Zuma camp crumbling under Juju

2011-06-25 12:36

President is easy to blackmail

While I support the ANC, its youth league’s conference raised concerns for many sober-minded South Africans.

How can Julius Malema boldly say to Jacob Zuma: “We are your protectors?”One could see that Zuma was embarrassed. Is Zuma as indebted to Malema as he is to Sicelo Shiceka, Schabir Shaik and others who put him into power?

The history of the ANC confirms that since 1944, the youth league has been the party’s kingmakers, but I have never heard or read that the league blackmailed Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela or Thabo Mbeki the way it is blackmailing Zuma.

There is no dispute that Zuma is a flop as president. His foreign policy is dovetailed to fit the needs of the West, and he has already been compromised by revelations in the Schabir Shaik trial.

It is easy to blackmail him. That was evident when Malema introduced him at the conference.

When Floyd Shivambu disturbed him, one could see the anger on his face.

He felt undermined by the “children” who made him king.Clearly, when Malema said that Zuma and his lieutenants were jealous of Thabo Mbeki, he implied that the league was no longer loyal to Zuma.

I am sure Juju made this statement with the approval of Fikile Mbalula, Mathews Phosa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Kgalema Motlanthe.

I was also concerned when Malema said that the league is a political vanguard of the working class.

Does this mean that the tripartite alliance must cease to exist?

When it comes to succession, does it mean that the league has lost trust in and respect for Zuma, a friend of the working class and the poor between 2005 and 2009?

It is widely known that when Zuma wants to appease the white constituency he criticises Malema, Mbeki, Robert Mugabe and Muammar Gaddafi.

On his first visit to the US, Zuma called an abrupt news conference to rebuke Juju.

Indeed, there are no permanent friends and enemies in the ANC, let alone in politics.

As we speak, the Left in KwaZulu-Natal are undermining Premier Zweli Mkhize and some choose to smell political conspiracy in his corruption trial as a way of undermining Mkhize, who is accused of using the Scorpions to prosecute the province’s health minister, Peggy Nkonyeni.

Are we seeing a disintegration of the Zuma camp? Indeed we are.

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