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SA only country fighting corruption: Zuma

2012-02-16 18:40

Cape Town - South Africa is the only country with a "programme" to fight corruption, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Replying to points raised in the National Assembly during debate on his State of the Nation address, Zuma said it was "important to emphasise that most of the corruption you read about in the media is exposed as a result of the work of government and its agencies".

Amid laughter from opposition benches, he continued: "What we should remember is that South Africa is the only country that has a programme to fight corruption. It's not being fought anywhere else.

"And that's why you can't read about corruption in other countries. It's a reality. South Africa has a programme to fight corruption and it is fighting it," he said.

Dedicated programme


"You must be saying 'well done government'. We're one of the countries in the world that has a dedicated programme of fighting corruption."

Zuma said the anti-corruption task team, consisting of representatives from security agencies, was investigating 45 corruption-related priority cases against 151 people.

Assets of more than R600m had been seized.

More than R1bn worth of assets obtained through illicit means had been forfeited in the past two years.

Since the inception of the national anti-corruption hotline managed by the Public Service Commission, a total of 1 499 officials had been charged with misconduct for corrupt activities at national and provincial government levels.

In addition, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was probing cases arising from 23 proclamations, relating mainly to procurement irregularities in government departments nationally, provincially, and also in some public enterprises.

"We have split the function of heading the SIU and the Asset Forfeiture Unit to improve focus and output," Zuma said.

"Let us work together to promote clean governance and remove corruption in the public service and society in general."

Comments
  • Russell - 2012-02-16 18:44

    Yeah Right!!!!

      Max - 2012-02-16 19:10

      With this statement he has erased any existing doubt, he is an imbecile.

      lindz.kok - 2012-02-16 19:22

      moses i seriously question your level of inteligence, its plain to see that this man is grasping at straws the same way you are when you atempt to debate with inteligent people.

      Kim - 2012-02-16 19:31

      We all know the saying: Who is watching the watchers?

      Tooka - 2012-02-16 19:36

      Exactly - if it were working like he says, he himself would be in jail

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:56

      A programme, much like the line up on SABC. It's full but lacks any real substance.

      John - 2012-02-16 20:33

      SA only country with such a corruption Zuma !!!!

      Jarryd - 2012-02-16 21:56

      I'm torn between praising him for trying to promote the fight against corruption... and rolling on the floor with laughter. "It's not being fought anywhere else." JZ missed his calling as a comedian.

      ronald.stilianou - 2012-02-16 21:58

      This idiot reminds me of pres. Bush

      Mo - 2012-02-16 22:52

      The scary part about all this is that he actually believes himself. Oh my. Is this really the best person the ANC could come up with to be to be their president and hence, the country's??? Why can the job not go to some of the intelligent leaders in the ANC, because there are.

      Anthony - 2012-02-16 23:33

      I like you Mr Zuma, but hey, sometimes you can be outrageously funny !!!

      Spyker - 2012-02-17 02:49

      @ronald.stilianou It is more like he makes Homer Simpson look like Stewie Griffin...

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-02-17 10:26

      Mr Zuma, if you were serious about fighting corruption, submit yourself to the courts.Your corupt partner has already been found guilty of giving you money. Set a good example and have your day in court like, on many occasions, you have asked for. Go ahead and make South Africa's day.

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-02-17 12:00

      Mr Zuma, Out of the thousands of reported incidents of corruption, how many have made it to the courts, how many people are in jail as perscribed by law, how much has been recovered? Consider the Arms deal, EP school feeding scheme, various government house building projects, mining rights deals, your nephew and Aurora mining, and many mant more. The only ones that have gone to court , the guilty parties are back at work in parliament, masquerading as 'fit and proper' representitives of the ANC and it's poor misled voters. If you are 2 days late submitting your tax forms, you are fined more than the people who steal your tax money. Makes you think, doesn't it.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 18:46

    "SA only country flighting corruption: Zuma" On the nose, brother!

      lindz.kok - 2012-02-16 19:25

      yip so true we are the only country that has that problym lol, sorry for dumbing down you statement not many on here can read between the lines.

