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Zuma hits out at Nato over Libya

2011-08-11 18:50

Johannesburg -Nato allies could be seeking a regime change in Libya in a manner that is "unacceptable", President Jacob Zuma told the Parliament of Burundi on Thursday.

"We have found ourselves in a situation where the developed world has decided to intervene in Africa in a manner that was not agreed to when the UN resolution 1973...was passed," he said in a speech prepared for delivery.

"We have found this resolution being abused in a manner that is totally unacceptable."

Zuma reiterated the African Union's (AU) call for an "African solution", and a need for a cessation of hostilities to allow Libyan dialogue.

"Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has agreed not to be part of the Libyan dialogue. What we need now is for the allies to allow the space for such a dialogue to take place.

"We urge African parliamentarians to work with us in promoting such African solutions....so that its voice can be heard on matters of conflict resolution on the continent, from Somalia to Libya."

Transparent

Zuma said South Africa committed itself to working with other "like-minded" states towards improving the working methods of the United Nations Security Council for a more legitimate, accountable, transparent, representative and effective body.

"The council needs to be responsive to the needs of the developing world when it comes to the quest for peace and security,"he said.

"More importantly, it must be in tune with the African continent and give Africa the space to solve its problems."

Close to his heart

The Parliament heard that Burundi was close to Zuma's heart and South Africa was ready to help with its post-conflict reconstruction.

"We are not here to discuss the peace process. We are here to discuss post-conflict reconstruction and development and to work with the Burundian people towards a future of peace and prosperity."

South Africa was prepared to aid in opening up Burundi's "political space", capacity-building and ensure economic development.

Identified areas of co-operation between the countries were in infrastructure development, agriculture and agro-processing, higher education, defence, mining, tourism and private sector development.

Support for higher education would include technical co-operation on building capacity, teacher education and higher education planning.

Intrinsically linked

Zuma said he would like to see increased volumes of trade and investment between the two countries.

The partnership was important because South Africa's national interest was "intrinsically linked" to Africa's stability, unity and prosperity.

"Our foreign policy is informed by collaboration, co-operation and building partnerships. It is in this spirit that we are engaging with Burundi in this post-conflict phase," said Zuma.

"It is also in this spirit that we promote multilateralism and collective responsibility in dealing with challenges facing the African continent and the contemporary world. "

Zuma departed for Burundi for a state visit on Wednesday.

The delegation accompanying him include the ministers of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Higher Education Blade Nzimande, Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu and Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Thandi Tobias-Pokolo.

Comments
  • dragon - 2011-08-11 18:56

    "We urge African parliamentarians to work with us in promoting such African solutions....Eish!!! since when can africans find solutions without screwing up?

      JoggieRSA@24.com - 2011-08-11 19:27

      And Zuma thinks he knows best!?!?!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-11 19:48

      Oh pls Zuma,come and cry for our beloved country!...stop covering for dictators and take care of our problems,South Africa needs a president,not a comrade

      Sheda Hab - 2011-08-11 21:17

      Hahahahahaha Zuma thinks that by supporting a pig like Gaddafi will make him look innocent when we overthrow him and his gov. It is ok for him attack NATO yet Malema's attack (decleration of war ) on Botswana is ok???? Shame I used be scared but who can be scared or have ANY fear for the idiots like we have. Everyday that passes gives me more courage to rise up and do the RIGHT thing......

      AA - 2011-08-11 21:45

      When is Africa going to speak out against the atrocities carried out by African leaders such as Gadhafi and Mugabe ? Zuma likes to point fingers at the West yet he cannot condemn his own neighbours. He cannot even control the ANCYL. He is becoming a joke; the rest of the world are quite honestly not interested in him

      slg - 2011-08-12 22:07

      Thankfully Botswana does, one of the few governments of an African country with integrity, courage and at least some respect for human rights.

