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Zuma: I know what I'm doing

2012-05-23 18:39

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday defended his leadership of South Africa and the ANC.

People had told him that he could not rule the country because he was not educated, he said in isiZulu at the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) national congress in Kempton Park.

"I knew what I was doing then and I know what I am doing now," he said.

"I am not here by mistake," he added.

"The issue is how do we make South Africa succeed? How do we bring about prosperity in our country?"

He took a swipe at people with big mouths.

"That task is not for many of the people who talk too much, that task is now in our hands.

"I am not like people who come today and speak louder, who were not there when things were tough."

Without mentioning them by name, Zuma said he did not judge them.

"And we have never judged them... I think we are kind because we have a deeper understanding of the destiny of our people, the destiny of this country."

Zuma is campaigning to be re-elected as ANC president in December - and the NUM is a key constituent of the ANC.

Comments
  • Bibi - 2012-05-23 18:44

    A political example of ineptocracy would be South Africa’s ruling party the ANC; who after 18 years of leading one of the most fertile and resource rich countries in the world hasn’t developed any sustainable solutions to generating wealth for its people beyond affirmative action, land redistribution and the nationalization of assets. After almost two decades of rule, the ANC’s sole solution to endowing its people is still to merely take wealth away from others. - THE TIMES, UK

      Squeegee - 2012-05-23 18:47

      "I am not here by mistake," he added. You are right its not a mistake, its a disaster!

      YrHonour - 2012-05-23 19:37

      @Squeegee that was a crack up however the ice becomes thinner with rants like that - splash

      Heinz - 2012-05-24 08:22

      LMAO!! THEY ARE NOW ALL HOOKED ON THE WORD "RANT" FOR THE NEXT WEEK!

  • Jack - 2012-05-23 18:44

    Is he trying to convince us or himself?

      Squeegee - 2012-05-23 19:07

      Polyidioti, you horrible little troll, get back down your hole - thats where you will find juju.

      Jack - 2012-05-23 19:34

      Poloyatonki is a very sad individual. A troll. Be interesting to get into the psychiatric of such a person. Fairly certain there are detachment disorders with him.

      Bomb - 2012-05-23 19:39

      Who the fck is Malema?

      Genet - 2012-05-24 11:34

      Methinks he needs some serious introspection.

      phonis9 - 2012-05-29 11:15

      i think he is trying to pick up more chics,there is no way that he knows what he is doing..how can you run a country with no education...Zuma you dont confince me.......

      Keith - 2012-06-05 22:40

      They must be all hooked on TIK

      thapza.jubsta - 2012-06-06 08:10

      i wont listen to an illiterate.I`m 20yrs of age,but i can reason more than him..he just saying something he doesn`t know....I`m tired of this man he has done nothing for us.........

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-05-23 18:45

    No you dont, you illiterate, people make decisions for you.

      Nyiks11 - 2012-05-24 09:13

      Zuma illiterate ? The man can read and write in his own mother tongue unlike some model c schooled black south africans . Perhaps you meant to say he is uneducated , but then again the question is by whose standards ?

  • Kyle - 2012-05-23 18:48

    I can't take what he says seriously. I feel he is a cocky liar. Sounds like he's telling south africans to shut up if they aren't the president. Maybe its because he wants people to stop talking about him and agreeing what a useless job he's doing.

      Sharon - 2012-05-23 19:06

      We are all judged by our actions, or inaction. Words mean nothing if they can't be backed up. As far as the presidency is concerned, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and it is seriously lacking.

      heiku.staude - 2012-05-24 07:56

      Sharon if we are all judged by our inactions why are you commenting on a news site and not solving world hunger/bringing peace to the middle east/murdering G.W Bush ect?

      heiku.staude - 2012-05-24 07:59

      I agree though that you can judge the president by his inaction because by doing nothing he is not doing his job.

