhosa or Phedi or Tswanas or whatever. No brotherly love shown there.

      HCrouse - 2011-05-15 12:02

      Who made SA the African leader in almost everything? You? No No boet. You were the worker bees who had to be told what to do to make it happen. Every empire in the world is built on cheap labour, so nothing weird happened here. If your culture thought of it, you would have done it. But you didn't. You lot hadn't invented the freakin' WHEEL when Jan landed here. And you tell ME I'M lucky.

      Pfffft - 2011-05-15 13:05

      "thetruth"..... you must be the only illiterate doctor on this earth! :(

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-15 13:10

      A doctor? Pull the other one. I refuse to believe anyone with half an education could be so misinformed about South Africa's history. Doctor my ass.

      Pfffft - 2011-05-15 13:39

      "ask me,cos i worked as a doctor in England for 2 yrs,france 4 1 yr,denmark 4 1 yr,holland 4 6mths and germany 4 6mths..." Did they catch you?

      simon - 2011-05-15 16:51

      So why are you in Europe ? Can't you stand the company of your black brothers ? Life must be better for you there than in Africa. You should serve your people in Somalia or Ivory coast. They say the livings ood there.

      velastardust - 2011-05-15 17:28

      thetruth ? What rubbish. You have an extremely closed mind to the truth for someone that has studied. Lousy bedside manner I would say !

      grs911 - 2011-05-15 23:37

      @ The Truth: I worked for 10 years in the UK, 2 years in the US, 1 year in Germany, before and after 1994. I made a lot more money in those countries and did not need to work nearly as hard as I do in SA to help support 45m unproductive, incompetent, lazy, previously disadvantaged idiots. 50 hours per week for many South Africans like me is a comparative holiday ! As a doctor you should be sufficiently well educated to leave the apartheid reference behind. Like many SA whites, apartheid didn't earn me my degrees, and didn't help me acquire wealth, starting from a zippo base. This requires hard work and application, not toy-toying and burning and breaking what you don’t like ! If anything, you and your 45m PDI brethren are the true beneficiaries of apartheid, which you continue to use as a crutch (AA/BEE) and an excuse: catch a wake up !

      Moné de Afonseca - 2013-04-16 11:12

      Dear grs911, is there anyway that I could contact you, I have a few questions that could be beneficial to you

  • thetruth - 2011-05-14 23:55

    and EURO-AFRICAN...i'm not BLACK

      Ozymandios - 2011-05-15 09:04

      thats a pity.

      Pulverturm - 2011-05-15 12:05

      thetruth, doesn't really matter what colour you are, your diatribe has such undertones of racial hatred towards "europeans". I think what your problem is, is you are being fooled by what many others in this country are being fooled by. You are being told to look backwards into the past, and use it as a reason to hate a group of people. We are past that now. We need to look forward! The only slavery that we really see these days is the slavery of the mind! You are a slave to the ANC and their propaganda! I pity you, because you must otherwise be an incredibly intellegent person and have the potential to help move our nation forward! Instead you sit all bitter and using the past to fuel your hatred.

      Pfffft - 2011-05-15 13:11

      "and EURO-AFRICAN...i'm not BLACK" ..... and your point is? Please tell us what type of doctor are you? Is English not your first language?

  • TK - 2011-05-15 00:08

    Funny thing is nobody will be fired, even after the president has clearly indicated that the municipality has failed, heads should roll mr president, then we might take you seriously.

      Asterix - 2011-05-15 00:29

      you must be joking "Fired "in anc double talk, means promotion in another dept maybe even a minister or cushy diplomatic post. But then you must have screwed up big time otherwise it just gets blamed on apartheid as "the truth" does in this thread

  • NATIONALIZE - 2011-05-15 00:13

    Honourable President Jacob Zuma. It is a great sign of a good leader to acknowledge shortfalls. I take off my hat for that. And for us who joined the movement to ensure that we have a better life for all we will continue raising this issues within the movement. Let the uncompitent cadres deployed within the municipalities be removed and the movement put people beacuase of skills. Viva ANC VIVA

      NickG - 2011-05-15 00:55

      I suspect that there is no truth in your words, and they are merely written to invoke a negative response. Good luck to you, as I'm sure most of the the people on this site will see through your ploy!

      Gatvol - 2011-05-15 04:40

      It's nice to dream.....

      pitbull - 2011-05-15 05:50

      Considering the toilet was invented by a white man I sometimes wonder why an African would want anything to do with it. It is definitely not BEE or AA.

      PietrJoubert - 2011-05-15 06:32

      The word is 'because' , illiterate.

      Joryha - 2011-05-15 07:08

      Your acknowledgement that there are incompetent cadres at municipalities and that they must be removed is welcomed. This must be rolled out to provincial and national government. The DA would be glad to do the fit for purpose appointments since it works so well for service delivery in the Western Cape.

      Lefty - 2011-05-15 08:38

      What a tool!!!!

      Yoni - 2011-05-15 11:50

      @National Lie: Methinks the prez actually said: A better LIE for all. The people who print the posters couldn't believe their ears and changed it singlehandedly.

