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SA will not have uprisings - Zuma

2011-03-15 21:06

Durban - The uprisings that have swept across the Arab countries will not happen in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

"There will never be uprisings in this country because our Chapter 9 institutions are working," said Zuma in Durban.

He was speaking during the launch of the African Ombudsman Research Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus.

The massive protests happened because people were tired of autocratic governments which had been there for a long time, Zuma said.

"There has been much speculation about the cause of the protests. The answer is simply people want to participate in the affairs of their own countries. They want governments that represent their aspirations."

A wave of protests had swept through Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, where rebels were being bombarded by government forces.

Zuma warned that there was nothing that could stop people who were hungry for freedom. South African history showed that no force, however mighty, could defeat people who wanted change.

"Exile, torture, jail or even killing did not succeed to stop the masses of South Africa from demanding their freedom and cannot succeed anywhere else," Zuma said.

Zuma said the future of the African continent lay on building strong democratic institutions.

Respect

The launch was attended by the president of the African Ombudsman and Mediation Association (AOMA), Dr Paolo Tjipilica, Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe and the SA public protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela.

AOMA requested the South African government to establish the research centre at a South African university a few years ago.

Zuma sad the South African government respected the work of the public protector even if it disagreed with its findings.

"We value these institutions of our democracy because we are proud of the constitution of our country which we worked so hard to develop," he said.

Zuma commended the AOMA for establishing the centre, saying that he was encouraged by the fact that there were plans for AOMA to work with the African Union Commission.

"We hope that these relations will extend to the other progressive and important bodies such as the Pan African Parliament and the African Human Rights Commission."

Comments
  • Dave - 2011-03-15 21:12

    Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, my dear friend....please dont be so sure...Hold on, incoming call...No, no sorry, The President is busy, can I take a message...Of course Hosni, I will tell him, what's your number...ok got it....082...yes? 082....ILOSTMYJOB...got it, thanks

      Sedick - 2011-03-15 23:08

      We can't believe a word any ANC Cadre utters...especially the head - pun intended. So, we can expect an uprising in the future.........

      Kevin Rack - 2011-03-16 03:38

      The last time I checked service delivery protests were uprisings. The ANC leadership live in castles and drive fanct cars with bodygaurds and have lost sight of what is happening on the ground.

      Thingamebob - 2011-03-16 06:37

      We will never have a uprising. The supporter of the ANC is really not of the top drawer and can't see further than his noses. They can't think for themselves and rather have someone of their like rip them off than have another tribe leader in charge. Stupid people deserve the goverenment they get

      Sword&Cross - 2011-03-16 07:39

      ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe "We noted that the ANC, the [SA Communist Party and [SA National Civics Organisation] were not invited, positioning the conference as an alternative block to the alliance," Mantashe told a media briefing at Luthuli House on Tuesday. "We believe the majority of Cosatu leadership have no intention of implementing regime change in South Africa, but we nonetheless caution that an action like the one of leading a charge for the formation...of a mass civic movement outside the alliance and the ANC might indeed be interpreted as initial steps for regime change in South Africa," Mantashe said. Mantashe was speaking after a meeting of the ANC's National Working Committee that took place on Monday. He said that although there were denials in speeches and declarations at the conference that it was anti-government or anti-ANC, its failure to invite the ANC and other alliance partners pointed to the opposite. He described the conference's stance as oppositionist and noted that the government of the ANC was "found guilty" in absentia for pursuing neo liberal policies. Mantashe said the ANC was appalled by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi referring to ANC members as "predatory elite". But, he said, Vavi had not engaged in public spats as his comments were generalised. This after the ANC's National General Council in September resolved that firm action would be taken against those who engaged in public spats. However, Mantashe said that generalised statements made by Vavi "caused more harm" than if he had been specific. The ANC would talk to Cosatu on its concerns over the conference and convene a meeting urgently.

      ReThan - 2011-03-16 09:44

      Jacob, please puhleassee do us all a favour, i really need this favour, please STFU. Kthnxbye.

      Sword&Cross - 2011-03-16 10:22

      By kind permission of some brilliant commenter! Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. "The danger to South Africa is not Jacob Zuma but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Zuma presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Zuma, who is a mere symptom of what ails South Africa. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Jacob Zuma, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President.

      REALIST - 2011-03-16 15:13

      Let's wait and see, slowly but surely the ANC is coming undone - and YOU are to blame Jacob, you will be remembered as the comrade that sank the ANC - and rightly so! It's time for the honest, hardworking people of this country to open their eyes and rise to defeat the tyranny of an incompetent corrupt government - rise up and skin these fat cats by voting with logic and not your heart!