      Keith - 2012-06-05 22:44

      He must be on TIK before he makes his speeches government building

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-23 18:48

    With all due respect Mr Zuma, you are one of those people who is more talk - less action. But good to see you so motivated. Let's hope that this is a good sign for our country.

  • dick.muller - 2012-05-23 18:55

    It's comforting to know that SOMEONE knows what Zuma is doing...

  • Nockx - 2012-05-23 18:56

    Talk The Talk, buy can You Walk The Walk?

  • Christopher - 2012-05-23 18:57

    "I am not like people who come today and speak louder, who were not there when things were tough." You don't speak, talk, sign language, you seem to be retarded because I have never heard anything from you. Go on TV explain why you the president? Help us help you!!

      phonis9 - 2012-05-29 11:24

      yes good point,yo Zuma can u please tell us all WTF are u doing?

  • Jeff - 2012-05-23 18:57

    you a prize pratt who seeks to enrich your elite mates and crooks, you do sod all for the poor, you have zero leadership skills and must are a sincere embarrasement taking the reins from Mr Mandela....

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-23 18:58

    he's there because he's popular, not because he's able. The fact that he confuses popularity with ability proves that he is not able. WHAT A DICK!!!!

  • sibonelo.nyathikazi - 2012-05-23 19:04

    Damn right you know what ure doing... Squabbling with tax payers money in courts over a painting that is assumed to be you. I'm all for ANC to be in power, but ur a clown nd uve turned the ANC into ur own personal circus!

      21.november.dell - 2012-05-23 19:54

      Spoken like a true south african, have a bells Sibonelo!

  • pieterduplessis - 2012-05-23 19:05

    I do believe that anyone thinking that the president is stupid has to be racist. Our country is not crying for that or because of that, the country is crying because of the lack of integrity of our leaders, especially you, Zuma. We are looking for leadership that has the courage to take the tough but right decisions, not the strategy to use race as a diversion tactic instead again and again. Many is just wishing for a country where you cannot hide behind culture to OK impregnating your friends daughter, where you are oblivious of the pain of the unemployed or poor by allowing your minister to buy the one new luxury car after the other, because the "ministerial handbook" allows it. If you were still in the struggle Mr President, what would your opinion have been of this leadership?

  • Gordon - 2012-05-23 19:05

    "I know what I am doing." This is often spoken before an occupational injury.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-05-23 19:07

    If you know what you are doing Zuma then you need to go to jail. If you pled stupidity then you may have a chance. You are corrupt beyond hope.

  • tinus.olivier.5 - 2012-05-23 19:07

    The easiest job in south africa is to be the president because if zuma can do it then any numskull can!!!

      phonis9 - 2012-05-29 11:30

      the cANCer needs someone to be on the stand and read pre written speeches produced by clever white people...yes sure you know what u doin zuma..

  • Scouter - 2012-05-23 19:12

    "People had told him that he could not rule the country because he was not educated" For once, the people got it right ..........

  • Ben - 2012-05-23 19:14

    it means nothing u wer involved in which struggle ???let them talk.cowards die many tyms bfore actual death.

  • Bear - 2012-05-23 19:14

    Mr. president... actions speak louder than words.

  • braamc - 2012-05-23 19:19

    You are one big mistake

  • Barend - 2012-05-23 19:19

    I still do not understand why he does not give the people South Africa a progress report on all the failing government departments. If the ANC is busy mopping the floor they must have a plan?, this is one big @ss floor if you ask me((Show us your mop-up plan then I will believe what the ANC is doing)). He always talks about irrelevant issues or should I say prospects? He does not lead South Africa he only defends himself. That is the only time he is quick to make public announcements. We are all watching you Mr.President.

      phonis9 - 2012-05-29 11:35

      president?. whahahawhahahwwhahahahwhwhahahwwhaahahwhaaaa hah hahaha u must be joking

  • Cuanita - 2012-05-23 19:20

    Mr President Jacob Zuma; you were elected by the majority and thus you truly are not "here by mistake" but you should NOT be asking "how do we make South Africa succeed? How do we bring about prosperity in our country" - you should have had those answers before you got there "by NOT mistake".

