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DA's Mazibuko blasts 'Zumaville'

2012-08-04 19:32

Johannesburg - The DA offered South Africans jobs while the ANC offered 'Zumaville,' parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Saturday.

"How can Zuma explain spending so much money on a single project while many people across the province find themselves without even the most basic services?" Mazibuko said in a speech prepared for delivery.

She was speaking in Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal about the Democratic Alliance's recently launched Plan for Growth and Jobs.
According to a report on Friday government was planning to build a new R2bn town in Zuma's home village of Nkandla. The town was dubbed 'Zumaville'.

Government would reportedly have to direct more than R1bn of taxpayers' money into the development while the other R1bn would be raised from the private sector.

Mazibuko said Zuma's Nkandla homestead was also being turned into a palace with underground tunnels to ensure his safety.

"The only thing Zuma should be afraid of is the high level of unemployment keeping so many people in KwaZulu-Natal in extreme poverty."

Mazibuko said the department of public works was spending R36m on Nkandla but "was slow" to help at Kokstad's local hospital.

Comments
  • paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 19:47

    Zuma is sounding more and more like a dicator. underground tunnels?

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-04 20:27

      Like Quadaffi and Sadam Hussein. The only difference is they had brains

      oscar.vanriel - 2012-08-05 07:56

      After '94 the only unbelievable thing that separated the South African leadership from the rest of the miserable continent is the fact that the presidents in power were willing to let go of their positions after being told so. I think Zuma is the first true African leader in power...he will pull a Mugabe on us, guaranteed.

      robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-08-05 18:10

      Those aren't underground tunnels! Come on folks - they are the drainage system for Mr Almighty's showers!

      vicker.man.5 - 2012-08-06 08:14

      Underground tunnels are for rats - sounds about right to me

      arthur.hugh - 2012-08-06 10:04

      "Zumaville" now available for PC and Mac. Build your village! New artificial intelligence, with pioneering team challenges like "work" - convince your sims to do stuff for themselves! And "Tenders" - who will get the bid? Now with auto-procreate and random back-stabbing mode.

      darryn.lahner - 2012-08-06 12:06

      What do you mean, "more and more"? He already IS a dictator.

      mbambo.shi - 2012-08-06 15:07

      When Malema implied, "Zuma is a Dictator", most people regarded him as being out of line. He also wispered to SA citizens that, The Spear is planning to build a New York City in his homestead Nkandla, and furthermore, he was crusified and expelled for alerting the taxpayers about such plan.

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      JournoSergio - 2012-08-07 11:26

      This sounds like a very slow-brewing civil war in progress. Politicians stealing as much money as they are physically able to. Arms deals. Underground bunkers... What's the plan Zuma? Create a war and then run and hide in the bunker?

  • rob.west.92123 - 2012-08-04 19:52

    Puckoff puckson,you too busibodi.

  • fdalana - 2012-08-04 19:54

    Mr Zuma!this is a republic,not a kingdom.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-08-04 19:57

    Underground tunnels ?its unbelievable

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-05 17:45

      this is what Saddam Hussein & Gudaffi did, look what happened to them, lol

  • isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-04 20:05

    I can see that not one of you cares about the poor, or the obvious commonsense and intelligence of this fabulouswoman. She's put your collective noses out of joint because she's bright and brilliant - AND A WOMAN!!! Seems jealousy and sexism are rampant in black society still.

      paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 20:17

      "Jans, after all you have to say, why is it you hide under a fake FB account?

      isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-04 20:21

      Oh dear Jans, still living in the Dark Ages? JZ is not exactly a vogue model either is he? And keep YOUR lies to yourself. The Constitution grants me the right to free speech and despite its best efforts the ANC hasn't managed to change it yet. Get your blinkers off and take the chip off your shoulder. If you can't see the ANC for the bloated monster that it is then I pity you.