  • so mouse - 2011-08-11 19:00

    Who cares what Zuma got to say, apart from his uneducated comrades. The rest of the world are laughing at our vegetable, communist government

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 19:48

      @so Mouse Clearly, you care hence posting a comment.

  • Hilary Ojukwu - 2011-08-11 19:04

    Good talk by President Zuma. Now, it's time for the AU to pass a resolution condemning NATO's actions in Libya. It's time for the AU to condemn the silence of the UN over the atrocities of NATO in Libya. It's time for Africans to speak with one voice and demand that NATO pull out of Libya.

      Weisskopf - 2011-08-11 19:21

      And then what, let Africans solve their own problems again--- Rwanda, Somalia, Zimbabwe and and and....did not see then or now to many bright ideas????

      The_Rock - 2011-08-11 19:22

      You sound like a Nigerian to me and there is nothing to say but they are the most corrupt human beings alive on planet earth. Your only interest is where and how much money you can suck out of Africa or from the world for this matter.

      rosemarie - 2011-08-11 19:48

      it is time that African's speak for themselves as thinking individuals and not as a mindless mob

      TGSA - 2011-08-11 19:52

      Always interesting how African leaders condemn the "West" but they welcome NGO's, their money and they (the African leaders...) love going there (to the "West"), I don't understand it all. Do you?

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 19:52

      @the Cock,or i mean the rock.... You sound like a racist,filled with complains.

      Anton - 2011-08-11 20:07

      Hilary Ojukwu, Before the AU passes any furher resolutions, could they please explain to Africa and the rest of the world; How it is possible, that they don't openly condemn gaddafi in the strongest possible terms, as the leaders of this same African Union, have written and approved, the African Charter. One of the main objectives in this charter; SEEKING TO ENTRENCH IN THE CONTINENT A POLITICAL CULTURE OF CHANGE OF POWER BASED ON THE HOLDING OF REGULAR, FREE, AND TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS CONDUCTED BY COMPETENT , INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL NATIONAL ELECTORAL BODIES NOWHERE BUT NOWHERE in this Charter does it says, one will support a leader who has refused for FORTY TWO YEARS, to hold any kind of election. No wonder that not only outside Africa, but also very much in Africa, there is no respect whatsoever for this organisation!!!!!

      Macho Mike - 2011-08-11 23:40

      Hilary, your comments would suggest to me that given the situation that has occurred in SA's 12th province, namely Zimbabwe,that you would support a sick, senile, murderous despot like Bob the Destroyer? The day Africa speaks with one voice is the day the continent will choke!

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:27

      @ The Rock. Now I see hoe stupid you can be. You chose to attack Hillary's nationality instead of criticizing his points. What if he is Nigerian? You are mad because they and the Libyans provided all the funds used to topple your idiotic apartheid

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:58

      The Cock or rock can complain until he turns pink. Hillary has spoken well. We need more Nigerians!

      Anton - 2011-08-12 11:20

      derrick.maha, "We need more Nigerians" No thank you, we got Malema....... That's enough, thank you !!!!!!!!

      JOHN ROBERTS - 2011-08-13 16:15

      And after you have condemned NATO actions, then what? Sit back and do nothing? The question is: what effective measures can be brought to bear on a continent (Europe) that has dominated and still dominates your continent (Africa). The USA is already planting AFRICOM firmly in your backyard, adding you to the American Empire and your leaders do nothing.

  • joe777xxx@24.com - 2011-08-11 19:05

    showerhead chooses the side of a murderer with a warrant of arrest out for him....birds of a feather...it boggles the mind.

      JoggieRSA@24.com - 2011-08-11 19:36

      Yes... The same he chooses side with corrupt Cele...

  • Bart Zimzon - 2011-08-11 19:12

    against the skin of a dog--->dog will bite

  • CharVal@24.com - 2011-08-11 19:17

    I hit out at zuma! You have never found a solution and as an african leader with your rep. never will! Who are you?

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 20:00

      He is the president of South Africa.