      Michele - 2012-02-16 19:59

      Aaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... sorry. We must respect the guy who dances in a skirt at his 5th wedding. And tells us he is fighting corruption. AAAAAAAAAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......

      SaintBruce - 2012-02-16 20:41

      He omitted to qualify his statement - "South Africa is the only country with a program to EMBED corruption!" It is called ... Liberation, I think. So besides being laughed at all he had to do was provide the balance to the issue...LOL. Now I can use an old Biblical saying : "A house divided against itself, will fall." Jesus said when asked if the Devil could cast out the Devil! What the 'devil' is going on in our Presidents head?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 21:00

      We all know what goes on in our President's head, SaintBruce. What goes on in his mind, is not so clear, though.

      SaintBruce - 2012-02-16 22:53

      He has a mind ??? I thought he lost that long ago!

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-16 18:47

    He must be fooling himself, if he was fighting corruption so to speak, him and many in government would be unemployed.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-16 21:20

      Who is this Zuma? Is he this little funny illiterate grade 7 guy who broke up the Scorpians cos they were proving to be an embarrasment to corrupt polititians..and Oh yes! isn't he the guy who wants to gag everybody and everything so that corruption can go unhindered while the press and whistle blowers are gagged. Where is the "Public Protection clause that will make government transparent. I can't believe that, even with his mental deficiancy, he can make such silly statements and lie like that...Actually I enjoyed the laughter of the opposition. I also think he's a joke.

      Putin the " - 2012-02-16 21:26

      Lol

      John - 2012-02-17 04:12

      @alansmart, Isn't this the same cretin who is dodging corruption charges himself?

  • Henry - 2012-02-16 18:47

    Bwhahahahahahaha....0_0....bwhahahahhahahhahaha...0_o

      Julia - 2012-02-16 19:37

      Pretty much what I said!

  • jc.smit - 2012-02-16 18:49

    Not really fighting it very succesfully...

      John - 2012-02-17 04:16

      jc, never had any intention doing so, he's just blowing smoke out of the shower rose.

      VoiceOfReason - 2012-02-17 15:12

      Once he has learnt to fight his way out of a wet paper bag then he'll have a try.

  • Motho - 2012-02-16 18:50

    lol

  • Andrew - 2012-02-16 18:50

    WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAID WAS THAT WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT HAS TO HAVE A CORRUPTION UNIT TO STOP IT BECOMING BANKRUPT.

      Heiku - 2012-02-17 09:43

      I believe you have hit the nail right on the head there Andrew.

  • Burtfred - 2012-02-16 18:51

    SA is also the only country that appointed the President knowing full well that he is corrupt.

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:15

      The President is CORRUPT! Zuma... now disprove it!! Ha! Ha!

      Vegi - 2012-02-16 19:23

      Corruption is not part of our heritage.

      Malcolm - 2012-02-16 19:35

      Perhaps not Vegi, but it certainly IS part of your legacy.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:58

      And part of your culture, Vegi!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-16 21:23

      @Vegi.. You right for a change.. It's in your genes, has been for centuries

  • Kim - 2012-02-16 18:53

    Zuma, if it was not for the media and the public your ministers would get away with Billions. Clean up your house before you start making statments like this. You make yourself look a complete idiot. Your own justice system is corrupt. So keep on fighting corruption and point that finger back at yourself.

      Burtfred - 2012-02-16 18:57

      Kim, I love it when you talk dirty. I'm getting all exited.

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:20

      @ Burtfred - Please stick to the program! Down, boy!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:30

      Zuma's cabinet ministers laugh behind his back all the time

      Burtfred - 2012-02-16 19:47

      But Glyn just look at the biscuit - I can't help myself!

