Fire pools for all

2014-03-16 10:00

Why did Zuma prioritise his family before ours?

Thembelihle Sibanyoni


ANC campaigners came into my house to canvass me to vote ANC. When they were about to leave, they gave me ANC T-shirts to wear every Friday.

They bear the face of President Jacob Zuma. I have requested a T-shirt with Zuma’s face and his R206?million home.

A Sunday newspaper revealed that the eThekwini municipal manager is swimming in debt and is a danger to taxpayers’ money. I then asked these campaigners: “How can Zuma run the country if he cannot manage his own life?”

Court files and National Prosecuting Authority archives reflect Schabir Shaik paid traffic fines for Zuma. At times, Shaik was forced to send his secretary to give Zuma R700 pocket money.

I also asked these campaigners to find out if Zuma’s four wives are campaigning as beneficiaries of our taxpayers. If the ANC can discuss his suitability to lead in the next term, his entire family, the Guptas, Vivian Reddy, Roy Moodley and those leeching off our treasury can defend him at all costs.

I asked them to draw me a hierarchy of needs which they said include electricity, water, housing, healthcare and education.

In their needs, they did not mention corruption and why Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan funded Zuma’s house by R206?million when rural areas except Nkandla are still underdeveloped.

It is in this context that I asked them to get me a T-shirt with the face of Zuma and his expensive house that has a fire pool, a R500?000 tuck?shop, a R1.2?million kraal for his cattle and a public clinic, which has been “nationalised” by his family.

Nkandla residents and schools around the area must demand to use these facilities.?I told the campaigners to come back with an answer to the question: “Why did Zuma prioritise his family before ours?”

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is not adequately funding all poor students but like the World Cup stadiums, Zuma’s house was prioritised and built quickly. The future of our country is in the hands of 47% of the electorate, the young people and workers, so vote wisely to prevent our country from the corrupt Zuma ANC.

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