  • andre - 2011-08-11 19:17

    the president should focus on his internal duties instead of countries thousands of miles north and peruse the public protectors report etc which we are still awaiting feedback on, one comrade will never criticise another comrade no matter what and that sums up the current state of affairs

      Kevin - 2011-08-12 08:04

      Best showerhead buggers things up far away. if he stays here things would only be worse

  • John - 2011-08-11 19:18

    The NATO action against Gaddafi is making Zuma very nervous.

      Zebelon - 2011-08-11 21:14

      Apart from being nervous, he and his AU cronies never criticised Gaddafi for killing innocent and hapless civilians instead of confronting rebels.

  • The_Rock - 2011-08-11 19:19

    Well done old man well done who wrote this speech for you .Africa is doomed as it was 300 years ago.Ghadaffi is nothing better than our neighbor mad Robert

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 19:59

      Amazing, It was the Zimbabwean people both black &white that voted Mr Mugabe into power. Now they want to complain and call him mad bob.

      slg - 2011-08-12 07:32

      He's overstayed his welcome by about 25 years; Gadhafi has overstayed by 35 years. They're dictators who lie, cheat, bully and steal to stay in power.

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:32

      The Rock you are the most irrational idiot I have found on the cyberspace. If Africa is doomed, why don't you f**king get you broke ass Dutch butt over to Holland or do you need us to apply Bob's style here

  • Bheki - 2011-08-11 19:20

    viva zuma u make sence and people shoiuld listen to your words of wisdom u are our great leader liek juju and these people on forum just hate blacks and the fact that we rule better than them and the madam !!! viva juju down with DA !!

      JoggieRSA@24.com - 2011-08-11 19:38

      Like we should listen when he does NOTHING against his corrupt government that steal our money!!!! You must be joking!

      erno.v.dyk - 2011-08-11 19:52

      Eish Bheki, you are fast on your way to become as incompetent as those you support, oh sorry , my mistake....you are already there!

      TGSA - 2011-08-11 19:54

      I do not know what you smoke but please tell me what it is, it helps to be as ignorant as you are...

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-11 20:01

      You and Zuma & Juju share a brain? not much in it

      HogHo - 2011-08-11 21:19

      Bheki, you're a tosser, like Zuma, Malema, Kaunda, Mugabe, and and and.............

      Kevin - 2011-08-12 08:07

      Bheki , the anc has broken every working department in this country. If you think corruption ,fraud and theft at home is a good thing and that Gadaffi a dictator who is killinghis people needs support then you are one sick puppy.

  • Mundu - 2011-08-11 19:22

    African solution working real well in Zimbabwe and Sudan. What a nob Zuma is, he's trying to fix their problems by sending them our problems.

  • Jenni - 2011-08-11 19:26

    JZ should rather attend to local affairs before putting his foot out the door - stop delaying on our matters!!!!!!!!!

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:52

      That is to say he should forget the Zim Problem? Idiots

  • SP - 2011-08-11 19:27

    I don't normally approve of JZ's opinions or decisions. However, in this regard I must say : Well done Mr President. People need to get over this mental block that NATO and the West are always the good guys.

      Mundu - 2011-08-11 21:33

      Thats the trouble "people" always whine when NATO does nothing or when they do something....they just can't get a break from idiots.

      MobBim - 2011-08-12 11:36

      Even though I am not a great fan of Zuma but I have to support positive words from him. Well said our President We are tired of this red pigs....

      slg - 2011-08-12 16:09

      MobBim, you may not be a Zuma supporter, but from your other posts you're clearly a supporter of the brutal dictator Gadhafi who is denying Libyans the right to vote other than on tribal councils, like under Apartheid.

  • alexander721 - 2011-08-11 19:30

    how can Zuma speak about an "African solution" when countries like Zimbabwe and south africa cannot even sort out there issues. Zuma should focus more attention at home than abroad. I|t is obvious he rather face the music from overseas critics than locally.. or has Malema ordered him to remain silent seeing he is pulling the reins of the ANC horse cart.