      Bomb - 2012-05-23 19:46

      You have it wrong, the ANC was chosen by the majority. Then the NEC of the ANC chose the candidates, and a select group of people, who can all fit in a varsity hall, voted for the preferred candidate. The majority did thus not vote for the president. In truly democratic countries, all the people get given the opportunity to select their president on a piece of paper. Have you asked yourself why its not like that here?

      Cuanita - 2012-05-23 20:12

      @Bomb fact of the matter is exactly as you say; the ANC was chosen by the majority to responsibly lead this country (after they got their food and clothing parcels); remember the ANC chose JZ as the HEAD of the ANC. On a piece of paper the majority voted for JZ (representing the ANC).

  • Agedah Alex - 2012-05-23 19:20

    They just can't call the K-word in public,so the resort to these...

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-05-23 19:38

      GIVE IT A REST D&MBASS! GO AND SCREAM RACIST ELSEWHERE! PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CANT GET OVER "BLACK OR WHITE DISGUST ME! SHM... EVERYTHING IS RACIST THIS, AND RACIST THAT! GO TO EUROPE AND YOU WILL FEEL WHAT A RACISM IS LIKE TO A MINORITY!

      shireen.abbas - 2012-05-23 19:59

      @TSOTSI Smilification? !! I couldn't of put it better !!

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-23 22:38

      Can't get over the K-word? What about L,M,N,O,P,,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z?

      Heinz - 2012-05-24 08:25

      Agedah, we can! Come stand in front of me and I'll tell you what you are!

      Sharon - 2012-05-30 21:58

      uthini

  • Bruce Johnston - 2012-05-23 19:20

    Idiot, just like everyone that believes in the ANC.

  • Jessica - 2012-05-23 19:29

    Bahhahahahahahhhahahahahah... funny.... picking a tear away now this made my day

  • freddie.smuts - 2012-05-23 19:32

    What happened to the 'A better South Africa for all'? Still waiting for that. Mr President, I tried to call you this mornign, yesterday as well, about 10 times a minute, about crime and murders, poverty, but sorry if I distrurbed you while you were giving all your attention to a f'n painting! Oh, what happened to the 500 000 jobs. Is it on hold? Are the workers on leave. Are you waiting for applications?

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-23 19:32

    he's there because he's popular, not because he's able. The fact that he confuses popularity with ability proves that he is not able. WHAT A DICK!!!!