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-08-04 20:34

      jans.opresser and you think that Zuma's addresses are said off by heart? Your a fool if you think Zuma rights anything himself. He is an un-inspiring and un-inspired man who is leading SA into a real a55r4p1ng of its people everyday he's in power. Your also a fool for thinking the cANCer is hepling it's people.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:29

      Isabel, wait a minute, I adore the young woman. Why do you think I don't care for the poor?.

  • eloise.botha - 2012-08-04 20:06

    It is very easy to find a solution for this problem, if you are a member of the ANC Government and you get caught stealing, mis using the ANC should refund the country! If you steal money from SARS they take it back with a force, so why cant we demand that the ANC fork out the dollars that caders steal, mis-use etc etc etc! Time to take a stand!

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-08-04 20:15

    Another smokescreen for corruption. A huge chunk of that money would disappear well before the first sod is turned.Why Inkandla when there are far more deserving villages around the country? Nepotism.

      isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-04 20:22

      Sad but true.

      paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 20:27

      True indeed!!!!

      alwyn.snyman1 - 2012-08-04 20:32

      zumaville? more like farmville, farming corruption yes.

      vincent.farrell1 - 2012-08-04 22:51

      Maybe all the jobless people should move there.

      CORNHOLIO - 2012-08-05 09:32

      give ruben a havana

  • azande.futhi - 2012-08-04 20:21

    One thing I will never understand is attempting to spend R2Billion on private jet and planning to spend R2billion on a project which seeks to convert inkandla to a town while the constitutional right to basic education cannot be realised because there is shortage of funds in education department. Zuma is selfish arrogant and mostly stupid president I ever came across. How the hell do one explain this madness to someone let alone your own self.

      paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 20:29

      Could not have said or thought of a better away to say this, true indeed.

      azande.futhi - 2012-08-04 20:44

      @paul, I rest my case on Zuma.

      nicolaas.baker - 2012-08-04 22:51

      @Azande, thanx for people like you that can see what Zoomer bloomer is doing. I think we should collectively ask the private sector to refuse contributing to this Bloomerville, should they continue, they will suffer the consequences of mass boycott of their businesses!

      tw2066 - 2012-08-05 05:54

      One thing I will never understand is that 60% of the population votes for the ANC, who Showerkop represents? What is with this? Do the population have some sort of masochistic leanings, do they enjoy being dominated or are they just too stupid to care??

      cristina.salva.7 - 2012-08-05 11:40

      Well said Azande!!

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-08-06 10:20

      The ANC have failed at one of their basic tasks to provide basic education ... even though education already gets the biggest slice of the budget. But hey, don’t worry because the president has ordered himself a R2billion jet & one for his deputy - and building himself an entire town for his five wives + 20 children. And the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga is still in her job…breathing??? She should be swung from the yard arm. Keelhauled. The entire useless ANC should be sacked. People should be in the streets demanding their blood! Back in the days of Apartheid they complained about the basic education they received that enabled them to go to any of the 21 universities & become something. People like Mandela, Gerwel, Ramaphele etc all got their university degrees because of apartheid education. I wonder what they will say if you tell them today that their education was inferior. Yet blacks were burning down the schools faster than we could build them and we were building schools to the tune of 600 classrooms per day! …Today the ANC are closing schools left right & centre… 900 schools per year.. 4500 public schools closed by the ANC in the last five years 27 schools closed in the Western Cape http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/01/19/thousands-of-schools-closed http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/closure-of-schools-a-last-resort-1.1318102 ”Pass one; pass all”… ”Liberation before education”… I hope they are happy now. They got the education they demanded.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-04 20:31

    underground tunnels to play hide nd seek with khulubuse and the many wives,kids and mistresses.....lol disney land for professor zooma...

      maokeng.mankge - 2012-08-04 21:42

      Lol plek mampatile mshini lol..

      Genet - 2012-08-05 11:47

      Oh, you guys are funny, nice to have a bit of lightheartedness in thes horrific goings on.