      HCrouse - 2011-05-15 12:16

      Brainwashed little drone

      tryanything - 2011-05-15 13:36

      Do you perhaps know where I can find Anything on south african black inventors?

      simon - 2011-05-15 16:54

      Tryanything -- Broaden that to Africa and the answer still is no, no contribution to anything that has made civilization what it is today.

      Stephen Berry - 2011-05-16 20:31

      You right there mate, it is a good thing to acknowlege shortfolls. But now to get zuma to believe it is another problem. The trouble is his shortfalls are so bad that he is good for nothing. You cant even use him for fertilizer once he is dead. As for you following the ANC, the blind leading the blind

  • Joryha - 2011-05-15 00:14

    JZ says "I can now understand why some communities protest". It has taken 17 years to understand why. Is this man serious?

      POLS_G - 2011-05-15 00:59

      And morevocer, Zuma's big claim to fame when detrhoning Mbeki, was to be in touch with the people. In my touch my asre. Or more to the point, with is asre.

      Krolie - 2011-05-15 11:31

      @POLS_G. "In TOUCH" is the operative word

  • feppie - 2011-05-15 00:15

    When the ANC took control of SA even before 94, they promised MANY things including good governance. The ANC knew better than most parties the NEEDS of the poor! But what happened since then: Every day the media report on MORE CORRUPTION by ANC-leaders on both local and national level! Every 5 years, these so-called leaders promises the poor the world, only to show them the middle-finger after every election! The poor is being ROBBED of their humanity on so many fronts as the ANC squander SA’s resources through RAMPANT CORRUPTION! So why be sorry about toilets! Maybe it is the only thing that they can provide to the poor before the next election. Off course, by providing the toilets, they reward themselves handsomely with the tenders/contracts to do the job – so it’s like f__king the poor twice!

  • thetruth - 2011-05-15 00:27

    2 Warslat arent u the same "warslut" thats comments on stories the entire day...maybe u should get a job and stop whining

      PietrJoubert - 2011-05-15 06:29

      It is 'that comments' , you illiterate.

      Warslat - 2011-05-15 20:57

      @ the(so called)truth So now it's not my points you argue but rather the time I post them. Still going at the clever sl#t angle I see...how very clever doc.

      Bashful1 - 2011-05-15 22:06

      He's a doctor. He must be right.

      Warslat - 2011-05-16 09:42

      @ Bashful1 You're right...a scary prospect, I'm off to buy apples

  • thetruth - 2011-05-15 00:37

    @ Asterix i'm sure u also learnt to spell in england...SEPARATIST, u clown

      Gatvol - 2011-05-15 04:45

      If you "where" in england. Where did you learn to spell. In the bush??

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-15 13:15

      @thetruth: Where better to learn how to spell english? You tool.

      Warslat - 2011-05-15 21:03

      @unskinnybob...nicely put. Thetruth is really just a troll, surely nobody can be that dumb...especially a self confessed doctor.

  • Joe - 2011-05-15 00:41

    The forefathers just told me the best way to overcome a "heartbroken" feeling is to commit suicide. Try it and let us know whether it works, idiot!

  • hermannb - 2011-05-15 01:34

    NOT BROKEN HEART MR PRESIDENT...............BROKEN PROMISES. All you people do is promise promise promise to get people to vote so the ANC can stay in power. You are playing a game and it is going to come back and bite you,then.......the ANC will really be in the shite.

      Stephen Berry - 2011-05-16 20:34

      No he is really heart broken. I would be too if it took me so long to understand the toilet saga.Shame, it must be terrible to take so long to comprehend things going on around you.

  • MrD - 2011-05-15 03:00

    Zuma, it's time to go champ. It's time to pack up this circus of yours and hit the road, please take your clowns with you, we have had even of your circus act.

  • Zupta - 2011-05-15 05:23

    Kakazuma and peepeelema, you guys are a disgrace to all SAfricans. Being broken hearted does not solve the problem. Get ur fat backsides into gear and start walking the talk. Ur guys couldn't manage ur own finances how the he'll can u manage the countries finances. The broken hearted zuma wants to spend 200 mill on an upgrade to his residence In Pretoria yet couldn't care where u take a crape whilst he sits on a gold embossed crapper. Thank god we have the DA to fall back on. I pray u c ur asses on 18th. The morons who vote for ANC u have only ourselves to blame.

  • snake dr - 2011-05-15 06:04

    Its said that people should be living in such sad conditions, its sad that no 1 wants to account for this mess, no wonder even the President does not know about. Its just a mess and betrayal to these poor people to be robbed off their human dignity at the expense of their votes! Its sad that the same councillors who failed to deliver are standing for re elections. Enough is enough, power hungry and corrupt officials are going to take this country into a state of disrepute. Its even sad that after 17 years of democracy the is still poor racial intergration. What's sickening is we fail to eradicate racial domination! Let's use our minds not colour to think! Is time for us to stop corruption and fight for a better tomorrow that our children will have at equal grounds!

  • Desmand - 2011-05-15 06:06

    Ag shame !!!!! POOR POOR him........Get REAL and Get a LIFE !!!!!