      Johnson - 2012-02-16 21:16

      I think what he is trying to say is rest in piece we have it under control because there is nil political will to eradicate it from the part of the ANC - I really thought that Satan was the king of the lie, seems he can take a few lessons from Mr. ZUMA

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-16 21:30

      LOL Burtfred and Glyn..somebody may just be getting a bit wet as well!

      John - 2012-02-17 04:34

      Kim, you go girl we need more women to contribute their feelings too.

  • Clive - 2012-02-16 18:54

    We might have a "programme", but we're not applying it. Much like all the other plans and programmes which produce little more than hot air.

      Sharon - 2012-02-16 19:55

      It is like any law or rule, if it is not enforced, it is worthless

      valcooperRSA - 2012-02-16 20:27

      @clive....its called brain farts

  • Tallica7 - 2012-02-16 18:54

    Lol the only country you cam read about it! But. All while they are pushing for the secrecy bill? Fighting and losing!

  • Whitty - 2012-02-16 18:55

    Someone suture Zuma's mouth. Other ethnic groups are already looking down on us and he is making things worse. Ladies and Gentlemen do not associate my people with Zuma...please....

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 20:38

      Well then stop voting for him.

      frank.hartry - 2012-02-16 21:45

      Gerhard. 2300 ANC delegates voted for Zuma at Polokwane in 2007. The 23 million voters had no say. Whitty had no say in the matter unless he is an ANC delegate, The undemocratic system of voting in this country is crazy. Its a jobs for pals system and the reasom why the politicians are unacciyntable and looting the state coffers. They do not have constuencies. Do you know the name of your MP? i WOULD BE SURPRISED IF YOU DO.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-17 07:59

      My MP or my ward councillor? My ward councillor is Hendrik Terblanche from the DA.

  • SaTyRLoliCoN - 2012-02-16 18:56

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      Whitty - 2012-02-16 19:20

      Burt, why are you jealous you (____O____)

      Craig - 2012-02-17 13:37

      Eish....

  • Johan - 2012-02-16 18:56

    This is just the most insane comment ever. One step forward (with malema) and ten steps back (pieter mulder and now this corruption issue)

  • ThandaMzansi - 2012-02-16 18:57

    The ANC is the only political party fighting for corruption you say? Indeed.

      K0BUSL - 2012-02-17 09:51

      Yip, they are fighting for the right to continue foreva

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-02-16 18:57

    No Mr.Zuma, there should be NO corruption to start with, let alone a programme to fight it.

  • Gavin - 2012-02-16 18:58

    HILARIOUS !!! He clearly has no clue what goes on in the rest of the world. Zuma, take a little peep at what happened to British MP's that cheated their expenses. Those who claimed expenses that were slightly "dubious" were forced to repay them. Those who cheated/claimed expenses fraudulently were jailed. The government has now brought in a system that forces every single MP to publish their expenses 'Online' so that they can stand up to public scrutiny. THAT, is fighting corruption.

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:24

      He says what his PR man tells him to say.

      frank.hartry - 2012-02-16 19:58

      More recently a minister in the UK government voluntarily resigned because he and his wife are accused of interferring in the process of a speeding ticket they received in 2005. Meanwhile back in South Africa, ex minister Sicelo Shiceka is not obliged to pay back the million rands of taxpayers money he used [stole] to travel to a Swiss jail to visit his drug mule girlfriend. He is still a member of parliment on a salary of R85,000 per month and massive tax free perks paid for by the taxpayers he stole from. AND the 200 members of parliment of ALL political parties in the travelgate scandal, refused to pay back the taxpayers money they stole, so parliment has written it off. All politicians in South Africa are corrupt in my opinion.

      norman.buchalter - 2012-02-16 20:45

      HEAR HEAR!!

  • Warren - 2012-02-16 18:59

    The President is right, South Africa has a programme to fight corruption simply because corruption is on its worst levels ever.

      valcooperRSA - 2012-02-16 20:31

      @warren...yes they becoming better at it...more corrupt

  • Wesley - 2012-02-16 19:00

    Dream on

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 19:00

    Our program to fight corruption is called the PIB. Just watch. Soon you will see that there is no more corruption in our country.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 19:14

      I'm enjoying this!