      Vive la Revolution - 2011-03-17 11:12

      The saddest thing about our dear president's (it sickmens me to refer to this man in this manner) is that these uprisings which he believed will never happen; occurs on a near daily basis in many of the townships and informal settlements across this country's nine provinces. However, Zuma's statements again just underlines the ANC's complete disregard for the plight of ITS PEOPLE, ITS SUPPORTERS, who are being kept unemployed and uneducated so that they wont realise how they are being used as mere cattle fodder for this ineffective government come election time.

  • rix.wallace - 2011-03-15 21:18

    a very glib statement to make, if the anc do not begin to deliver to the masses, the masses will turn on the hand that does NOT feed them, mark my words...

      Grant - 2011-03-15 21:22

      The upcoming elections are going to be an eye opener for Zuma - he may be revising this statement afterwards.

  • Jayjay001 - 2011-03-15 21:21

    Racism against minorities has never been higher, we have had enough. This is a shout out to all the bloody agents placed here by the ANC spin doctors who wanna come pretend to be one of the minorities and come write racist stuff to let our Black brethren turn their backs on us, fooled into believing we're racists, while we're being currently oppressed by the ANC in this renewed Racism game. Wikikleaks will find you out!! Claiming to be White and writing racist stuff to peeve our fellow Black South Africans into believing us minorities hate them and are racist, nothing further from the truth. We demand freedom for all minorities, no more of this racism rubbish against us. in the Western Cape where our Coloured people hold the highest unemployment amongst all South Africans, and highest since records began. The way they make out that us Whiteys are living in the lap of luxury when more than one tenth of us are squatters, i know, i've been there myself, where no BEE or AA helped me to become an accountant. I worked in a broken garage, studied for years in the evenings to escape poverty. I was poor all my life, NEVER had it easy, like the ANC tells everyone.

      Monica - 2011-03-15 22:28

      Only will you be rich if you are part of the little "rich mans group of the ANC"

      jannie robbertze - 2011-03-15 23:16

      "I was poor all my life, NEVER had it easy, like the ANC tells everyone." Again what does that mean?

      erictheclapton - 2011-03-16 01:50

      @jannie: Not very bright are you jannie!?

      ANC-FTL - 2011-03-16 13:57

      @Jannie - It means that just because you're white doesn't mean you didn't work hard for your education or money. Most black people think... thanks to the ANC that we ALL stole it like they do everyday. If the ANC had SA's best interests at heart they would be doing the opposite.

  • daspoort - 2011-03-15 21:28

    You gonna have to print a lot of t-shirts and hand out a lot of food parcels old showerhead

  • wattalotokak - 2011-03-15 21:30

    ....and pigs fly too...!

  • DW - 2011-03-15 21:38

    I doubt that any of the ruling parties in any of the relevant countries saw the uprisings coming either. The point is that JZ and his cronies are NOT doing what the people want. They may get voted back in, but very shortly thereafter there will be service delivery protests - who knows how far they will escalate this time...or next time. Dont get too comfy JZ. You only THINK you will rule till Jesus comes again.

  • Bill - 2011-03-15 21:45

    Cock sure to say the least!

  • Errol - 2011-03-15 21:48

    This is the man who predicted that the ANC will continue to exist until the return of Jesus Christ - now he makes another prediction!!!

      Janaman - 2011-03-16 08:33

      he wishes his words were respected as Tutu's and other intelligent prophets.

      onetickie - 2011-03-16 17:35

      Well seeing as Jesus is never going to return although another Messiah might, zuma is wrong in both instances.

  • Cliff - 2011-03-15 21:55

    What an imbecile - he sounds like Gaddafi, in La La Land. What an embarrassment to this country. Zuma and his band of merry looters on their way to the Teddy Bears Picnic with Alice in f#%* Wonderland! Election time is coming!

      onetickie - 2011-03-16 17:36

      zuma is a cross-breed of mugabe & gaddafi!!

  • Lourenstrieg - 2011-03-15 21:56

    Zuma!!!Wake UP!!! Amabinijad,Mubarak ...your MAD friend and Comrade Ghadafi..and..and also thought so...we had enought.You are busy playing with FIRE!! You are implementing reverce "APARTHEID"Are you FLIPPEN stupid???? Lourens

  • Neilson - 2011-03-15 21:57

    By the sounds of it, there need to be one.

