Your views on Zuma and Shilowa

2010-05-15 15:13

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Ferial, what you have written may be true (Zuma’s prick in time saves lives), but it may also be true that Zuma’s HIV-negative status has this to say to young South Africans: “I have slept with an HIV-positive woman and guess what? I am still HIV-negative.” This is more devastating than Thabo Mbkei’s denialism. I find it hard to celebrate it...His HIV-negative status “leaves me cold!”, to quote Jimmy Kruger.

Rachego Monageng
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Very impressive speech indeed (I will be king: Shilowa). The question is: Will he deliver or is this just another ploy to walk straight into the ­Union Buildings and forget about the masses – as he would be ­seated in an air-conditioned room and earn a fat salary at the end of the month.

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Zuma is just a figurehead (Eish! What a year); the ANCYL is the mouthpiece of the ANC, but the ­real leaders – and I use the word leaders loosely – are the guys just under Zuma. They pull the strings and Zuma jumps. It may not be seen by Joe Public but the heavies, the ones who turned down nominations to run against Zuma, are the real “danger men”. They are the ones pocketing the big tenders just off the radar screen, so no one can see what they are doing.

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