  • aiazmir - 2012-08-04 20:31

    The ANC are corrupt, self-serving and intent on destroying the economy of this country.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-08-04 20:38

    I'm so furious right now, so what I'm about to say may sound insensitive but what the hell. I don't care! May the tunnels cave in on his showerhead. Our hard earned money are being wasted and we're just accepting it. F@ck!

      isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-04 20:47

      I share your pain, Frans.

      Erna - 2012-08-05 01:08

      Nothing insentive about that at all. I share your sentiments 100%

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-08-04 20:47

    He seems to be so much more important than any other South African president we've ever had.More than Mandela himself

      paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 20:58

      More important in the corruption world, you are so right Sakhiwo!!!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-04 22:59

      Yep, no R2billion investment for Nqunu where, allegedly, the Nqunu residents weren't permitted to take part in Madiba's birthday celebrations.

      Erna - 2012-08-05 01:04

      He THINKS he is so much more important, but we all know he isn't. Every president should have a vision and leave behind a legacy. All zuma leaves behind are promises that come to nothing.

  • B.b. - 2012-08-04 20:51

    One must know the place called Inkandla and then start commenting. I've been to that place, yooo it's poor area. U can't even tell if the president was born from this area or nt

      pws69 - 2012-08-04 21:14

      B.b, agricultural employment has almost halved between 1993 and 2012 (1,16 million down to 656,000). Do you not realise that ANC policy has caused this, and therefore DIRECTLY resulting rural areas becoming much poorer? Think before you vote.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-04 21:57

      So is Qunu, Madiba's place of birth. But he did not use taxpayers' money to make it look like Hollywood the way showerhead is doing

  • pws69 - 2012-08-04 21:08

    Zuma is building his fiefdom for his retirement. Delusions of grandeur.

  • Zahir - 2012-08-04 21:09

    I don't see any difference between greed in zooma and the king mswati they live in luxury spending billions of our money while there subjects live and die from poverty

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-05 20:57

      For sure! He was once in the news for taking R600 from his back pocket and "donating" it to some poor soul who had nothing (like millions of South Africans" - what a disgrace!

  • tony.ezendam - 2012-08-04 21:10

    England was a kingdom, ruled by a king. Germany was an empire, ruled by an empror. We live in a country.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-04 21:55

      Good one and so true.

      andrew.martin.71619533 - 2012-08-05 12:21

      lol...a count u mean....

  • garth.langenhoven - 2012-08-04 21:15

    What Zuma's doing is undoubtedly wrong.. The question is whether they will or won't go ahead with this ridiculously expensive undertaking? We should have more people like Mazibuko in parliament.

  • yuu.mee.351 - 2012-08-04 21:16

    Lol damn right Siya! In the UK they use a nice term \CHOC-ICE\ dark on the outside white on the inside\r\n\r\nI ask myself who developed the urban areas,is it not a WHITE SA gov?\r\nNevermind,they are white so what ever they did was right,as much as you try so much to hate the ANC News24 racist users force you to defend it coz they use baseless assumptions that are based on race,creed and education ofwhich a blackman was disadvantaged by a whiteman,many of us find ourselves voting ANC just to show the whites we are majority not coz we believe in ANC,trust me,things only gonna get worse here in SA,push it

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-04 21:53

      Voting for destruction of the country just to sort out whites! You seem to forget that when things get worse, you are also going to suffer. What an idiot

      emile.marais - 2012-08-05 16:17

      @ yuu.mee We the 'minority' know that already. No sensible person would ever vote for the current ANC.

      belinda.smyth.9 - 2012-08-05 17:56

      you make as much sense as a potato my friend - not long before you will be re-classified.

      jacques.y.jordaan - 2012-08-05 21:46

      This has got to be the most senseless comment. "many of us find ourselves voting ANC just to show the whites we are majority not coz we believe in ANC". You would rather go down with a sinking ship than get on the life raft and save yourself. Total and utter nonsense, you my friend are what's wrong with this country. You are right, things are gonna get worse, cos 60% of the people have a mindset like you!

      baruch.spinoza.1042 - 2012-08-07 08:40

      Silly little troll. Just ignore him.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-08-10 00:30