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-23 19:36

    I am a racist A South African artist called Brett Murray has been causing a huge stir since his painting of South Africa’s president titled The Spear was put up in a local gallery. The ANC have worked themselves up into a total frothy about the painting and their biggest issue with it - It’s racist. ??????? Disrespectful, maybe. Rude, maybe. But racist??? That little word that has become the political whip with which the ANC work the masses up into angry mobs and riots anytime something happens that they don’t like. And it’s becoming really really tiring. In South Africa, the word racist has lost it’s original meaning and now only get’s used to describe a white person doing something a black person doesn’t like. You never hear it used in any other context. You can’t say to a black CEO that he is racist because he won’t hire white people, no - he’s just making sure that only blacks get hired because of BEE. You can’t call a university racist because they won’t accept an application from a white student with straight A’s for 8 subjects - instead taking on a black student who barely passed matric. Nope, they’re not racist, they’re just correcting the wrongs of the past. But god forbid you do hire the white person or you do admit the white student, you’ll be branded racist by the government quicker that you can say “colour shouldn’t be the issue here” because how dare you choose a white person over a black person in a democratic South Africa. Most of the time when you are a white person and you call your fellow countrymen to be held accountable for their unacceptable words and actions such as corruption, nepotism, fraud, theft, you’ll be branded a racist. Today, I shouted at a taxi driver who pushed in-front of me nearly driving me into the curb with no regard for the fact that I have a child in the car - I must be a racist, because only racists care about road safety it would seem. I complained to the manager of my bank because the woman handling my account is so incompetent and hasn’t responded to one email or message I’ve left her for over 2 months! Nevermind that my account is about to be shut down because of FICA. I must be a racist then because only racists expect service from a bank and stupidly think an organisation is going to actually do the job they promise to do in all their marketing material. The other day my husband confronted a woman outside a shopping centre after she carelessly threw her fast food packet on the floor less than 10cm from a dustbin. Her response - "you’re just a racist". Yes, you’re absolutely right, because only racists care about keeping their city clean and litter free. I fired a lady who worked for me once because I caught her rummaging through one of my cupboards and she had taken my passport and other belongings which I found in her bag. Her only response - "you’re a racist". Yes, yes I am. Because only racists think that stealing is a criminal offense and is done by people with no morals or conscience. I swear being a white person in this country can be very bloody exasperating at times. The ANC has brainwashed the masses with this little word - racist - to the point that it’s actually completely lost its meaning and now get’s used totally out of context. Most days I just let it pass and I don’t go into effect of it. But today is not one of those days. Today I’m angry and today I’m sick and tired of it. I’m not shouting at you because you’re black, I’m shouting because you’re a maniac on the roads who is a danger to society. I’m not complaining to your manager because you’re black. I’m complaining because you’re an incompetent moron who is incapable of doing her job properly. I’m not firing you because you’re black. I’m firing you because you’re a thief. I’m not confronting you because your black, I’m shouting at you because you’re a messy pig who expects other people to clean up your mess. Please get over yourselves and move out the way of the remarkably amazing black people who DO take total responsibility and who actually want this country to work for ALL the people who live in it. If being a racist in this country means that I will stand up for my rights, fight for what is fair and true and hold everyone around me accountable for their words and actions, then I am a racist through and through. If being a racist means that I believe in freedom of speech and expression and that everyone’s point of view is relevant, no matter what colour, age or sex, then I will proudly announce to all who can hear that I am a racist. If being a racist means that I believe we should all be treated with the same rules and consequences and that no-one, especially not the President, is above the law and exempt from criminal prosecution when that law has been broken, then print me a t-shirt saying “I am a racist” and I will wear it in the streets. If being a racist means that I will not stand idly by while the few, corrupt pigs in the ANC rape this country for everything they can get with no regard for the poor and the homeless and the uneducated, then I’ll get I’m a racist tattooed on my back. Mr Zuma and the ANC - you need to get a different vocabulary. Instead of shouting at someone like Brett Murray about a painting being offensive, maybe you should be asking yourselves why he painted it in the first place. Instead of wanting to take Zapiro to court every time he depicts the president & his shower head in one of his cartoons, why don’t you stop to realise that there is truth in everything he draws and that your angry responses are really due to the fact that he keeps hitting a nerve that’s a little too close to home. Maybe, Mr Zuma, it’s time to take a long, hard look in the mirror. If you were honest with yourself you’d see that people actually have very little respect for you because some believe you have lied and cheated your way through your Presidency. According to reports you have been involved with more seedy, corrupt criminals than Horatio Cane and that you have abused funds for personal gain. Even the great Oliver Tambo’s daughter doesn’t think much of you based on what she had to say about the painiting: “He should inspire the reverence he craves. This portrait is what he inspired” You Mr Zuma and your ANC are a bunch of CANTS! CAN’T let go of the past CAN’T stop operating from a place of revenge and hate for what’s happened in the past CAN’T stop the out of control corruption that is rife throughout every government department CAN’T seem to get the education right in this country CAN’T say goodbye of Affirmative Action and BEE which is ruining businesses across this land But what do I know? I’m just a white girl talking about a black man. I must be a racist

      shireen.abbas - 2012-05-23 19:53

      Damn girl ! I've never read such a lOOong comment before ! Guess they never was so thought provoking ! To the point and honest before !!! I AGREE WITH U 1000% n btw its nt just the whites suffering due to this mentality !!!! We all experience it day to day in the work , gyms and everywhere !!! SOOooooo pathetic !!!!!!

