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Zuma to address UN

2012-09-22 21:25

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will lead South Africa's delegation to the sixty-seventh sitting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the department of international relations and cooperation said on Saturday.

The theme for debate was "Bringing about Adjustment or Settlement of International Disputes of Situations by Peaceful Means," said spokesperson Clayson Monyela in a statement.

Zuma was scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday afternoon, the first day of debate.

South Africa strongly supported reform of the UN, specifically the security council.

"Reform will strengthen the UN as a democratic, accountable and representative body, which is responsive to the needs of all its members," said Monyela.

South Africa was also supporting Palestine's coming request for enhanced status as an UN observer state, and participating in meetings on the margins of the General Assembly.

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Comments
  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 21:30

    Another platform for him to lie.

      vandross.ntshegi - 2012-09-22 21:39

      Zuma to adress the UN lmao!! Are they serious?

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-22 21:59

      I suggest he begins with a few songs to break the ice, "Bring me my machine-gun" followed by "Kill the farmer kill the boer"....and then that idiotic little giggle with the grin....man I will be a proud South African.

      lownabester - 2012-09-22 22:01

      I cringed everytime I see him with Leaders from civilization countries.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-22 22:03

      @ Vandross - I think it's called "Comic Relief"

      sally.lewitt - 2012-09-22 22:05

      now let hope he employees a better speech writer that's can type fast..

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-22 22:13

      Half the delegates will not be able to attend as Zippers wives and kids will take up half the seats...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-22 22:15

      USA please don't panic, you are not under attack, its just Zipper's squadron approaching. Three planes are for his wives baggage...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-22 22:16

      UN is a circus and will be inducting s new clown...

      juicecard.tshaka - 2012-09-23 04:50

      Says Trevor Noah" Our president doesn`t conform to the norms of grammar and punctuation" so we`ll hear something like this- SA will party cipate in brinkink about ajusmends or setilemends of int netional disputes of stuotions by pieace ful mins.What a co mic relief

      tw2066 - 2012-09-23 17:03

      Lets hope he doesn't forget to mention that democracy means what the majority wants,,,, ans that AA and BBBEE are implemented against a minority, and that he allows prisoners out of jail to rape innocent people, and that he is an illegitamate premier, and that China means more than the freedom of the Tibetan people, and that arms are sold to Zim despite an embargo to kill innocent people and ... aw forget it..... Like Gadaffi, Mugabe, Hitler, Idi Amen ... this dude will be allowed to go on until the body count eventually spurs international action...

  • adam.gardener.12 - 2012-09-22 21:33

    This must surely be a new record.The most UNeducated person ever to address the UN. Another first for SA, and I suppose half the airforce will fly behind him and all his wives. Idiot.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-09-22 22:24

      Adam, I don't think so. Can you remember Jackie Selebie was the head of Interpol. JZ please don't embarrass us South Africans, by reading off your written report. Don't forget to pause at commas, and stop at full stops. And please stop clearing your bloody throat, it is highly irritating. Maybe a quick turn past Barack Obama for a lesson or two in speaking in public might do the trick !

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-23 12:23

      Ama-Jihad of Iran will be there too - Psycho convention...

      tw2066 - 2012-09-23 17:08

      Abudinajad, Zuma, Mugabe --- pity about Gadaffi,, they could have arranged their Psyco party and discussed killing tactics. Abadinajad likes to blow up his people, Mugabe shoots them with illegitimate guns from SA, Zuma shags them to death with hi "spear'.

  • whites.mustunite - 2012-09-22 21:34

    How embarrassing. I hope they don't think all South Africans are as backward as him.

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-22 21:45

    And what ask for Foreign Investment hey showerhead?

      sally.lewitt - 2012-09-22 21:52

      Sean, perhaps they'd like to purchase the painting of the Spear and the other one of JZ in full traditional garb but worth less as the artist was not exactly pale skinned..? Just a thought

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-23 01:45

      No he makes sure he has all his begging bowls on board when he heads for Beijing. Asking the West for handouts is so 90's

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-09-23 06:20

      Fanny Mcayana, there is only one solution to this problem, get rid of him!

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-09-23 07:03

      Another thing, Fanny, nowhere in Sean's statement did I see anything racist, a word that the likes of you seem to throw out at every negative comment. When last I checked it is our (regardless of colour or creed), Constitutional and Democratic right to comment on the idiotic leadership of anybody who is supposed to be a so called leader or head of state. I personally don't want to watch or hear anything he has to say at the UN, because I might puke.

  • RudiErnst - 2012-09-22 22:29

    I would imagine that the UN are not as easily mislead as South Africa's sheep. They know a grinning idiot when they see one, but they must humour the fool. I am by no means suggesting that blacks are in any way inferior to whites, but zuma should not be president of a kingdom in the imagination of his many wives, let alone in real, big-boy-underpants, terms.