      So sorry to have to point out to you Yuu.mee the white man educated the people. They established the schools and universities. They didn't find them here. The mission schools started 300 years ago. But it was the ANC who promoted revolution before education to encourage the children to neglect school and become child soldiers (Who by the way have fallen between the cracks and not been rehabilitated at any stage) Sadly the black man was disadvantaged by his own culture This is not to say by any means an inferior culture but certainly not the one you fondly imagine to have included reading and writing. The mere fact that you are able to use this forum is as a result of the white man's culture so stop hating and just enjoy the rights you have as a result of another white man idea namely democracy. You have been exposed to so much racist propaganda that you only think you are thinking for yourself.

      keith.roberts.98434 - 2012-08-27 06:04

      yuu.mee,I agree with your penultimate sentence. Heaven help us. Or if you are an atheist, Dawkins help us.

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-08-04 21:19

    It is so laughable that Zuma is trying to do that at the expense of our hardearned TAX and still all his Cherries are getting spousal allowance. He is the most costly president in the History of South Africa I think he is second to Former Zaire's President Mobuto Se Seko who did a mere Haircut for R15000. \r\nBut anyway he is riding the Gravy Train who cares!...

  • Bob.Cee123 - 2012-08-04 21:23

    Not to worry, the e-toll revenue will cover this. They'll see to that.

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-08-04 21:33

    Now you cn tell y dd h wanted Mbeki out so bad..Dis guy his real opportunist h shuld take Parliament,Union Building n Freedom Park to Inkandla..m enuf about dis President

  • paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 21:34

    I see the thread a lot of people creating fake Facebook accounts to respond, negatively, cowards thay are.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-08-04 21:38

      I saw that too.

      pws69 - 2012-08-04 21:40

      Hey, yuu.mme, aren't really Wan King, the cook at the local Chinese take out?

      paul.overmeyer - 2012-08-04 21:56

      yuu.mee.351 you happen to be one of them.

      belinda.smyth.9 - 2012-08-05 18:00

      so what are you? a hacker? let people express their opion in whatever form they wish and perhaps make a relevant statement.

      rhkriek - 2012-08-06 18:01

      And I have seen a lot characters throwing horrible insults at me and other individuals. They go about checking out facebook profiles, and then use what they saw to slate the living daylights out of people. No point trying to remind them to play the ball and not the player. Anyhow, agree with you on this totally.

  • heathercollender - 2012-08-04 21:46

    He is simply feathering his nest for when he is eventually voted out by the people who put him in power...

      louise.cook.127 - 2012-08-05 21:01

      So the Nandos chicken advertisement of the family in the underground hide-out for centuries isn't too far-fetched? Only in stead of putting the white father and son in the ad, Nando's should have put Zuma and the wives in it!

  • bishop.solitaire - 2012-08-04 21:48

    Zumaville really?? tree lined streets? when the basic needs of the poor is neglected.

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-08-04 21:55

    Time has come to stop paying tax coz there's enough money n d ANC dnt know wht to do wth it..We work hard for dis moola dnt pick it up frm street..

      cindy.dunn.9 - 2012-08-05 22:20

      I agree as tax payers of all colour and financial status. We should take our tax money back and find a way to make it for us and all that really wanna work. I pay soooo much tax and still have to worry how I'm gonna pay rent and feed my kids every night

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-08-04 22:06

    No need to spend so much tax payers money. Just erect the statue similar to the spear and it will be a tourist attraction. Use the profits to construct Zumaville.

      obakeng.molobi.75 - 2012-08-04 22:26

      Ha ha ha haaaAaaaaaaaaaa.

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-08-05 13:55

      You have a sense of humour. Kwaaa#falls off chair#

  • timothy.jenkin - 2012-08-04 22:15

    The race card once again. People replying to this thread could use something involving more intellect. I mean really \Fat\ and \Choc-ice\! Read a book and educate yourself. This is far from constructive debate. I can't believe I live around such a bunch of shallow minded people. Black and white looking 50 years down the line (DA) or just a party looking 50cm in their pockets. I have kids so I might just vote for a brighter future Thanks. Unbelievable really!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:39

      Timothy, Please add some constructive debate then. All you do is moan.