  • Mundu - 2011-03-15 22:06

    If we are so freeking democratic, how come the law is not applied equally? Stand trial for your part in the arms deal and let the unbias chips lie where they fall......no? not biting? Your day is coming Zoom Zoom.

      Melly30 - 2011-03-16 10:37

      Zoom Zoon = DOOM!!!

  • Fred - 2011-03-15 22:09

    Oh Yeah ?????? Mubarak and the others also thought so. The way you are going, dear JZ, even many of your erstwhile followers are beginning to see through you, even though it has taken a while, so make hay while the sun shines.

  • Mlungisi Mlangeni (Dance Music Producer and Remixer) - 2011-03-15 22:10

    Zuma got a point, no uprising here in SA - just frustrated citizens.

      Chillepeppa - 2011-03-16 07:09

      That's all it takes to spark an uprising... frustration.

  • Ldn Saffa - 2011-03-15 22:13

    Sadly Zuma is correct on this one - it takes effort to start an uprising and to be quite frank approximately three quarters of SA just couldn't be bothered - an attitude that seems to be prevalent across sub-Saharan Africa where voters except a greedy corrupt government dictatorship backed up by the country's police and security forces and defined by war and lawlessness and crime and chaos! Until! eventually there is nothing left and then and only then will there be an uprising in SA.

      Wedfew - 2011-03-16 10:26

      Check again not much is left ... When a 60 year old man walks the street at 5am to go to work ... we desperate dude... and when everything is going up all the time ... we oppressed ... and the government officials are using our tax money to buy new cars ... come on there should be an uprising... am I the only one whos G*Tvol of all this K*K?

      ANC-FTL - 2011-03-16 14:03

      @Wedfew Trust me your not. If you start an uprising sign me up - Anything to rid this beautiful country of the scourge THE ANC! I don't understand why people would vote to destroy this place - it boggles the mind.

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-03-16 19:51

      The problem is even with all the known corruption, the ANC still creates a socialist image. Why vote for a job when you can vote for a hand-out?

  • Jeremy - 2011-03-15 22:28

    Yup! And all those people dancing down the streets are'nt fed up with service delivery - they actually auditioning for the new "High School Musical".

  • Coffeeor Me - 2011-03-15 22:30

    Like I have said before, when the people of South Africa,have no food to eat,the human instint to survive, will surprise even the brazen of leaders, as to the extent that people will go. May I have died before that happens, because the reality of the outcome will surpass the most horrid of horror movies.

  • Concerned - 2011-03-15 22:30

    That's how it all starts Mr. Prez...you see, narcistic, self-righteous, autocratic and defiant leaders fall harder than those who lead "from the front". The lessons are as clear as daytime; The tide of discontent fueled by hunger, unemployment, abuse of State Organs and Tenders, apathy towards timely political rhetoric and "blah blah blah politics" will engulf your arrogant and condescending attitude...If I were you, I'd roll up my sleeves and get my staff (all political representatives) working, not talking NOW.

  • Sean - 2011-03-15 22:31

    The South African government is making out like its amember of the Fellowship of nations but has not signed the document opposing genocide. It continues to encourage its affiliates,the ANCYL inter alia,to promote and spout hate speech against minorities. Zuma,if you think you will avoid the uprising,start getting your plane ready to leave this country. We have had enough and we will take care of things our way. You and your cronies,the malemas and the Manyis will be the first targets.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-03-15 22:36

    Dear Mr president One should be very carefull,as history will tell you every country in africa that has been colonised by europeans has fallen. zim =BOB has completely lost his mind and does not care about his people but more about greed and power. South AFRICA = tHE LAST OUT POST FOR AFRICA. No education system put in place,no skills development, that the minerals extracted from SA has to be re imported as a finished product. 40% UNEMPLOYMENT(MAINLY YOUTH),RAPID RATE OF HIV INFECTION,(NO WORKING MIDDLE CLASS) ELDERLY THAT DONT REALLY SEE ANY CHANGE,&ARE ALMOST GONE. The youth in the country will not easy to lie to.(by youth i do not mean the malema's who are 30 but consider them youth) Let us not forget the main reason for desmise of our country. The greed by a few,politicians just like the rest of africa. So continue eating curry,and what was alwaysc destined for Africa will happen,but the people will rise ,it is just a question of when.

      onetickie - 2011-03-16 17:33

      tommy 2 you actually made me want to vomit when I see you started your comment: "Dear (?) Mr (?) Those are signs of respect dude!

  • nic - 2011-03-15 22:40

    ROFL - continue with your BS and watch MF!

