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Zuma's God comments 'intimidation'

2011-04-13 20:52

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's comments earlier this year that any vote for another party was equivalent to voting for the devil was akin to voter intimidation, an opposition party leader said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the signing of the Electoral Code of Conduct in Midrand, Jake Maseka, president of the Movement Democratic Party said: "There are some intimidatory or threatening statements that if you vote for the opposition, you vote for the devil. These are intimidatory statements.

"And that if you vote ANC you vote for God. These are intimidatory statements."

He said such utterances should be discouraged. He urged Zuma and the ANC to look at the Bible.

"My advice to the author of those words, I would respectfully refer my brothers and sisters to Exodus chapter 20 verse 7."

He quoted the verse: "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain."

Comments
  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-13 21:02

    Voting for the African National Circus is akin to voting for the devil!

  • Smiley - 2011-04-13 21:10

    when you mix religion and politics,you gonna end up like the middle-east.God is NOT gonna help,help yourself..or ask someone else.

      tbomelamsomi - 2011-12-21 12:05

      well said

  • wide awake - 2011-04-13 21:18

    lol - This cANCer are all suffering from siff of the brain, Is there anything they actually respect except for useless corrupt racist behaviour. Quite right you do not use the Lords name in vain but would be a bit much to expect an organisation that has no regard for anything including it's own people to abide by anything, they have been allowed to steal, corrupt and demoralise a society. Why would they respect God?

  • frangelico - 2011-04-13 21:22

    ZUMA has a very bad memory when it comes to religion,& politics He is one of the biggest sinners,the devil he mentioned is himself personified So MR.ZUMA I WILL NOT EVEN CALL YOU MR PRESIDENT. If you vote ANC you vote ANARCHY NEPOTISIM CRAP

  • Mundu - 2011-04-13 21:23

    This guy's got a good point. Pity the sheeple won't heed it.

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:37

      Amen Brotha!!!!

      MaLemmer - 2011-04-13 21:45

      Baaaaaa..!

      MaLemmer - 2011-04-13 21:45

      Baaaaaa..!

      MaLemmer - 2011-04-13 21:45

      Baaaaaa..!

  • beicime - 2011-04-13 21:23

    Poor imagination Mr. President.

  • CharVal@24.com - 2011-04-13 21:23

    Let's let them pay tax?

  • beicime - 2011-04-13 21:24

    Poor imagination Mr. President.

  • beicime - 2011-04-13 21:24

    Poor imagination Mr. President.

  • POLLENYS - 2011-04-13 21:24

    Exactly the kind of tripe one expects from the ANC and its leader. They must really be in trouble when they call the Lord in.

  • wide awake - 2011-04-13 21:27

    The majority of the cANCer are behaving like Robert Magabe and Idi Amin. Has someone from the cANCer found some old videos from the last century with courses from mad Bob and Idi Amin, or has the majority of cANCer government also caught syphilis. Idiot Amin and Magabe both sufferers of the disease, easy to recognize the symptoms.

  • wide awake - 2011-04-13 21:27

    The majority of the cANCer are behaving like Robert Magabe and Idi Amin. Has someone from the cANCer found some old videos from the last century with courses from mad Bob and Idi Amin, or has the majority of cANCer government also caught syphilis. Idiot Amin and Magabe both sufferers of the disease, easy to recognize the symptoms.

  • wide awake - 2011-04-13 21:29

    The majority of the cANCer are behaving like Robert Magabe and Idi Amin. Has someone from the cANCer found some old videos from the last century with courses from mad Bob and Idi Amin, or has the majority of cANCer government also caught syphilis. Hitler, Idiot Amin and Magabe are all sufferers of the disease, easy to recognize the symptoms.

  • Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-04-13 21:36

    Come of it already, anybody with half a brain knows that what JZ said was bullshit, no need to make a conspiracy out of it. If people are dumb enough to believe JZ when he said that then they are too dumb to understand this objection anyway.

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:42

      @ Hans Ek stem min of meer saam met jou Hans. Soos jy sal weet is die issue dat die skade klaar gedoen is. Die Mundu chap het dit mooi gestel "sheeple". Hulle glo hom en dis die einde van die saak...