  • obakeng.molobi.75 - 2012-08-04 22:43

    Zuma is the worst thing that has ever happened 2 SA after apartheid.

      Erna - 2012-08-05 00:49

      Now you say so! You're all singing a different tune today but back in 2009 you were all so anxious to get rid of Mbeki that you were prepared to kill for zuma!

      rhkriek - 2012-08-06 18:04

      Big Up Brother!

  • mawetu.janda - 2012-08-04 22:47

    Other name is SHOWERVILLE.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-08-04 23:17

    This neanderthal no-brainer should stop trying to think! He belongs in a mental institution as there is no cure for an obvious case of NPD {Narcissistic personality disorder}\r\nIn a 'Nut'shell:\r\n\r\nReacts to criticism with anger.\r\n\r\nMay take advantage of others to reach his own goal.\r\n\r\nTends to exaggerate their own importance, achievements, and talents.\r\n\r\nImagines unrealistic fantasies of success, power, intelligence.\r\n\r\nRequires constant attention and positive reinforcement from others.\r\n\r\nLacks empathy and disregard the feelings of others.\r\n\r\nObsessed with oneself.\r\n\r\nMainly pursues selfish goals.\r\n\r\nSets unrealistic goals.\r\n\r\nWants \the best\ of everything.\r\n\r\nAppears as tough-minded or un-emotional.\r\nNeed I say more... Zoom-zoom!

  • jimi.harrison.7 - 2012-08-04 23:30

    Why not invest this money on all existing townships water and electricity supply????? This will make a good going away present!

  • dumisani.mbense - 2012-08-04 23:36

    at least Zuma is looking after his home town unlike other politicians and people in general once they succeed they do not even want to mention where they came from. what is Lindiwe Mazibuko doing for his home town anyway

      Erna - 2012-08-05 00:43

      Lindiwe is not being given R2billion on a silver platter, is she? And by the way, this is not zuma doing this, or paying for it so don't give him the credit!

      dumisani.mbense - 2012-08-05 01:10

      The project is a brainchild of masibambisane rural develpment chaired by zuma and I hope you are answered

      Erna - 2012-08-05 01:23

      Just because he chairs the organisation doesn't mean it is his brainchild. You give him too much credit - you have to have a brain to have a 'brainchild'. In any case, even if he should be responsible, it's easy to have grandiose plans when using othe people's money!

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-08-05 07:11

      what is Lindiwe's home town by the way? She does not look Zulu to me at all, maybe a ZULU op my stoep.

      Billy - 2012-08-05 13:16

      your comments are the quivalent of an american hillbilly. you are backwards

  • aphiwe.mayola - 2012-08-05 00:06

    Def don't think most of the ppl who will end up voting 4 Zuma know bwt this, I doubt that the sabc reported on it or will. Wish we could have a pirate station that exposes all the politrix n the role players in all 11 official languages, a station that would thoroughly explain the magnitude n dynamics of these politicians actions. Plz don't say that they won't care coz they don't pay tax n rely on government grants coz an injustice is an injustice and any person would see how this is just not ryt! Am all 4 rural development but is Nkandla the poorest rural area in SA? How convenient!

      dumisani.mbense - 2012-08-05 00:26

      sabc reported about this long time, now you can save your money do not build that station

      aphiwe.mayola - 2012-08-05 10:08

      Thank u Dumisani, but did they give the specs? Ie the amount 2 be spent and the whereabouts of this project, the fact that it is home 2 Jacob? It was probably some ambiguous, romanticised fairytale report. Am not buying it. Don't worry, I won't have 2 spend money, pirate stations tend 2 be exactly that, pirate!

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-05 00:12

    He is moving Reserve Bank to Nkandla in a snail pace,second term means Nkandla will be a Metro

  • dave.willard.79 - 2012-08-05 00:37

    All the houses will have to have showers installed.....

