An Open Letter to the President

2010-02-09 13:58

After having read the front page story of the Sunday Times

(31/01/2010), I feel compelled to write to you as an ordinary citizen.

Because I am a commoner, my judgement of your actions could be

regarded as disrespect. Equally, you might be indulging in all these sordid acts

because you feel that you cannot be questioned and brought to book.

As a young man, I have an interest in the way in which those in

power are behaving so as to ensure that we have good, moral and ethical leaders

to look upon.

A public figure that does not inspire confidence or does not

conduct themselves in a manner that seek to inspire development of society,

should be eliminated from the limelight and sent into the deepest of corners so

that their misleading acts are shunned. To me you happen to be such an


In your address during your inauguration and also in your first

State of the Nation address, you emphasised greatly on moral regeneration.

The reason why religion has seemingly failed to produce members

that embody the values taught in religious institutions is because the preachers

themselves are failing to be upright leaders who live out what they preach. You

are such a preacher to me.

Given your past record that displays you as a man who is easily

tempted by indulging in sexual intercourse, it is very difficult for me to throw

water over the claims made by the Sunday Times. To me it is irrelevant that the

person you impregnated is the daughter of Irvin Khoza, I would still feel the

same way even if it was just yet another woman.

If this baby was born under normal circumstances, it means that you

must have slept with this lady around January 2009.

During the same time, you had already paid ilobolo for Thobeka

Madiba-Zuma and you were planning your wedding day with her.

At the same time, you were already having the pleasure of being

attended to by two wives. I suppose given that you were busy campaigning for the

2009 General Elections, the challenges that you faced couldn’t be accommodated

by your wives, you needed to find solace and release your masculine energy on

another woman outside wedlock.

What nauseates me the most is the fact that this lady got pregnant,

meaning you had unprotected sex yet again. To me it is clear that you have

unprotected sex with your wives, because you do it so easily with

“omakhwapheni”. It means you are a risk to your wives, because you seem to be

fishing for HIV, so that you can take the catch home and distribute it evenly

amongst them. Unless there is preventive medication for HIV that you have and we

the ordinary people do not have access to.

The Zulu Kingdom should be ashamed at how you have paraded their

culture of polygamy, a culture that is in fact to me very demeaning of women.

Meanwhile society would vilify a woman who would take a second man.

Polygamy also promotes cheating on your wife, because you must first know the

second wife, well in your case sixth, intimately on stolen moments away from

your wife.

When a sex scandal broke off about Bill Clinton, he had to step

down as President of the USA.

The President of the World Bank stepped down after such allegations

were tabled against him.

However, to you it is just yet another day another dollar and

nothing will happen, because you are hiding behind tradition and using it to

camouflage your helpless sexuality.

You are a man who does not respect women clearly, a man who does

not believe in treating your wives with the best respect they deserve..

It is unfortunate that the majority of the people in your

organisation find your acts acceptable; it goes to show how the morals of the

ANC have become fragmented over the years.

You are not a beacon of hope to me, but rather that one of


It is impossible that you could raise all your 20 children, so it

means that you promote unstructured families whereby kids grow up with single

parents. You promote and justify cheating. You promote for society to discredit

the three pillars of fighting HIV, because you do not Abstain, you do not get to

Be Faithful, you do not Condomize.

What are you good for? Absolutely nothing.

(The writers is a member of Cope. He writes in his

personal capacity).

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