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 19:56

      @alex, So judging by your comment,he should not worry about ZIMBABWE. Unless you think Zim is in South Africa.

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:51

      Speak tommy!

      frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 09:59

      ANC is gonna be in power for the next thousand yrs to come your anger is taking you nowhere or lets say are you one of those who is still emmigrating. nice trip buy the way u enjoying it here in Africa thats why u still singing the emmigration song

      slg - 2011-08-12 22:09

      frederick, no disrespect, that's arrogant. We have no idea what can happen, even tomorrow. Look how fast the world is changing.

  • call a spade - 2011-08-11 19:40

    zuma can say to NATO what he want. nobody outside africa listen to the clown. he became obsolete even in his own country. if this is the best "leeda" the anc can come up with God save us.

      frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 10:01

      we still have a lot , Jesus was one of the ANC leaders. Julius is still coming

  • nic - 2011-08-11 19:42

    Worry about sorting out the joke that is your own government JC. Leave International policy decisions for people who actually understand economic and humanitarian aspects of international politics.

      nic - 2011-08-11 22:16

      meant JZ not JC

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-11 19:43

    MRZuma you accept a dictator like you comrade bob magabe who cant even win a fair election.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-08-11 19:46

    Well said Mr president....... Finally coming to your senses. No need to listen to the west and its allies,they days are numbered. The U.S has lost its AAA credit,now its France,italy is already bust. It all makes sense why the U.S.,ENGLAND,FRANCE & ITALY ran to attack Libya.They probably thought Gaddafi would fold within a month,but Karma is a motherf...er. Long live the last KING of Africa,that did not bow down to the West and its allies. Long live Gaddafi.......

      V. Zela - 2011-08-11 19:53

      Who is or was tommy 1?

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-11 20:03

      Ah,but please do not stop the hand-outs to Africa! Fill the pockets comrades

      Anton - 2011-08-11 20:56

      tommy2 "did not bow down to the West...." What are you talking about ???? This motherf...er has been licking the West's a.ss, since the day he wiped the sand out of his eyes. Where were those corrupt scum boys of gaddafi, in Russia, in China, or in Venezuela ?????? Off course not, because they were in London, Paris and New York, cause that's where they got their hundreds and hundreds of millions of US DOLLARS, in BRIBE MONEY. It is on record that one of these gaddafi thugs demanded ONE BILLION from Royal Dutch Shell, as a f.cking commission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do you think this terrorist gaddafi dismantled his nuclear program, BECAUSE OF THE US DOLLARS!!!!!! Wake up, snap out of this silly childish pro gaddafi world. These gaddafi guys are the scum of this earth.

      sqawkme - 2011-08-11 21:10

      D!&KH*@d! But you like to wear and drive and use goods developed by the West and their Allies! Better pray that those economies don't collapse, or Somalia will look like a Sunday picnic.

      Teemachine - 2011-08-12 09:41

      @tommy 2 My friend you need to open a book. If you think that the west's days are numbered and Africa will rise up to take control you are a silly billy. It's just not going to happen. The concern is China taking control of the world and they aren't great with there human rights. You'll be wishing the west would come back after China has colonized Africa.

      derrick.maha - 2011-08-12 09:48

      Anton. I hope you do not have an ant's brain that goes with that useless name of yours. It seems you have been watching too much BBC? Do you really want us to believe your propaganda?. When you listen to those right wing propaganda a lot, they start moulding your opinions.

      Anton - 2011-08-12 11:37

      derric.maha, Just phoned my mum, and asked her why she gave me this ,useless, name. She says she thought it was kute, but she does send her apologise to you!!!!! And when it comes to the BBC....... Even if I totally disagree, unless its racist or full of hatred, I do respect most comments BUT I am sorry, I find the notion that the BBC, CNN , Aljazeera, are propaganda channels, soooo pathetically childish, that anyone who makes such comment, I can't possibly take serious any longer!!!!!!!!

      slg - 2011-08-12 16:11

      There is no place for empowered monarchies in our modern world. The world moved away from this a long, long time ago. The self-proclaimed Emperor is in the process of being dethroned. Gadhafi is a bad relic from that nasty past.