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-15 22:40

    South Africans demand International Assistance in rectifying the EXCESSIVE RACISM as being perpetrated on them by the oppressive and racist ANC. The ANC and it's narrow minded cadre crony filled corridors has virtually crippled the country through lack of quality education, and via racist avenues in labour and skewed racist policies FAR OUTWEIGHING rectifying wrongs of the past! A start, will be true international Democratic bodies, to come and make concerted efforts to teach young and old throughout South Africa, the strengths of Democracy, the processes and "checks & Balances" A further demand, is that we institute some forms of "Qualified Suffrage" for voters, to eliminate the most stupid of stupid who are currently being foisted upon the nation as leadership.

  • Monica - 2011-03-15 22:41

    President; you are going to have to work out a way to enrich the whole of this country and not just a few people that is standing by your side in government; without handing out meals and free cel phone cards to get people to vote for the ANC. It is going to a lot more than that! First of all; there is a very small percentage of tax payers in this country and the funds are there to enrich only certain people. It is time that you down-grade the standards of the people that serve this country and take care of the the old and young in this country. Education and medical and the elderly should be taken care of in this country; it is the future and also the education we can get from the elders. It is sad that you have all these wives and all these children that you should take care of on your own expense; not government expense. We do not live in the Arab-world. Trevor Manual is a good man; I believe; do not condem people that want the truth; but nothing but the truth. He is one of the sincere people in your cabinet; never met him; but I do keep up with the news. You now saw what nuclear can do to a country like Japan; so sad that so many people have to loose their lives; maybe you will now see that God can do more than what you can. It is now the time for you to teach people to get by with a little and God will provide the rest; let this country be run by honest people and stop all stealing of funds! Name and shame those people and send them to prison.

  • nic - 2011-03-15 22:50

    I DESPISE Shabir Shaik. He is a corrupt bastard that should be locked up for the rest of his life, but I have more respect for him than for my so called "president" who (obviously with a statement like this) does not have the vision to see past tomorrow. There are no pills to cure stupidity I suppose....

  • PilgrimX - 2011-03-15 22:51

    Mr. Preident, everytime someone in this country anounces "we will not have..", then we have it.

      Jack - 2011-03-16 08:51

      We've been having it!

  • Nick van der Leek - 2011-03-15 22:51

    I wouldn't be so sure.

  • Ron - 2011-03-15 22:52

    Our Country is going backwards, every day getting worse...Rapes, Murders, Theft, Corruption, Scams.... Where does it all end....well look at Rhodesia and what happened there...We have unskilled people working in positions that require skill because of affirmative action. They then strike because of salary and service delivery. Look at stats and tell me if things are getting worse or better then make up your own mind....Now you know who to vote for..... Go Helen Go..

  • Zakhele - 2011-03-15 22:52

    “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” “There's no fool like an old fool”. Decision Points George W. Bush’s memoir “Decision Points” could well have been titled “The Decider Decides”: it’s an autobiography focused around “the most consequential decisions” of his presidency and his personal life from his decision to give up drinking in 1986 to his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 to his decisions regarding the financial crisis of 2008. Several times in the book Mr. Bush uses the term “blindsided” to describe his feelings about a crisis that his advisers and cabinet seem not to have filled him in on. He says he felt “blindsided” over Abu Ghraib: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld “had told me the military was investigating reports of abuse at the prison, but I had no idea how graphic or grotesque the photos would be,” he writes. “The first time I saw them was the day they were aired on ‘60 Minutes II.’ ” Cheney recently reminded America that, “These are not times for leaders who shift with the political winds, saying one thing one day and another, the next.” "Government spends a lot of money, but it doesn't build factories .... The key to more jobs is not more government, but free enterprise" -- Dick Cheney FLIP.... "And since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president, I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest. I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years." -- Dick Cheney FLIP.... "And since I left Halliburton to become George Bush's vice president, I've severed all my ties with the company, gotten rid of all my financial interest. I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years." -- Dick Cheney FLIP.... "We are going after the terrorists wherever they plot and plan." -- Dick Cheney FLIP.... “I can tell you that the government had absolutely nothing to do with it,” Cheney said in answer to questions about his exorbitant personal wealth earned from Halliburton. FLOP.... "I did misspeak .... We never had any evidence that he had acquired a nuclear weapon." -- Dick Cheney But we still attacked him? FLOP.... "Let me begin by saying, we were almost all wrong [about weapons of mass destruction], and I certainly include myself here." -- -- Dick Cheney FLOP.... "I never said that. Absolutely not ... we've never been able to confirm it or to knock it down. We just don't know." -- Dick Cheney "We do not believe that such a meeting occurred." -- 911 Commission Staff Report FLIP.... "The cost of one attack on 9/11 was far greater than what we’re spending in Iraq." -- Dick Cheney Good luck JZ!

