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Mazibuko election good for SA - Zuma

2011-11-01 11:07

Cape Town - The election of Lindiwe Mazibuko as the DA's parliamentary leader augurs well for South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

“I think this augurs well for South Africa,” Zuma said at a question and answer breakfast hosted by The New Age newspaper in Cape Town.

“I think it is an indication that our democracy works, as well as empowerment of women works, regardless of the background they come from.”

Mazibuko was elected for the position over the highly experienced Athol Trollip.

“I think the fact that you have an experienced male person who was a contender being defeated by a young lady goes a long way to show that democracy works in this country," Zuma said.

“It gives an opportunity to all South Africans of all ages to participate."

Zuma said the Democratic Alliance would not control the Western Cape permanently.

“People in the Western Cape have a particular taste in terms of politics. It is not a permanent issue.

“Rest assured once the ANC was in charge here, it was not permanent.

“Now the DA is in charge it cannot be permanent.”

Comments
  • Mike - 2011-11-01 11:11

    Fair comment Mr Pres

      thozamah - 2011-11-01 11:14

      hes been good for the past few months ,too bad he i still going

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 11:21

      Yes Zuma, start kissing her @ss because you know she will be kicking the ANC's pretty soon.

      Sganja - 2011-11-01 11:27

      hi Servaas,why you always commenting like that?

      George - 2011-11-01 11:32

      Maybe @Servaas is an experienced male ass kisser hence his obsession with negative energy and endless insults. If you are obsessed with kissing male asses do it privately and stop advertising your tastes to us all.

      Right - 2011-11-01 11:35

      @Mazibuko....please remember your FILE NUMBER at the NIA is 961773. Keep up the STERLING WORK sweetie!

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 11:36

      @Sganja: Well 1st of all I have no respect for Zuma, he has no credibility whatsoever and could not even put silly little Malema in his place. 2nd of all, if Zuma was innocent why did he not stand trial for the +700 corruption charges, he obviously swept his part of the arms deal clean before the investigation started, he appointed his own investigation team to investigate him (how funny) and then he wants to come hand out compliments?? WHAT a JOKE! Respect is EARNED. 2ndly, because I can!

      Aisha - 2011-11-01 11:53

      This Servaas person has a problem with every article that has a black person surname or Name on it, he is bitter for what i dont know, from now on pay attention to his comments you will see what i am talking about.

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 11:59

      No I do not, I am all for Mazibuko,she has back bone and I hope she makes the well needed impact to get the educated ANC supporters to vote DA. I cant' stand the incompetence, lies, crime and corruption of the ANC, they are very quick to point fingers, blame apartheid whatever. Is it my fault the ANC and YL is in MAJORITY of the articles (mostly because of corruption, zuma with his silly little case for a spilled drink as well as Malema that runs his mouth at 1000 km/h,limping one day and partying the next day in Mauritius (LOL -told you guys it was a publicity stunt)

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 12:05

      @Aisha: My dear, just because you believe all the bs the ANC tries to feed everyone and I do not, does not make me a bitter person, I am entitled to my opinion just as much as you are.

      Thulebona - 2011-11-01 14:08

      Servass is four words: attention seeking imbecile

  • Myvision - 2011-11-01 11:12

    Its good that the DA has taken Affairmative Action seriously, I agree with you Mr President.

      Servaas - 2011-11-01 11:23

      @Myvision: Fine, but the DA used their head and put someone competent in the position, unlike the ANC filling positions with clowns that can barely spell.. Funny how the DA is showing you how it is SUPPOSED to be done. Heck, our economy might even be stronger if it was done the way they DA does it.

      Justan - 2011-11-01 11:29

      What is there to copy Mike?????? The DA did one better, they actually put someone in who knows what they doing, and the ANC should copy them. This BS that DA copied the ANC.... please the DA is leading by a good example, sieving out corrupt officials and pointing out those in the ANC. Why would the DA want to copy anything from the corrupt burden on this country (the ANC)???

      Mike - 2011-11-01 11:39

      Justan sarcasm is what I intended please

      Justan - 2011-11-01 11:49

      In that case Mike, i apologize.

  • Justan - 2011-11-01 11:18

    If the Western Cape's average IQ was to stay the same then DA will still be here a long time, but if the ANC continues to move voters from other provinces with false promises of land and houses as they have been doing then the average IQ will drop and ANC will have more influence here in the WC…… Let’s hope that the WC becomes independent before that happens!!!

      Vagav - 2011-11-01 11:33

      Maybe then the average IQ in Jo'burg will go up and the DA can come up here? One can only hope...

      Marion - 2011-11-01 11:52

      Unless one is brain damaged IQ is always increasing based on what one is exposed to in life. If they took me into the middle of a rural area and did a 'rural survival' IQ test on me I would end up with an IQ of about 10. We should not be disparaging about the IQ's of people who have never had the benefit of education, as though they are inferior simply because they were not exposed to the same mental stimulation during the first 7 years of their lives.

      Myvision - 2011-11-01 11:52

      You hope the Western Cape becomes independent of what?

  • Peter - 2011-11-01 11:20

    No matter how great you try Mr. President, your exit plan has been drafted and completed.

  • Tim - 2011-11-01 11:25

    Wonder if Zuma will join the DA once he gets thrown from power during next year's NEC??

      msendi - 2011-11-01 11:34

      Like Mandela who voted COPE… I like dreams…

      Vagav - 2011-11-01 11:34

      ...hey do you think they will let him in? With so many women in charge of the DA, I think there will be too much temptation for him to focus on any job they give him...he he he!

  • Reshan - 2011-11-01 11:25

    So I guess Zuma has finally realised his goose is cooked.

  • newelld - 2011-11-01 12:08

    Almost the same as the ANC is currently "in charge" of the country, that also can't be permanent?

      Bob - 2011-11-01 12:30

      newelld, finally someone has hit the nail on the head, don't the ANC supporters understand how good it would be for this country to have a truly strong opposition party, one that could win an election if the other doesn't carry out their promises or is guilty of corruption such as this ANC government, this would benefit every single person in SA except of course the corrupt individuals that are fleecing this country at the moment.

  • Malcolm - 2011-11-01 12:43

    Too late for floor crossing Jacob. The DA wont have you, since you do not have the neccessary qualifications to belong. South Africa isn't a big cattle ranch. It doesn't need herd boys to run it. It needs first world mentality and integrity.

  • Malcolm - 2011-11-01 12:48

    Vagav, Jacob wont be interested in the type of job the women of the DA will give him. The type of job he always thinks of is best left to his 50 wives/ concubines.

  • Gwen - 2011-11-02 07:35

    I need a Break!! Why do they keep on talking about it? I also wondered why. Just like you, I was also puzzled every time they try to conceal it when they include it in the topic. All I know, This is the place for Travel insu ... Just do a G00GLE search for “TravelSureRevy” and click the first site that comes up.

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