      Heibrin - 2012-02-17 01:00

      You are entirely correct in saying that there will soon be no more corruption in our country: there will be nothing left to steal.

  • John Murray McKay - 2012-02-16 19:02

    Oh I need to lay down after reading that

  • Wendy - 2012-02-16 19:03

    I wonder if Zuma actually believes himself?

  • Swapie - 2012-02-16 19:05

    Yeah, and there is a man in the moon.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-02-16 19:05

    SA only country fighting corruption? Could have fooled me. We have 3 bankrupt provinces due to corruption.

  • isabelle.menzies - 2012-02-16 19:09

    it is not yet the 1st of April.......................

      Sharon - 2012-02-16 19:59

      Yes, Isabelle, I must admit, I never knew JZ had such a great sense of humour. He must be yanking all of our chains!!

  • Mboneni - 2012-02-16 19:10

    When we do not read about corruption in other countries,is because it is under control,but here in South Africa corruption is also tearing the ANC apart and the govt is becoming disfunctional.The situation is out of control

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:28

      Who cares a damn about corruption in other countries! This country is MINE! And the anc is corrupt, and they are in government. And I do not like it. So I am voting them out! Join me! Vote the anc OUT!

  • christian.helberg - 2012-02-16 19:10

    LOL bull, that is the bigest joke EVER!!!!!

  • Willie Botha - 2012-02-16 19:11

    Funny. There is a couple of corruption cases in African countries going on and we all know how the bigger countries take it very seriously. Well almost everyone ...

      Mzwandile - 2012-02-16 19:23

      This makes you feel better. America is the most corrupt country but it is being covered up. George Bush family have secret interest in Saudi Arabia. This is s fact

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:44

      So George Bush is/was corrupt. Does that mean that it is ok for Zuma to be corrupt? Not a Damn!!! I do NOT COMPARE South Africa wit the USA.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 20:03

      America may well be corrupt, but I don't live in America. So, Mzwandile, you admit SA is corrupt but that makes it ok as long as you can point out a few other examples. Seriously? So when you take a poo in your pants, it's ok because hundreds of two year olds do it?

  • Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:12

    Pull the other leg! Ha! Ha! Tell a lie often enough and some body will believe you! Reopen the Arms Corruption case!!!! Have a live debate on this topic!!!!!

  • Brainbow Gold - 2012-02-16 19:12

    This is ridiculous. Zapiro, please turn up the heat on this clown!

  • Vegi - 2012-02-16 19:14

    Corruption is a foreign phenomena which has taken root in South Africa with the arrival of foreign influences. Corruption was virtually unkown to our people whose daily dealings were characterised by honesty. Corruption originated in Europe. It is only those people who had an entrenched tradition of benefitting from things that do not belong to them, the very root of corruption. For instance Susan Delique mentioned that Alain Thetard and the leadership of Thales were stunned that South Africa was investigating the Arms Deal kick backs. They did not understand why a long standing European business tradition of paying kick backs to get lucrative contracts was construed as corruption. They all thought that the South Africans were naive to regard kick backs as corruption because it is an accepted business practise in France and in the whole of Europe including the UK.

      Swapie - 2012-02-16 19:17

      Okay, so corruption may be a foreign, evil thing but damn! our people took to it like its the only thing that matters. Does that then not show our real character?

      Lara - 2012-02-16 19:28

      Why is Africa so eager to take up all these practices from the evil West? Kickbacks mean inequality. It means the one who is prepared to pay gets the contract. And a company who doesn't pay, but can render a better service gets dropped. That is dishonest, no matter what you want to call it. It would seem South Africa has taken to all the evils of capitalism like a MP to Johnnie Walker. And that is your problem, no-one else's.