      AJ - 2011-03-16 06:05

      "Fool me 5 times......"

  • Tsietsi - 2011-03-15 22:56

    of course citizens here are dump

      ANC-FTL - 2011-03-16 14:44

      say what?

  • Gerhard - 2011-03-15 22:59

    Sure, with the help of the bankster friends or so called oligarchs global elite who has took over almost every governments around the world. Zuma is just a puppet an will retire in style like the others.

  • ArtGee - 2011-03-15 23:02

    Stupid AND Cocky! NEVER underestimate the PATIENCE of the Black Electorate.... that will be your DOWNFALL!!!

  • Snucky@24.com - 2011-03-15 23:06

    I could write quite eloquently how wrong you are Zuma - but I can't be bothered anymore. You're a black half wit and most of the population hate you...

  • gawie.botha - 2011-03-15 23:12

    "I hear the sound of distant war drums!" Zuma is trying to prove something with his statemant

  • shavanator - 2011-03-15 23:46

    The ANC and the vast majority of blacks either forget or do not believe that a majority of whites also wanted change. ask any national serviceman how stupid they were. they fought for the fats cats of the NP and big mining houses. BHP, be deers, anglo, lonro. when the old white guard no longer held power things changed.

      gizzy - 2011-03-16 09:13

      And?????

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-15 23:50

    One day the people of South Africa will free themselves from the Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption which is the ANC.

  • Doc Walker - 2011-03-15 23:52

    Well Mr Prez why don't you go ahead and muzzle the press as you're threatening to do. We'll see if the people still think the country is working for them. Do things like that to piss off the people and nothing is sure anymore

  • Kaizo - 2011-03-16 00:00

    Honestly I think if the DA wants more votes they shouldn't waste their time trying to open the poor's eye's to how the ANC is screwing them over. They should just go into the townships and hand out bags of Iwisa, maybe some sugar or rice...slap a "VOTE DA" sticker on the side of the packs...get some guys to throw a street bash and show off the new shebeen dance moves. All that = Instant vote! easy as pie. It works for the ANC how come no one else has tried it?

      Mike Webber - 2011-03-16 01:07

      One thing to realise, is that minority groups and their charities and commitment to social outreach, have done more for the poor across our country over the years, than the politically-reaching ANC ever will. Charity to the poor and destitute is a Western idea. The ANC elite know nothing about giving of their possessions and time to the poor and needy. All they do is hand out scraps in order to secure the poor votes. It's shameful to be honest ...

      mm - 2011-03-16 09:56

      Because Kaizo, it really is not all about winning. You cannot keep people happy for long with a street bash and some maize. Yes you might get their vote, but before long you will have exactly what we have now. Protests over everything we are unhappy about, breaking down the country and economy even further. The DA want to prove with visible results, actual delivery, dignity and tangable changes in peoples lives that they can do the job better. Yes, it might take longer to get there, but in the end, people will trust in them. One province or council at a time. A lot of the masses might be uneducated, but they are not stupid or blind. If they see their neigbouring municipalities' people live better, they will compare it to their own, and ask why and how. In the end, the DA will deliver much more than food parcels and T-Shirts. In fact food parcels would not even be neccesary

  • Cameron - 2011-03-16 00:02

    Yes Jacob - and we will fight corruption and begin with service delivery. Our ministers will start driving Kia's and government might just start doing their job. Crime will vanish and education will be world class. Health care will be free and potholes will be history. Sorry, am I being a bit harsh?

  • John.L - 2011-03-16 01:33

    He's kidding right?? ANC will NEVER give up power peacefully! ANC with over 60% of votes = champions of democracy ANC with 55 to 60% of votes = let's vilify minorities and blame them for everything ANC with 50 to 55% of votes = OK folks - lets make sure we intimidate all those who may be thinking of voting against us and get ready to stuff a few ballot boxes. ANC with less than 50% of votes = we refuse to give up our hard earned cash and entitlements - hell man we won't go! Lets get the police and army to smash the opposition! Sound familiar??

      Duddles - 2011-03-16 13:43

      Even if the DA wins more votes do you guys honestly think that this will be free and fair - it will all be rigged as usual - lock the dumb ass up with Shabir they both shud rot in jail

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-03-16 20:16

      I wouldn't be surprised if they actually have a similar plan to the one you just outlined. Sounds like a prophecy.