  • James - 2011-05-15 06:08

    Shame - I bet he was crying crocodile tears for their plight long before he found out that he has not got a clue what is happening in his own back yard. I wonder how "heartbroken" he would have been if it was not election time?

      allie - 2011-05-15 08:16

      Take away his whiteman`s aeroplane,and give him a bicycle,so he can get to know his country.

  • Regurk - 2011-05-15 06:46

    Can't he just die from his broken heart?

      saabnut - 2011-05-16 14:06

      Maybe if you say please...

  • Joryha - 2011-05-15 06:54

    JZ now you know how heartbroken we are with the corruption in government.Who spent R75m for an inauguration party while people were forced to use open toilets in the FS? This is why there are protests against poor service delivery.

  • Jakkals - 2011-05-15 06:56

    moenie huil oor die oop toilette nie. Huil oor die mense waarvoor die toilette opgesit is. Huil oor hulle so sleg is dat hulle in al die jare nie een 'n POGING aangewend het om vir hulle self die toilette toe te maak nie. Hulle is te sleg om 'n donnerse sinkplaat of baksteen of gras skuiling op te slaan om in privaat se skyt. Hulle is 'n klomp parrasiete. Daaroor moet jy huil want daar is miljoene van hulle in die land wat net teer.

      malcolm - 2011-05-15 08:01

      You're so right Jakkals! There is no difference between sitting on an open toilet, year after year, without getting off one's backside to fix it (rather than protest) and voting for the ANC - both are unproductive!

      HCrouse - 2011-05-15 12:20

      Ek's met jou daar. Daar's miljoene wat belowe is hulle gaan nou die land van melk en heuning binne want hulle leiers is nou swart, en nou sit die boggers en wag.

  • StoreS123 - 2011-05-15 07:01

    What about all the millions of SARS Fraud that is Heart Broken for the TAX PAYERS?

      Frans - 2011-05-16 17:09

      the scary thing is - we have about 50 million people in SA, of which about 30 million are 'economically active'. Of these 25% are unemployed (about 7.5 million). We have over 1.3 million government employees. Yet we only have 5.9 million tax payers... This is why we are in the Sh!t....

  • WoodworkPh.D - 2011-05-15 07:04

    Hipocrate!

  • Gordon49 - 2011-05-15 07:30

    He alleges that "he did not know". Yes, pull the other one. I am sure he was quick to react to the Cape Town judgemnet. Another ANC hypocrit.

  • Bonzer - 2011-05-15 07:30

    He is heartbroken because they got found out.

  • Noname - 2011-05-15 07:39

    I just want to see, if he will be "heartbroken" after election.

  • dannym - 2011-05-15 07:42

    I'll bet you're heartbroken!! Just like your heart broke when R200M is being spent to renovete your residence. Just like your heart broke when Shabby Shaik was on his death bed & you had him released. (Wish I could play golf at Mt Edgecome while I'm dying). Just like your heart broke when you saw your understudy, Malebe Malema, drinking Johnny Walker Black, wearing a Breitling time piece, living in a Sandton residence, driving a top of the range fancy SUV. Yeah, right!!! You should do something that adds value, like herd goats near Nkandla!!

  • Shorts1 - 2011-05-15 07:49

    Hopefully this pathetic excuse for a pResident of our country will have every reason to be totally 'heartbroken' after the results of next weeks election when he eventually realises that the vast majority of intelligent voters have shown him and his cadre cronies that they have had more than enough of the ANC's ongoing dysfunctionality and maladministration.

  • Nesomaniac - 2011-05-15 08:14

    Oh yeah! And I can down in last night's shower! Nothing but pre-election crocodile tears. Careful Zuma, your ancestors might not like you doing the crying bit!

  • Wes - 2011-05-15 08:19

    "I can now understand why some communities protest.Where have you been the last 17 years you dumb f***

  • Carl Muller - 2011-05-15 08:28

    Yes comrade, your comrades have been eating out in expensive hotels. The poor are suffering.

  • Daniel123 - 2011-05-15 08:29

    Mr. President there is a saying: "Be nice to the people on your way up, you may need them on your way down" Hope you were nice to the people because you're on the way down I think.

  • Evon - 2011-05-15 08:35

    F@#k. What next.

      Jakkals - 2011-05-15 15:36

      F@#K times two...lol

  • jwill - 2011-05-15 08:40

    Mr. President, Your ability to save face is shockingly inadequate. Let's just take a look at your approach of pleading "ignorance": If you truely didn't know, then you have basically acknowledged that the ANC is poorly managed....and/or you are not putting in any effort to make sure that you know what is going on in the media. Either way: it doesn't say much about you or the ANC Did you know that JFK started each and every day by reading several newspapers. And guess what: nowadays you also have the internet. This incident was no public secret, it has been reported on for MONTHS now. I'm sorry, Occam's Razor: it's more plausible that you didn't know and are simply trying to manipulate more people into thinking that you actually care. You Mr. President, are a disgrace to your title. May God have pity on the sheep that blindly believe every word that ooze from your mouth.