      Erna - 2012-05-23 20:01

      Wow you said it all gal! Could have been me on a really bad day, and I seem to be having more and more of them. Sometimes I am so astounded at the total stupidity and arrogance of the party whose leaders are supposed to lead by example that I am speechless!

      Lamees Van Niekerk - 2012-05-23 20:14

      lol, i love what u wrote and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. felt like i wrote it myself. if only everyone had the guts to say what you said out loud. not even the politicians can bring themselves to say it...but if they did they'd probably get slammed for being racist. Amazing how they dont call a black person who slanders them racist...wonder what title they'd be given?

      Sibulelo - 2012-05-23 20:29

      I am black..im a proud South African..to be honest with you there are so many of us black people who are sick and tired of the mediocrity of our present government..and we also sick and tired of the word RACIST being bandied all the time with the effect that true racists end up being 'camouflaged'...im a professional person ,i work 10 hrs a day,i have also started a small business employing 7people...i work hard for my 5yr old son and wife... I hate the fact that the government misuses my hard earned cash to enrich parasites who are mainly connected to the governing party..i hate the fact that a lot of black people cant accept genuine criticism if coming from a white person..they cry racism...but a word of caution to my white compatriots do also stop assuming that everything with black people will be substandard,,there will be incompetence etc,its not a black thing,its rather the individuals involved who are incompetent and they happened to have a black skin and do not represent all of us..i feel your frustration

      Kgaugelo Paul - 2012-05-23 20:39

      i agree with revo revees lately my black brothers and sisters let me down with their attitude, instead of trying to uplift themselves and change for good they like to play the race card, they dont wanna move on from the past, i wonder how are we gonna face the future as a united country if we still hold white people to ransom, it seems we have forgotten the word forgive and forget,its time we all become responsible south africans and contribute to nation building and to fight corruption and build a better south africa and stop fighting each other, united we stand and divided we fall, common south africans lets get together and build a greater nation!with peace and love

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-23 21:37

      Excuse me ladies-my intention was not to have pinched anything.i have posted this article in every perceivable place possible to help prove a point not for people to now pin point or judge me.i know who wrote it and the first time I have commented or seen any feedback from it.this is not about me but about the big picture.if you to concerned about thinking I'm dishonest then do everyone a favour on this page and take a hike.the honesty is innthenwriting and what it

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-23 21:44

      Posted too soon sorry....but to finish off.stop been such bitches and rather Make comments worth the read especially Janine.the other postings have all the details of the comments and who wrote it and my intentions where not your assumptions Janine but of a good nature and sincere.

      5centsWorth - 2012-05-23 23:20

      @Sibulelo : I hear you. I've had the privilege of working with many intelligent and capable black colleagues and friends that think the way you do. The word I can ascribe to them is 'integrity', and never 'substandard'. Unfortunately there are real racists on either side of ethnic groups which spoil it for everyone else. When you're trying to move on, it is quite annoying to be held back by backward thinking troglodytes.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-24 11:06

      Fannie, you can keep your president. Lock up your sisters though.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-24 11:07

      Jandl when you post stuff written by other people it is the right thing to do to name your source. Otherwise you are committing a crime.

      mandla.dlamini.56 - 2012-05-25 18:22

      Funny enough you are screaming and shouting about dishonesty but you just did that yourself...I guess you are a true South African girl...next time speak your mind and leave other peoples views...our constitution states very clearly "South Africa Belongs To All Who Lives in it" black or what....my point is let's move on as a nation...to day it's Africa Day....we are all suppose to be celebrating our beautyful continent...HAPPY AFRICA DAY EVERYONE

  • jannie.beirowski - 2012-05-23 19:41

    Of course he knows what he is doing! He is doing nothing! Nothing worth mentioning and the mentionables he will not mention as that will ruin his profile. It is so easy to know what you are doing when you are robbing, monetary values, life values, democracy values and everything else that means anything to the nation in total.