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-05 03:38

    We have a peckerhead for president who in typical African fashion feathers his own clans nest..and tars the road to his mud hut !! Zuma you are a disf*ckengrace !!

      ramjiet - 2012-08-05 06:19

      our public hospitals is a disgrace,nothing to say about education system yet the morons what to throw soo much!

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-08-05 09:15

      Yes this is Africa if u 4got, nd u were never invited

  • twetwisa - 2012-08-05 06:44

    I dnt care wht Casanova does wf his money bt it bcomes a problm wen this man use our tax 2 buil his retirement pallace,bcoz he's he wnts his wives 2b closer 2 him so tht wen thy go 2 twn it takes only 10munites,I mean these bodyguards cnt b trusted.instead of buildin zumville/zumburg/zumstad,he mst prioritise their financial in Lipompo we hv education fiasco n in th EC we a massive health problms

  • ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-08-05 06:51

    The DA offered South Africans jobs while the ANC offered 'Zumaville.If da is offering jobs then U need to be white to get those jobs.I'm in WC here to get a good job or contract or tender by municipality they check ur skin colour so I don't agree with mazibuko.

      Gray Braatvedt - 2012-08-05 07:01

      Ntloko I have a bit of news for you. That is a law passed by your beloved ANC. They called it Affirmative Action, then BEE and now BBBEE. A turd by any other name smells just as bad.

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-08-05 07:02

      No, you don't have to be white to get the jobs but behave like white in a black skin. Mazibuko does not think she is black. She is happy to be treated like royalty in the WC than in KZN

      ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-08-05 09:26

      Gray we need AA I think it fair u know that in da olden days only 1 race was allowed to work in certain position so we need to fix that that's why I don't understand ppl like mazibuko why they r with DA which doesn't want AA and BEE.maybe they say what was done was fair

      Gray Braatvedt - 2012-08-05 10:23

      The 'idea' of BEE is 'empowerment' not embezzlement. 18 years is way long enough for youngsters to be educated properly and realize that it is hard work and responsible business ethics that create wealth for everyone. Corrupt tenders and jobs for cadres destroys the economy and kills jobs. the AA model hasn't worked in any country before and it certainly isn't working on SA.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:43

      Ntloko, maybe your credentials are what is keeping you from getting a good job or a tender. Are you one of those who come without what is requiered and expect hand outs? If so then the Cape is not for you.

      wo0two0t - 2012-08-06 11:53

      ntloko - Here in the Cape we like to hire the best person for the job not the blackest person for the job. That doesn’t help the company progress it only helps the BEE score card. If we find a black capable person great but they are like hens teeth to find - most of them are lazy and expect so much - basically a very poor work ethic not all of them though.

      nicolaas.baker - 2012-08-06 20:41

      @DOMNTLOKO, Is it perhaps that you did not qualify by the set criteria that you now come and claim that to get a job or contract you have to be white? The fact is, you banked on the fact that you are black and should be given the tender, whether you qualify or not! Why don't you go and demand a tender or a job from Bloomer, see that he is using our tax money to build his retirement harem!

      lothar.woehler.3 - 2012-08-27 02:21

      Ntloko, the country is in the state it is due to giving jobs to blacks that isn't trained or have any experience for the posts they are filling. call it a racist remark if you like, but it is a proven fact. DA is ruling WC - there everything works, hospitals are clean and functioning properly, budgets balance and kids have their textbooks. What about the other 8 provinces under anc control?

