Useful resolutions for our leaders

2015-01-04 15:00

Our leaders have had a very busy 2014 and most are taking a well-deserved break. But now that we are in 2015, here are a few resolutions they might want to consider to make this a smoother year for them.

Jacob Zuma

»?Must make more time for Parliament and work on developing better responses to questions from the Economic Freedom Fighters and other parties;

»?Should not marry again;

»?Must dump the idea of acquiring nuclear power stations;

»?Has to finally admit that he should have stopped the Nkandla expansion and enquired about costs; and

» Must stop imposing his “friends” on the boards of state-owned companies.

Cyril Ramaphosa

»?Should come out of Zuma’s shadow and show that he is his own man;

»?Must show his hand this year if he wants to become the ANC president in 2017;

»?Needs to find workable solutions for fixing Eskom, SAA and the SA Post Office;

»?Should not give up his efforts at mediating in the standoff between the ANC and opposition parties in Parliament; and

»?Must speak out more against power abuse, corruption and outright greed in the ANC and government.

Zwelinzima Vavi

»?Needs to decide if he’s coming or going in Cosatu;

»?Has to decide where he stands with Numsa, especially with regard to its intention to form a political party;

»?Must make a decision as to whether he still supports the ANC;

»?Must either smoke the peace pipe with Sdumo Dlamini or leave Cosatu; and

»?Should swear never to be “tempted” in office again.

Helen Zille

»?Step aside and give another person a chance to lead the DA;

»?If she continues to lead the party, she should do so from the opposition benches in the National Assembly and not control those who are in Parliament;

»?Must stop tweeting;

»?Make peace with former DA youth leader Mbali Ntuli; and

»?Be less emotional in public, especially on the issue of race.

Baleka Mbete

»?Must choose between being Speaker of the National Assembly or the chairperson of the ANC;

»?If she chooses the latter, she must recognise all in the House;

»?Must accept that just more than 1.1?million voters voted for the EFF to be in Parliament and it has every right to be there;

»?Should tell her comrades who lead the security cluster that they must respect that she is in charge in Parliament; and

»?Must not sing in public; JZ has that covered.

Julius Malema

»?Must make a point of attending anger management classes;

»?Stop treating the EFF as his personal property and respect other views;

»?Learn to accept that Parliament has a certain decorum that needs to be respected;

»?Get over his expulsion from the ANC; and

»?Give Zuma a break.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

»?One word: retire.

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