      Riedwaan Jefferies - 2012-02-16 19:31

      That's right Vegitable, blame the white man, blame apartheid etc. Anybody that has a brain can distinguish between right and wrong. Ben Ali, Gadaffi, Hosni Mubarak together with their comrades and families stole bigtime for decades whist in power. It is no different to SA, if elected, you have 4 years to enrich yourself and longer if you don't get caught.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:37

      It is a well known fact that african chiefs sold their subjects to slave traders for glass pearls, knives and guns. How corrupt is that?

      Cracker - 2012-02-16 19:39

      @ Vegi You talk your usual crap! One implication of your BS reasoning is that the people exposed to the so-called foreign influences took to it like fish to water. Corruption is corruption. No matter where or how it originated. One would have thought that at least the ANC with its so-called (high sounding) morals would have resisted corruption. What is it that they so willingly and easily fell foul to the same vices that you accuse others of? Were they just waiting for that opportunity? So gullible to outside influences and dishonesty? You have no conception of history and what drives people. The antithesis to corruption should be a caring attitude in favor of honesty and the well-being of others. According to your logic the latter immediately gave way at the slightest whiff of the chance at self-promotion and and self-enrichment, nogal brought on by the evil whites. All the good intentions immediately down the drain and bugger the rest of society, the poor ones included. In other words, according to your reasoning the participants in corruption were ripe - over ripe, in fact - to discard their good qualities at the drop of a penny. This is a childish, obvious response to a childish and obvious silly comment by a very immature vegi. How's your attempts at stealing a farm progressing? Or are you just a silly little dreamer caught up somewhere in circumstances you dislike in front of an illegally obtained PC?

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:48

      Africa did not have something called MONEY, therefore there was no corruption. Shaka did not have corruption, he just tossed delinquents over the cliff!! Zuma... jump over the cliff!

      karen.cigana - 2012-02-16 19:52

      @ Vegi, what you are saying, they are offering it and we must take it?? Even the Tribal Authorities are corrupt and they date back years ago and they did not receive anything from Europe.

      Scouter - 2012-02-16 19:54

      Vegi - get a life, before the opportunity passes you by.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 20:05

      And Vegi manages to blame corruption in our goverment on white people. It wasn't me, it's those damn colonialists that took all our farms....

      Tasmee - 2012-02-16 20:29

      Dishonesty is a an individuals actions influenced by his own state of mind and value systems.All human beings are born with the ability to distinguish right from wrong, and if your theory states that the tribes were not born with the ability to commit evil deeds, then dear VEGI, you guys were clearly in the garden of EDEN! Untainted and born without blemish. Wow, now the ANC and its followers are all saints too!

      barabus2012 - 2012-02-17 11:14

      @Vegi, stop making excuses for your innocent cadres. Whether it came from the west or the east or the friggin moon, your cadres / comrades have taken to it like flies on cr@p. Simply put vegetable, they are corrupt! They deal in corruption!

      Paula - 2012-02-17 14:00

      Vegi I suggest you start eating your veggies that will probably assist in you restoring a bit of your bloody brain cells.How many times has promises been made and remain unfulfilled but you continue living in your oblivious little world.While you are at it perhaps ask Zuma to sponsor you a few garden tools BLACK EMPOWERMENT...

      Balan - 2012-03-20 16:26

      @ Vegi, Your cANCer government influenced that arms deal corruption with that French company

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-02-16 19:14

    Why?

      Mantsho - 2012-02-16 19:55

      Dont you have the toys to play with?

  • Mzwandile - 2012-02-16 19:14

    Actually if you care to listen to the President, this was a frank acknowledgement that we have a serious problem of corruption. Corruption is happeing all over the world and many countries of the world are in denial. Zuma is right we are the only country to acknowledge this ad have measures to deal with it. Thank you Mr President you are inspiring us all.

      Sinudeity - 2012-02-16 19:24

      3 bankrupt provinces, due to corruption.