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-08-05 07:03

    Zumas supporters defending his plans but when they not happy with service delivery because all that money being spent to build his town they will torch municipal buildings , if you agree with his plans now don't complain when there is no money in the future

  • Jerry Khomotso Mojela - 2012-08-05 07:22

    The best thing that the ANC can do is to select a new party leader with brains.this is the most crucial thing it has to do this far.Re electing Zuma as a candidate will be the downfall of the ANC.It is no longer about being pink or yellow,its about whats best for this country.Its 18 years post apartheid,we are in desperate need of an intellectual leader!No youth has faith in Zuma!Research says it all,he is the wrong man at the wrong place at the wrong time yet to prove himself innocent in court.#my view#

      Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-05 07:34

      Your view sucks ,we don t know your capabilities and come in these platforms and claim to be clever than the other people,we the card carrying members will vote or oust him,we know his capabilities,with him or without him we still gonna win the following elections,support your Madam and Eve party

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-05 11:52

      @Jerry ~ A new party leader will not make any difference whatsoever. The best thing that the cANCer can do is F.O.A.D.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:49

      Phumilani said like real ANC voting cattle. Yes, siree we carry cards, not all of us remember to pay our contributions but hell we will vote because we think we are the only ones who have a say in the matter. Grow up.

  • Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-05 07:46

    Walls of Jericho hen,yes he s our African president in an African country by African people,yes we mandated them to also concentrate on rural development,your sisters need to concentrate on the Cape Flats ,the drugs heaven,we dont ve such in kzn thats why we are developing

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-05 08:47

      KZN is ravaged by Aids. Is building Zumaville going to result in a cure? Shouldn't Zuma has built hospitals, clinics and employed staff to educated the rural people about such things as Aids' prevention instead

      djmain1 - 2012-08-05 23:38

      @themba - Nah - he doesn't need to - he's having showers installed in all new homes. Phansi cANCer, phansi!!!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:52

      Phumilani, the drug problem in the Cape is because that is where the money is. In KZN they smoke dry tea leaves. Damn good developing, children in schools without toilets. We sure are making progress. Give me a break.

  • Peace Mnkandla Dlulumthetho - 2012-08-05 07:51

    i thot there was so much democracy,woeva is in power is voted in by the masses,oh yes a man of the people,maybe its time guys u stopped bing pulled by yo noses and critically analyse ur candidates,for yo own sake and future of yo children,stop using emotions and apply the brain power!!!

  • mphozana.manfred - 2012-08-05 09:20

    People please, this is not about a rural area being developed, but inkandla, have you noticed how developement in this village is fast tracked? Zuma is not a chief of this village but a president of south africa, he should do one thing there and move to another village to do something else, now its inkandla, then iqunu, back to inkandla, mzimkhulu, back to inkandla, mzinoni, back to inkandla etc, this is bull crap, 2billions for mswati, 2billion for imf, 2billion for his jet, 2billion for inkandla, the duke has been spoonfed a 2billion rands, nothing more...

      Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-05 09:51

      People pls educate yourself so that we dont end up talking to you as if we are talking to the first year s,one is talking about the imf money ,etc,Zuma is part of the collective they sit down discuss issues and come up with decisions ,so you are making a borring noise

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-08-05 11:17

      Poor phumlani, i like your noise, very entertaining i must say, shows uve invested a lot of education in yourself. But hey allow me to add on your... The head of state will ultimately be held responsible for whatever the collective may decide on, you are so well educated but surely u cant knw everything broer

      djmain1 - 2012-08-05 23:41

      "but surely u cant knw everything broer" - it's obviaaas!

      rhkriek - 2012-08-06 18:10

      Zuma planning to invest in one village is an insult to all the poor people in this country. Maybe if the government brooded on a policy to develop hundred villages, create infra-structure and industry, then we might have been impressed. It has been done successfully before in Korea. Yet, Zuma chose his hometown. I can see him laughing at us already.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-08-10 01:08

      Spot on. Such clear thinking!

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-08-05 09:22

    Rural development is in the budget, Zumaville is paid by private sector nd rural development only pays half, don't be stupid Lindiwe

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 10:58

      Kenny, private sector???? Are you naive or stupid?. Rural development? I can just see this poor woman who can't feed her children being amazed by the new shoppinng mall while her children are still going hungry. Calling Lindiwe stupid is hilarious coming from you.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-08-10 01:10

      ?????????????????

      lothar.woehler.3 - 2012-08-27 01:58

      That billion can be distributed fairly amongst all provinces. Not on only one godforsaken little dump! Do you realize how.much money R 1 billion actually is? Probably not.