  • Thabo - 2011-08-11 19:58

    We still have urgent issues that needs your attention over here in South Africa. Like the debate which is hampering the economy of the country, the Madonsela report, prolonged strikes, unruly individuals, racism, uncontrollable corruption, need I say more....

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-11 19:59

    Pot is calling the kettle black? Can not even stay in SA and sort out his corrupt cadres! Pathetic worm! Just fill your pockets comrades!

  • Omphile Moses - 2011-08-11 20:00

    Mr President your country is boiling and awaiting responses from the public protector report. Hitting out on Libya wont fix the problems we facing here at home. You should be hitting on the culprits stated on the PP report...

  • Jeffrey Jones - 2011-08-11 20:04

    "Support for higher education would include technical co-operation on building capacity, teacher education and higher education planning." Surely you joke?. Our own education system is a bloody shambles, and you're offering help to other countries?

  • Doug - 2011-08-11 20:09

    keep your uneducated mouth out of things u do not understand. Then again with a std 4 what else can we expect dumbass!

  • Philip - 2011-08-11 20:19

    Zuma fix SA and Malema. Fix SA before you worry about Libya

  • Mikey - 2011-08-11 20:19

    Cummon Zuma, this Gaddafi cat gots to go

  • Hassan - 2011-08-11 21:02

    Thank u so much mr zuma u r doing a lot and we r depending on u!!

  • Zebelon - 2011-08-11 21:05

    Zuma and Africa were given the space to save innocent civilians when Gaddafi's army wantonly killed them for days at the start of the rebelion in Libya. They did nothing and scores of civilians were being killed. Now that the UN and NATO came to the rescue, Zuma is playing the smart guy. Seemingly, all he is concerned with is the safety and prestige of the previledged and inhuman leaders as well as the prestige of the toothless AU. Zuma is full of himself.

  • Yankee - 2011-08-11 21:27

    How far is Malema with his new house? Gaddafi needs to go underground.

  • StoneAngel - 2011-08-11 21:34

    Zuma - what the ANC and the government is South Africa is doing also 'unacceptable' We as taxpayers are being abused in a manner that is totally unacceptable." Instead of going off to Burundi you should be here sorting out all the problems that you have caused - we are still waiting for your report on the Police leasing scandal and many other screw ups and corruption matters.

  • ibrahim.shaik1 - 2011-08-11 23:38

    I SUPPORT ZUMA . GADAFI HAS REPEATIDLY CALLED FOR TALKS WITH THE WEST SAYING "COME TALK TO US, IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY IN WHICH THE OIL DEALS ARE GOING, COME TALK TO US ". THIS WAR IS NOTHING BUT AN ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE OIL AND GADAFFI HAS TO THINK ABOUT HIS PEOPLE FIRST. WE TOO NEED THIS OIL AND SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE WEST TO CONTROL IT . ZUMA IS DOING THE RIGHT THING...PROTECTING THE VALUABEL RESOURCES THAT OUR CONTINENT HAS. WHO HAS THE MOST COPPER - AFRICA WHO HAS MORE IRON THAN THE WORLD WILL EVER NEED - AFRICA WHO HAS GOLD -AFRICA WHO HAS DIAMONDS - AFRICA WHO HAS THE BIGGEST RESERVE OF URANIUM ON THE PLANET - AFRICA WHO HAS PLUTONIUM - AFRICA AND NOW ... WHO HAS , WAR ,POVERTY, NO EDUCATION - YES MY FRIENDS - AFRICA> IN DUE TIME THIS WILL CHANGE - WE HAVE WHAT THEY WANT - WE MUST LEARN TO CONTROL THEM AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND ! AMERICA\ LONDON \ AND FRANCE WILL FALL ...JUST LIKE ROME DID...AND THEN IT WILL AFRICAS TURN. THEY , THEY ENEMIES KNOW THIS , FOR THEY HAVE NOTHING IN THEIR SOIL OF ANY VALUE , SO THEY SEEK OUR LANDS ...THEY WILL BE STOPPED ... I CONCLUDED BY RESONATING THE WORDS OF THE RESPECTED AFRICAN LEADER, GADAFII " TO THE WEST ...IF YOU WANT WE IN AFRICA HAVE - COME SPEAK TO US AND WE CAN TALK - BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMOVE HEADS OF STATE TO ISTALL PUPPETS WHO BOW DOWN TO YOUR EVERY WHIM....COME TALK TO US ...WE ARE OPEN TO NEGOTIATION".