      StarStruck - 2012-02-16 19:26

      These corrupt officials and businesses needs to be prosecuted. The loses are massive and it will destroy all of us. Acknowledging that we have a problem is a very big step and I applaud Mr.Zuma for it.

      brieuse - 2012-02-16 19:30

      Goodness me, are people really this clueless? In proper countries, corruption is dealt with swiftly and harshly. That is why you do not hear of it.

      Mzwandile - 2012-02-16 19:33

      @brieuse. That is not true it is being covered up. You know that for a fact

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:41

      In 2001 Zuma already had pension benefits of 3 billion rand coming to him. How much is that worth now? And where did he get the money from in the first place?

      brieuse - 2012-02-16 19:42

      lol

      Scouter - 2012-02-16 19:45

      Mzwandile - you and your ilk however, do not inspire international confidence. Your type of thinking will eventually reduce SA to yet another African wasteland.

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:50

      So really inspire us, reopen the Arms Corruption Case!!!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 20:07

      Yes, we have measures in place to deal with it. We have set up a task team that will investigate and report back. Nothing will be done with the report. At least we have a report. And it will cost us millions to compile. Do you live under a rock?

      Alex - 2012-02-16 20:30

      Mzwandile... The measures created to deal with corruption are all independent institutions developed in answer to the Government's complete disregard for and participation in corruption. Corruption Watch. Justice Project South Africa. Independent, non profit organizations developed to protect our society against an appallingly corrupt government.

      Neil - 2012-02-17 07:11

      Acknowledgement doesn't change his total ineptness to fix the problem.

      Neil - 2012-02-17 07:14

      Just had to reply to the "other countries cover up corruption" joke. This country's police has been covering up crime stats for years now. When you consider that high ranking police officials have been arrested for tampering with crime stats, you wonder how many get away with it under this corrupt regime.

  • Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:18

    Why do you push the Secrecy Bill then??? Coverup!!! Coverup!!! Coverup!!!

      Mzwandile - 2012-02-16 19:25

      Its call State Information Bill, I am sure you never read it but depends on other people's's view' Go and read it and tell me that is say about corruption

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 21:09

      Mzwandile has the pop-up version with lots of pictures. He does battle with the one picture where the one guy is stealing from the other. He interprets that as lending.

  • Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:19

    Zuma... Internet is going to get you! Ha! Ha!

      Vicker - 2012-02-17 15:41

      Eish wena man - we will shut down the Internet!!! There is no sPedi word for Internet anyway, so it is not real...

  • Don - 2012-02-16 19:19

    No where else in the world...Yeah We set the standards for corruption LOL !!

      Mzwandile - 2012-02-16 19:27

      America and Italy are most corrupt with Heads of State involved in dogy deals

      Clive - 2012-02-16 19:39

      @Mzwandile: do you mean doggy or dodgy? Either way, whether those nations are corrupt or not is not the point here: we are talking about our own country and the person known as president.

      Glyn - 2012-02-16 19:51

      Corruption is part of the ISO 9000 standard!

      Heiku - 2012-02-17 09:51

      Mzwandile, What other countries' politicians steal from their citizens is not our problem because we dont get to vote in those countries. Here in sunny SA it very much IS our problem though.

  • Koketso - 2012-02-16 19:23

    "You must be saying 'well done government'. We're one of the countries in the world that has a dedicated programme of fighting corruption."??? Yeah Right... Me thinks, "We wouldn't need this corruption programme if the ANC had been the party they always preach themselves to being, Fair, Just, Honourable, Efficient, Reliable and Accountable. But hey who am I to even think, I'm just a number to the ANC."

  • robert.ferreiro - 2012-02-16 19:25

    WOW....and all Africa is giggling......all countries have the same type of problem...AND the people EXPECT you to do your job...more uncovered by Newspapers than your departments...

  • Robin - 2012-02-16 19:25

    One word - 'bollocks'!

  • Scouter - 2012-02-16 19:26

    I wish he would stop doing this - my funny bone can't take another shot. You couldn't make it up - no matter how hard you tried.

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-16 19:26

    Is the president still under scrutiny for corruption? Is JZ in charge of the most corrupt government ever?

