Why Zuma should not come back

2012-12-15 08:13

Firstly I must articulate this fact: when Mr Jacob Zuma sang his song “aw’lethumshiniwani, wenauyang’bambezela” when he was still campaigning for the presidency in 2008, I thought he would be able to fulfil the job of enhancing and facilitating the nation in achieving its objectives. Moreover, creating an enabling environment in which many people would be willing to and be able to contribute to social development, ensure that the appropriate resources are found and utilised effectively to benefit the citizens. I thought we would have the type of president who has the capacity to integrate the citizens to be responsible and accountable for their own country in order to attain measurable progress. I thought we have a president who would look the rate of progress and service delivery. In essence, a president who would measure progress and service delivery not based on the amount they add to those who have abundantly, but measuring the progress and service delivery on how much they provide for those who occupy and have too little and nothing.

 In this instance he revealed the fact that having an ANC membership card; you have a means and strategic tool to create a personal foundation of prosperity. Such words from the president really impose a devastating and uncivilised image to the ruling party. What kind of a leader can say such words to demand a vote from the nation? To me such instance is similar to what is happening in Zimbabwe, that when you do not vote for Mugabe you will suffer. When heaven is like the ANC it makes me to be willing to sing more and more with the mindset not willing to go there because our current ruling part is very much corrupted, which also means that heaven is corrupted.

Mr Zuma is not the type of president who considers the fact that the fundamental goal of a democratic system is citizen satisfaction. He does not consider that the effectiveness of governance needs to be measured by the capacity of government and its structures to provide an integrated development approach to social and economic development issues and to supply essential services congruent with the needs and desires of the communities. Without the above perspective it is difficult to identify and prioritize the needs of the populace, determine adequate levels of services, allocate necessary resources to the public, as it is with our current president. Our current president lack the political will to enforce the crucial aspect of citizen participation in decision-making processes. Moreover the structures and the system of production under his leadership does not take into account the needs of the community, especially the previously disadvantage sector of the population, but they exacerbate corruption practice by the better off within the community to maintain their status quo. Furthermore, under his leadership the powerful political elite are often corrupt. Therefore Mr Zuma must not come back for the second term.


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