      slg - 2011-08-12 07:34

      Rubbish

      Beetroot - 2012-01-13 07:43

      You dumb darkie!!! When you invent the wheel then we can sit down and talk about the wheelbarrow you need to move your resources!

  • Kevin - 2011-08-12 07:18

    Is it all unacceptable because Gadaffi is a democratic leader that would never hurt the citizens of Libya. Come on Nato, kick Gadaffi's and supporters arse, bring about regime change and install an elected government. That is what the anc claim to have done. Please can you make the new Libyans officials honest ones as we slipped up big time on honesty issues.

  • Gandanga - 2011-08-12 08:07

    Zimbabwe??? How long??? You voted with thugs, it you are part of the thugs!

  • WhiteMalema - 2011-08-12 08:52

    Support for higher education, teacher education and higher education planning? This while students in his own country are stoning teachers? He wants the united nations to give Africa the space to solve its own problems? Ja right. by the time the UN wipes the crap out of their eyes, Africans would have f**ked up this continent completely and African Caucasians will be extinct.

  • RAYSEMBE - 2011-08-12 09:29

    AND CAMERON also he is a killer,why not saying it out,do no hide what is going on in Britain currently.

  • frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 09:46

    we always comment according to race not judgement. im gonna follow suit. if u not satisfied ship out, if uv got anger in you hard luck. we will see much of this comments let me say until we die cause the reality is the ANC is still gonna rule and that means a black man is still gonna be in charge until Jesus comes whether one likes it or not. since i was growing up iv been hearing ppl emigrating to Australia till now. dont just comment on the NET come out at work dont hide and engage in debates. thumbs up to ppl (black & white) who criticize when is necessary not by colour. wrong is wrong whether by black or white. to some wrong is immune to them.

      Beetroot - 2012-01-13 08:02

      Leonard - very true and even if there was a bus about to run them over and you shouted a warning, they refuse to listen because you are white!

  • Badballie - 2011-08-12 09:48

    Yaaa Zuma as if you and your terrorist organisation has kept your word on anything!? you just don't want international interference when your genocide of the white population changes gears.

  • frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 10:40

    long leave, the ANC was chosen by GOD to lead and we still gonna lead for the next million yrs to come. they ar still here after 1994 they were singing we are leaving for overseas, it means the ANC is doing a great job cause they are still here. they know they are not white enough as compared to the Europeans, Americans & the Aussies. thats why they still scared to emmigrate. there where you want to go there is no one to insult you will be on the next available flight thats why you wont leave. thanks to the ANC thats why we see so many comments, freedom of speech you can even insult a President.

      slg - 2011-08-14 08:30

      ?

  • frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 11:23

    long leave, the ANC was chosen by GOD to lead and we still gonna lead for the next million yrs to come. they ar still here after 1994 they were singing we are leaving for overseas, it means the ANC is doing a great job cause they are still here. they know they are not white enough as compared to the Europeans, Americans & the Aussies. thats why they still scared to emmigrate. there where you want to go there is no one to insult you will be on the next available flight thats why you wont leave. thanks to the ANC thats why we see so many comments, freedom of speech you can even insult a President.

      slg - 2011-08-14 08:30

      ?