      Scouter - 2012-02-16 19:33

      Yes he is - I just posted this on another international site and already the ridicule is pouring in. These clowns need to realise that nobody, but nobody takes them seriously anywhere else in the world.

      Julia - 2012-02-16 19:48

      Which one, Scouter?

      Colin - 2012-02-16 20:10

      Mzwandile, it's not about winning, it's about honesty. You still lie to yourself because it hurts too much to face the truth about the utterly corrupt ANC

      Scouter - 2012-02-16 20:10

      Mzwandile - Unpatriotic and DA? Not me - far too trendy lefty for my liking. I am a realist when it comes to matters of an African nature.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 20:16

      Mzwandile, maybe one day when you get a job and that job pays you enough that you start paying taxes and you see where your taxes are going, then you can comment. But as a person who does not contribute to the fiscus, you are not entitled to comment. And we are not all DA supporters, we are all anti-ANC.

      Clive - 2012-02-16 20:31

      Mzwandile, I would say that those South Africans who stand by and say nothing about the ineptitude and corruption of this government are the unpatriotic ones. Real jobs will never be created as long as we have a government more interested in enriching the few than in cresting an honest administration that will encourage people to invest for the benefit of all. And believe me, reports of BILLIONS being wasted, "lost" and stolen are not lies: ask the Finance Minister and Auditor General.

      barabus2012 - 2012-02-17 11:26

      @mzwandile - the mere fact that you and your comrades cannot see this is the problem with Africa. You guys cannot tell right from wrong. And when the wrong is exposed you cry racism or something like that. Which in conclusion must mean that you comrades approve of evil. and therefore are evil your selves.

      Vicker - 2012-02-17 15:44

      @Mzwandile - On the contrary, every PATRIOTIC citizen has the DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to remove a corrupt and incompetent Gumment as quickly as possible. How UNpatriotic it is for your Presidunce to allow such corruption and incompetence to thrive, robbing the poor of their basic needs????

  • Graham - 2012-02-16 19:29

    If you tell a big enough lie people will think it is true! The retards believe everything!

  • Tmaub - 2012-02-16 19:29

    Do we really fight corruption or we just use that as a scape goat to end some cadre's political career?

      Lara - 2012-02-16 19:53

      What's the difference?

  • darrin.lang - 2012-02-16 19:30

    Yo JZ, if you not too busy have a look at http://www.transparency.org

  • LULu - 2012-02-16 19:32

    Zuma just made a funny ha ha ha

  • Clive - 2012-02-16 19:35

    Having just seen Showerhead's performance in parliament on the news, I would like to add a further comment to my earlier one: I think he must have been inhaling some of KZN's finest before speaking. How can he read such stuff when he knows it to be a load of rubbish. No wonder many MPs were laughing out loud.

  • Julia - 2012-02-16 19:37

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-16 19:41

    "You must be saying 'well done government' No Pres - We must be saying WHY IS IT NECESSARY?? It is a culture. If you really want to do something - Get John Block and Cassel Mathale in jail immediately! And make IT a big ANC decision - to change the culture!!

  • ISO - 2012-02-16 19:41

    Just a pitty the program has so many loopholes,hey!

  • frank.hartry - 2012-02-16 19:44

    This guy is a joke. Is it April fools day? Zuma spent literally millions of rands of taxpayers money avoiding proving his innocence in court of the hundreds of corruption allegations. Even the NPA admitted that it had a very strong winnable case against Zuma before it illegally and mysteriously withdrew the charges obviously because the NPA prosecuters realised that Zuma would be president and their careers were in jeopardy. To top it all Zuma is still using taxpayers money to ensure that the reasons for the withdrawal of the charges are to remain a secret from the public's right to know. Zuma has stamped the word corruption on South Africa since he became president in 2009. What a clown he is to claim that his government is the only one in the world fighting corruption. No wonder everyone is laughing at him. His latest gaffe is even worse than his ignorant shower remark.