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-23 01:52

      Well many members of the UN, perticularly the US and Europe were indirectly responsible for him becoming president of a country. So they can relish in what they created. A std. 3 certificate president who is a laughing stock, a country with runaway crime, disease, corruption and a crumbling infrastructure. A country where entitlement, illegal strikes and destruction of anything of value is at the core of it's politics, a country which is now on level 6 on the genocide watch list.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-22 22:51

    Nobody really believes Zuma or cares what he says. The UN in any event....never mind. No. Let's for a moment be realistic. The UN is a self-aggrandising's coffee shop.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-22 22:57

      Better to say the UN can sometimes be the vehicle for self-aggrandisement. Luckily but not quite satisfactorily the rest of us plebs can see through all the dishonesty.

  • emile.marais - 2012-09-22 23:14

    Actually I don't think much of the UN anyway.

  • gneralle.edon - 2012-09-22 23:14

    The heading should read \Zuma to undress UN\

  • Hendrik JJ Kruger - 2012-09-22 23:24

    I really won't mind if he used some of my tax money to employ someone to photoshop his mugshots into something more palatable. He manages to look moronic on all his pictures! Shame man!

  • patrick.mettle.7 - 2012-09-23 00:14

    First I hope he gets to read the speech before delivering it so that any sentence that is carried over to another page does not confuse the poor man. Secondly, after killing 33 miners, how can Zuma talk about \Bringing about Adjustment or Settlement of International Disputes of Situations by Peaceful Means,\. Is the UN playing a joke?

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-09-23 05:49

    Get ready to be made a fool of by this spineless clown. Nobody takes him seriously let alone the UN.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-23 06:28

    Who's ready for some side bets ?? First how many times is the Zoomster gonna push back his specs with his stinky finger ? Second how many times is peckerspear gonna 'gmmph' ?

  • sandor.l.varga - 2012-09-23 06:36

    One more international embarrassment, here we go. Wonder how many friends will go for a shopping trip with him. Hopefully will stay there for a long time, anyway it is no difference he is here or there. Praying that a grade 2 teacher is in the delegation...

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-09-23 08:03

    OMG...if the world isn't laughing at us yet, they will now....

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2012-09-23 08:44

    Kgalema motlante should have been de one adressing de UN not umshini wami zuma

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-09-23 09:10

    Jacob Zuma cannot settle disputes in his own country South Africa now he is to address the UN on the subject. Is this what the UN is about listening to people who do not care about happenings in their home countries. JZ does not know what peace means let alone reform.

      lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-23 10:12

      Yep, he's got something to say about settling international disputes yet nothing to say about the violent and never-ending disputes going on here. Kids have been put in a military camp in the Northern Cape, people are dying, because of disputes here.

  • niel.phillips.7 - 2012-09-23 10:09

    what an advert for our country old lickedy lips is - disgrace that he should share the stage with 'real' leaders - whatta joke!

  • Erna - 2012-09-23 10:51

    Hopefully he is also telling the UN that he actually knows nothing about the topic and the the people in SA are being raped and murdered in their homes, at work, while shopping, while travelling, at church, and while celebrating a 21st birthday. We are a country at war with criminals while the government is bragging about the crime statistics!

  • Zahir - 2012-09-23 11:42

    Will he be asked to explain the our control crime rate and the massive corruption levels in sa?

  • john.cryink - 2012-09-23 11:49

    1 Inform the UN about the farm murders. 2 About discrimination with cANCer laws BE EQUITY AA. 3 How these laws and crime( creating entitlement, expectation where crimes are borh out of) made mostly whites leave this country a form ethnic cleansing.

  • harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-23 12:42

    President Zuma Has indicated a long time ago that reconcilliation is not his strong point and that he had no interest in it. The fact that in his own country there are a number of groups that he has failed to come to agreement with or that he attacks with political rehitoric whenever he needs to score some politial power points. For his advisors to arrange for him to go address the UN on peaceful settlements as a exspert is absurd. In Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Somalia, and Congo he has been absolutely ineffectual. I just hope that this is not a new campaign by the ANC to hood wink the world that he has good intentions with minority groups. His philosopy on democracy of late, His inaction at the slaughter of the 34 miners. His failure to provide even a basic education to the people of other groups and his racist employment policies towards white and colourd people and his failure to recognise the true indiginous people of Southern Africa. This will just be another poorly written speech given by a dictator to a bunch of sheep.

  • Derick Coetzee - 2012-09-23 17:52

    Die keiser is kaal.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-23 22:05

    Who is this oke going to bulldust this time?

  • barry.pointeer - 2012-09-24 05:56

    get off aids get off!! im gonna take a shower...

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