  • jayt612 - 2011-03-16 02:34

    Every country needs a strong industrial base and properly maintained infrastructure, otherwise it will deteriorate and go to ruin. One also has to adhere to proper industry standards ~ not just lip service. Synthetic politically correct type job creation wont work either! Where is the proper mentoring? Where is Olifantsfontein? I can only think, that maybe certain skill sets go hand in hand with certain mindsets. Quick fix solutions are merely an indication of desperation and denial. The already long proven, efficient and dedicated engineering skills base in SA is now being eroded. Where has AA (or similar) been applied successfully in any neighboring countries ~ I notice many job adverts online at BestJobs SA, JobMail and many other agencies advertising and looking for specialists outside their own countries! What would be the reason? In my opinion all engineering specialists in SA should be exempted from AA. The real Skills needs of SA should take national preference over AA. Doing so also makes economic and strategic sense. The country's engineering knowledge base is now at risk. One cannot buy high level experience and know-how. It comes with years of pain and dedication ~ attention to detail. I have noticed that certain countries in the world (USA and some Euro countries) are being de-industrialized, while China and a few other Oriental countries are being over-industrialized. I may well be that China is being engineered somehow to be the next super power, with India close behind in second spot. Then China will eventually control most global industries/supply lines to the Western world and maybe even run the world's new reserve currency after the demise of the USD, which in all probability will be backed by Gold and Silver. Thereafter China could end up governing the whole world - not impossible!

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-03-16 03:32

    The last time I checked service delivery protests were uprisings. The ANC leadership live in castles and drive fanct cars with bodygaurds and have lost sight of what is happening on the ground.

  • John - 2011-03-16 04:32

    dont be so sure jacob the people are getting tired of corruption lies and you lot stealing the money !!!! travel to the small towns and see giraffes in the potholes and lights that dont work and lots of unhappy unemployed people oh enjoy your new persian carpets !!!

  • Joe - 2011-03-16 05:10

    what a croc of shit, zuma my boi. you fools keep on keeping on, and there'll be a big surprise for you flatheads in the near future, old chap.

  • AJ - 2011-03-16 06:02

    I agree, as he said, people want governments that represent their aspirations. Sadly that is precisely what we have. (I think my aspirations might be slightly out of whack with the majority of my fellow citizens though, it must be said).

  • nem - 2011-03-16 06:11

    It is very apparent the rest of the world will not help the nation should things REALLY turn south here,,,look at Libya,,,no assistance just media coverage,until the next big story comes along (Japan)no one will care about the minority group and genocide of whites in SA. Lets face it malema will be president only then will people start to rise,and the uprising will not be in the minorities favor,the uprising will be form the youth to remove the minority in our country so that they can take what we have so that they do not have to work for or study for what we have,everyone needs to prepare themselves for this and you ask yourselves how,simple really,move and have a great trek souht to the Western Cape where we can declare autonomy and have our homeland (transkei,ciskei) and they the corrupt murderous majority can have their azania.Only then can we live in freedom from crime and corruption,the anc said they will drive the white man back to where he came from,so be it,ooops i forgot one very improtant factor here the minority in our country will not stand together.If it did happen we could show the anc how a true democracy of all colors live in harmony together in the Western Cape,with the right government governing us.

      Hannes Perth - 2011-03-16 06:44

      Libya have lots of oil.... It is true that the world does not care about South Africa and especially white South Africans. It is sad, but you are on your own.

  • steven.m.armour - 2011-03-16 06:41

    Jacob my friend you've lost the plot.if you piss the people off they will rise up against you and your cronies in the CNA(dyslexic).It doesn't matter how many "Chapter 9 institutions" you have working,whatever they are.Wake up and smell the roses.

  • Veronica - 2011-03-16 06:57

    This is a joke !!!! It's happening in South Africa for years and years. Strikes, protests just in a different way.

  • sessisie - 2011-03-16 06:57

    There are uprisings in SA all the time! Wake up!

  • Tc - 2011-03-16 07:03

    Does anybody believe what he says?

  • paulf - 2011-03-16 07:15

    I wonder what he calls the township violence? Is it not uprising for a better living? As a proud SA I am disgusted with the way JZ and the ANC treat our black brothers especially those in the rural areas and townships. I am happy to know that most of them are opening their eyes and ears of what the ANC means to them, Empty promises for 17 years!!!!