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-23 19:42

    You mr zuma are in denial and you might think you have everything under control but it's only because the people you put into power are so stupid like you that you are all in agreement that everything is just hunky dory but in fact the country,your own people are starting realise how incompetent you actually are backed by your dead brain cells running behind try to sweep up the mess behind you but all they doing is adding to your demise and the ANC.keep it up ANC.you doing a wonderful job turning this country into a waste land of corrupt, thieving,murderous,rapists

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-23 19:44

    I would like to ask 2 questions: first one is: I heard today that there are still 2 zuma brides to be waiting in the wings. Is this true? The second question is: things have soured between Zuma and Malema - is it true that it happened because Zuma started seeing Malema's girlfriend? Does anyone out there know if either of these "news items" is true?

      Jacqui - 2012-05-24 11:09

      Apparently at the latest wedding he did say something like the door isn't closed. That could mean more wives on the horizon.

  • brettcch - 2012-05-23 19:45

    He might not be there by mistake, but he's definitely not there on merit either. He's there by coincidence

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-05-23 19:48

    "The issue is how do we make South Africa succeed?" well, its not rocket science now is it?....for you and all your corrupt ANC buddies to take a hike...

  • Mboneni - 2012-05-23 19:55

    THE ISSUE IS NOT WHETHER JACOB ZUMA WAS ELECTED BY MISTAKE OR NOT,BUT THE MISTAKES DONE BY THE PRESIDENT PLACE A SERIOUS DENT ON THE PRESIDENCY AND THE IMAGE OF SA .HOSPITALS HAD STOPED TO PERFORM SOME OPERATIONS BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL MISHAPS,EDUCATION STANDARD IS DECLINING,CORRUPTION IS UNSTOPPABLE,BORDER CONTROL COMPROMISED AND UNEMPLOYMENT TOO HIGH YET THE PRESIDENT IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF WIVES WHICH IS THE ONLY ACTIVITY HE KNOWS.HIS GOVT IS GOING FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS AND NO SOLUTION IN THIS REGARD

      Mpoleleng - 2012-05-23 20:06

      as people we tend to forget that as people we make msitakes which have some results when looked at by people are mistakes whch are to be by a person in that sought of position, what we should remember is Jacob zuma came into power in a transition of SA leadership. k the point im trying to raise is that Zuma is person like you and me he is not god lets allow röom for improvement in his case, stop comparing him to previous presidents he will never be like them-he can only learn from them.

  • Vince.York - 2012-05-23 19:59

    Nothing PERSONAL, but you Jacob Zuma as president of SA with your illicit little thieving unethical support group amongst the tribal royal families here and close by who are HOLDING SA's Democracy to ransom - and that also derived enormous benefit from the apartheid years and exile years, ARE SIMPLY NOT UP TO IT AND YOUR TRACK RECORD DEMONSTRATES IT PERFECTLY. You ARE A CLOWN among puppets largely of at the moment indian 'rub shoulder camaraderie'. Mantashe is your greatest achilles heel, followed closely by thousands not hundreds of other unqualified for the responsibilities and positions you have all sworn to and undertaken to carry out. Your OWN FOLLOWERS have had enough as you are soon to experience. YOU yourself have thrown malema, that psychotic paranoic schizo out at last AFTER LONG UPHOLDING HIS HAND AS A PRIME FUTURE LEADER, but you fail to see that YOU are worse. That 'affirmatively blackened' caricature of your impotent shrivelled drooping genatalia" is the truest statement your epitaph will be written with.................

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-06-05 22:36

      Well said Vince, I totally respect your well articulated point of view and could not agree more!!

  • Brent - 2012-05-23 20:04

    I am glad that he knows what he is doing,but the rest of us have no clue what that may be! LOL!