  • pws69 - 2012-08-05 09:23

    I see we have the entire ANCYL brains trust out comment against the DA here. Sheesh, with the level of intellect on display, it is no wonder Malema could pull the wool over their eyes for so long, and continuing plundering our tax money while they all chant "Viva" when he says he cares about the poor.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-05 11:54

      One can't help but pity people like Phumlani Madlala. The ignorance is just astounding.

      timothy.jenkin - 2012-08-05 12:13

      Oh please put the money into education, we could then have South Africans black and white inventing, creating and truely having something to offer our future nation. Phumlani I pray that one day people like you can see further than their noses. The race card will not do much for our future. You're simply trying to destroy....

  • thembsie.thembi - 2012-08-05 09:55

    Eix 2bn 4 Nkandla nt 4creating jobs,dis is so unfair man!

  • ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-08-05 10:00

    Ppl we must understand she is wrking for madam as soon she doesn't do her job she is fired.

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-08-05 10:26

      Idiot.com, yes you!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 11:00

      Ntloko, at least she is working, what is your excuse?.

      rhkriek - 2012-08-06 18:17

      Bet you would say the same to any empowered black woman speaking her mind against the ANC.

      lothar.woehler.3 - 2012-08-27 01:50

      Ag shame! You should go find a.miesies to work for! Then you at least have a job...

  • Andre - 2012-08-05 10:03

    Allow Zumaville to be constructed,let his people move and live in peace and allow them to stay in streets named after their Comrades! Just imagine what fun it would be to rename the town and the streets in a few years to Mazibukotown and Jan van Riebeeck street, Piet Retief street etc when a Governement of common sense will take over! Something to look forward to folks...

      Phumlani Madlala - 2012-08-05 10:15

      dream on Andre not in this life time,we rectify our mistakes and carry on,remember we ve got intelligence in our disposal that s why your brothers and uncles of boeremag are in the dark cells as we speak,organise another coup we will find you and put you in isolation

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-05 11:56

      Phumlani ~ It's no pipe dream. The cANCer voters are starting to open their eyes and see cANCer for the filth that it is. Best you climb on the bandwagon before it's too late for you. Shake your head really hard and let your ears klap your brain awake.

      blaque.rose2 - 2012-08-05 12:53

      Andre are u that much of a follower of Zuma that ur blinded to the reality of this situation? Heh monna I'm telling u that Zumaville will not change the fact that those people will still receive poor service delivery, this is South Africa and ANC has blinded its followers with their shiny cars and big houses. Anyway I digress. 2bn can be used to develop a lot of areas, fine we get that there should be rural development and in many places it has started but now this ish is just too much, there are hospitals nd schools that need renovations, children needing to be taught, hospitals that are patient friendly, they keep building new buildings where they cud save more by fixing what's already there. And fine let's say hypothetically ths Zumaville happens, are we all gonna be going there also to seek \fortune\? I don't think so, this is clear cut corruption in the sense that how could he just do ths huge magnificent town there? Nd u think learned people from Nkandla living in jhb will come bk home, cos now Nkandla is a the New York of RSA? Lol pls man, having streets renamed don't change jack, ANC is just wasting money on ish that aint necessary.its like painting ur house while there's still cracks, there are places which are more desperate than ths new development.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-06 11:02

      Phumilani 'rememeber we have intelligence in our disposal' Damn right bro, down the drain it went.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-08-06 14:38

      Jacqui, Phumulani's grammar says different.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-08-05 10:21

    Zumaville or Showerville? And it must be total greed and selfshness.

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-08-05 10:24

    Rural must be develop so lindiwe live us your people in Swaziland are suffering go an tell your king that nonsense.Your king failed to give your fellow people their rights

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-08-10 01:19

      Millos Mpofu is this an argument or sensible debate? No just silly petulant insults. The mark of a small intellect.