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:42

      @ Hans Ek stem min of meer saam met jou Hans. Soos jy sal weet is die issue dat die skade klaar gedoen is. Die Mundu chap het dit mooi gestel "sheeple". Hulle glo hom en dis die einde van die saak...

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:42

      @ Hans Ek stem min of meer saam met jou Hans. Soos jy sal weet is die issue dat die skade klaar gedoen is. Die Mundu chap het dit mooi gestel "sheeple". Hulle glo hom en dis die einde van die saak...

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:42

      @ Hans Ek stem min of meer saam met jou Hans. Soos jy sal weet is die issue dat die skade klaar gedoen is. Die Mundu chap het dit mooi gestel "sheeple". Hulle glo hom en dis die einde van die saak...

      Johan - 2011-04-13 21:56

      Why the MOER are you people posting so many times???!!! We understand your first post...really we do.

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 23:00

      "your comment could not be posted at this time"....

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 23:00

      and then it posts

  • Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:38

    I wonder whay all the pro ANC chaps will comment on those remarks? Any ANC loyalists wanna give it a try hmmmm???

      Rudi - 2011-04-13 21:38

      *what

      GrimReaper10 - 2011-04-13 21:42

      *Delete and repost

      GrimReaper10 - 2011-04-13 21:49

      They will say Zuma was misquoted. He meant to say if you dont vote for anc then you go to hell.

  • Gatvol - 2011-04-13 22:02

    What the hell... Does JZ and his comrades do drugs? They compare this substandard corrupt party now with God, like they compare their pathetic police force to Jesus!? How low can you go! This is an outrage

  • watyasay - 2011-04-13 22:24

    ANC....YOU ARE THE DEVIL!!!

  • watyasay - 2011-04-13 22:24

    ANC....YOU ARE THE DEVIL!

  • watyasay - 2011-04-13 22:24

    ANC....YOU ARE THE DEV!L

  • watyasay - 2011-04-13 22:25

    ANC.you are the devil

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-04-13 23:08

    The nice thing about these statements where God gets used as a political tool is that they are so easily refutable. All it takes is a little bit of common sense. Why does God need votes? Why isn't the ANC mentioned in the Bible? If a vote for the ANC is a vote for heaven, then what does a vote for one of the explicit Christian parties (e.g. ACDP) count as? Shouldn't the IEC be ensuring a secret ballot? We need God-proof voting booths!

  • Elbie - 2011-04-13 23:10

    Typical ANC, making promises they can't keep.

  • Elbie - 2011-04-13 23:13

    Typical ANC, making promises they can't keep.

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-04-13 23:43

    zuma IS SATAN with a dribbling forked tongue protruding

  • paulf - 2011-04-14 05:46

    God will never ever Bless the ANC. Their deeds are not according to His Word. God is in control and can take away anything and everything. Watch this space as God is busy working.

  • ji - 2011-04-14 07:53

    ZUMA IS THE DEVIL

  • whitesa - 2011-04-14 08:30

    At the time the Israelites were ruled by the Romans, they looked forward to the coming of the Messiah who would release them from the suffering they experienced during the rule of the Romans. In time the Messiah was born and the time came when the Jews wanted to crown him king. What did Jesus do? He went into hiding declaring his kingship was not of this world. Jesus, an obedient citizen of the land, never took part in politics nor did he support any politician. Today is no different. All political groups and leaders claim they have God's support. This scriptural incident proves Jesus and his father Jehovah do not support the ANC or any other political organisation. So. Zuma, you are misleading the people and you will be judged for doing so. Man rules man to his own detriment - says the bible. We see the proof of this worldwide.

  • vandermerwe.martin - 2011-04-14 09:38

    What do you expect from a person with half a brain cell...

  • Simpiwe Cele - 2011-04-15 18:06

    An insult to ANC supporter intelligence

  • CyberDog - 2011-05-05 09:25

    Now that is pure desperation ..... Switching to parlor tricks, and intimidation for votes. Ha, Ha, Ha what a bunch of losers.

  • Andrew - 2011-12-21 12:12

    And we are expected to respect the President when he utters this sort of diatribe. Thank goodness I did not vote for you and your buddies!!

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