      George - 2012-05-23 20:23

      One thing he is doing is being complicit in ethnically cleansing SA of the minority whites by total neglect of law enforcement and tacit approval of gross criminality as a way of life. By dumbing down the electorate and encouraging dependence on the grant he is assuring a stable base of voters. Witness another slaughter just today. He is sure to find a home at the ICC in the Hague.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-23 20:05

    i know what I'm doing = 20 more million 1 house and 2 wives then done ;)

  • Martin - 2012-05-23 20:10

    Zuma you ARE there by mistake! You should be in jail, you meat-head.

      Raymond - 2012-05-23 21:50

      He was born by mistake.He is a mistake.

  • Hilda - 2012-05-23 20:12

    Well let me tell you Mr President, you are the only one

  • Lynda - 2012-05-23 20:21

    I understand you not being educated or erudite Mr Pres but um this statement means nothing, nothing at all

  • Mthenjwa - 2012-05-23 20:25

    Mr zuma it wil be gud 4 u n 4 my nation that being amazulu that u hang ur crown as anc leader coz in my buks that ship is sinking deep n wit u in it or malema it gona sink deeper n to al anc n al politics supotaz these ppl u r crazy about are selfish cows so whether u throw stones,insult, race card or bricks on ppl for them they don't care about u, so u beta start work ur ass off 4 ur own victory

  • Polotic - 2012-05-23 20:28

    He is too stupid to realise that he is too stupid to run the country. As for those who voted him in at Polokwane they are too stupid to realise how stupid they were!

      West - 2012-05-23 20:55

      Ignorance is bliss!

  • Andy Siwe Colwana - 2012-05-23 20:29

    u release prisoners out of jail for them to do more crime en u know what u doing? bull! if u know how hard th struggle was, act like it, show us how far u hav come! stop havin a good time en having a wedding after another while we r re-living th struggle! en yes i am Black en against you

  • kaleja - 2012-05-23 20:33

    Of course you're not there by mistake.! It was a very deliberate decision made by a vast majority of people who are just as uneducated as yourself!!! Educate those people! You'll lose the presidency, but we'll end up with a strong country! A country of growth and opportunity for all.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-23 20:33

    True that!

  • hopesiphiwe.maseko - 2012-05-23 20:36

    Zuma is probably referring to juju about the people who were not there in tough times..but he still behaves like he was not there too,than do you really know what you are doing?

  • hopesiphiwe.maseko - 2012-05-23 20:36

    Zuma is probably referring to juju about the people who were not there in tough times..but he still behaves like he was not there too,than do you really know what you are doing?

  • mart.botha - 2012-05-23 20:38

    ZUMA has been an epic failure as a leader and this latest rant can best be summed up by..... 'none are so blind, as those who will not see !'

      mart.botha - 2012-05-23 20:41

      "There are none so blind as those who will not see....... The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.

  • Gerhard - 2012-05-23 20:42

    Mr. President, when are you going to tell us? "The issue is how do we make South Africa succeed? How do we bring about prosperity in our country?"

      Slick - 2012-05-23 23:26

      HEY you said U are NOT President by choice at your last breakfast meeting... Excuse me Sir,realize you ARE TOLD WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT AND WHEN TO DO IT!! OR IS THIS IN FACT A COUNTRY GOVERNED BY A TYRANT AND TYRANNY?? and if I was YOU, best you do something for the country or you going to be Mr EX President very soon....maybe its time to sing..humba khale we Baba....mmmmmm!!!

  • Gerhard - 2012-05-23 20:49

    Jacob Zuma's words: "The issue is how do we make South Africa succeed? How do we bring about prosperity in our country?" Tell us, please tell us of your plan. What have you done about it? The president is asking the questions. The people want answers from him. So, JZ has got it all wrong.

  • West - 2012-05-23 20:54

    I know you know what you`re doing and you`re doing what you know, but is what you`re doing worth knowing? and is what you know worth doing? - hardly!