  • frederick sibiya - 2011-08-12 11:23

    long leave, the ANC was chosen by GOD to lead and we still gonna lead for the next million yrs to come. they ar still here after 1994 they were singing we are leaving for overseas, it means the ANC is doing a great job cause they are still here. they know they are not white enough as compared to the Europeans, Americans & the Aussies. thats why they still scared to emmigrate. there where you want to go there is no one to insult you will be on the next available flight thats why you wont leave. thanks to the ANC thats why we see so many comments, freedom of speech you can even insult a President.

      slg - 2011-08-14 08:31

      ? P.S. God doesn't do politics.

  • MobBim - 2011-08-12 11:47

    This topic is irrelevant because Ditlaela tsotlhe(All idiot pigs) already diluted the value and the message of our President.... just because JZ is has no Academic record... does not mean what ever he is irrational. Ignorant is the dangerous incurable disease many suffer...

      slg - 2011-08-12 16:16

      I agree with what you're saying but Zuma is supporting a brutal dictator who is doing at least as bad to Libyans as the Apartheid system did to South Africans. There's no sense in this. He's probably not aware of it, which he should be as leader of our country.

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:44

    Certain people in financial and political establishments in Britain, the US&elsewhere made policy for Africa,That [policy] says Africans do not have the right to live, and we don't care if they die. And we are going to let them die,” he added. Freeman elaborated that the British oligarchy believes that there are too many people in the world, so if Africans die, the world population will decrease

      slg - 2011-08-13 16:59

      That was during the colonial era which ended fifty years ago. Get with it man. You're being a bore.

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:47

    Afrikans who got their mis-edcuation from slave/colonial masters are too overcome by their masters material life to see the truth,they have no minds of their own,they sees life from their masters eyes,they thinks the way their masters wanted them to.That is why their master always right,no matter what the masters did,even rapping their mothers and sisters while they looks.Excertly wat is happening in Africa today

      slg - 2011-08-13 17:00

      Since colonialism ended fifty years ago, education has been created by African governments. Where have you been the past fifty years?

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:47

    A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey

      slg - 2011-08-13 17:01

      This is so old it's not even funny. It's from the 1970's.

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:48

    If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing". (Malcom X

      slg - 2011-08-13 17:02

      Time to free yourself from your victim beliefs?

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:50

    People, more especialy the educated need to question their sanity and education if they still belive what mainstream media says..

      slg - 2011-08-13 17:02

      This is too sweeping a statement. Not all main-stream media is wrong. There are right elements within it.

  • Conelle - 2011-08-12 20:56

    I feel so much pain in my heart, how long can we continue to look at injustice on the Africa continent? It happened during the time of our four fathers and we blamed them for been foolish and naive, but here we are now to our face, the west have come again by force and we are looking. Well, i pray our children should pass the blame on us for been stupid.

      slg - 2011-08-13 17:04

      Based on your statements above, I'm wondering if the pain in your heart is real pain, or pseudo-pain (meaning self-pity) born of pseudo victimhood.

  • mallouk73 - 2011-08-13 04:35

    It looks like the commentators on this post are Apartheid Rednecks from England that don't belong in South Africa. Can the South African Natives kick them out like garbage human scums they are.

      slg - 2011-08-15 08:34

      Your comments are even worse, more racist, more hateful, more violent than those under Apartheid. Just so you know. Where's the sense in that.

  • d.j.brits - 2011-10-14 00:41

    Go NATO as a SA citizen I support you all the way, not my own country.......

  • Vic - 2012-01-12 23:37

    Wind your neck in Zuma. NATO helped restore democracy in Libya, something which you know very little about.

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-13 07:13

    Zuma the dumb zulu shouting at the lightning and thunder!