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Birthday wishes for Zuma

2013-04-12 17:41

Johannesburg - The ANC in the North West and the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) wished President Jacob Zuma a happy 71st birthday on Friday.

"Nxamalala! Msholozi! May he enjoy many more years of health and happiness," Cosatu said in a statement.

The trade union federation also wished Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who shares his birthday with Zuma.

The ANC in the North West said that just as Zuma would be celebrating, so would the party.

"We too will celebrate his life because it is a reflection of a continued struggle to better the lives of our people," spokesperson Kenny Morolong said.

"We are indebted to his family for sharing such an incredible human being with us, whose humility, fortitude, discipline, magnanimity and wisdom have characterised his sound leadership."

Earlier, the presidency said Zuma's birthday wish was to see a better South Africa.

"I want to see every child in school getting a good education. I want to see all South Africans having electricity, water, sanitation, good health, and generally a better life," Zuma was quoted as saying.

The presidency extended good wishes to him on his birthday.

A working birthday

Zuma was set to spend the day in Botswana, where he was attending the Southern African Customs Union summit.

"He is with, among others, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, who also celebrates his birthday today, 12 April," the presidency said.

Zuma was grateful to have lived to see this age.

"Each year is a blessing and I cherish it," he said.

"I am fortunate to have lived until the age of 71. I am fortunate and privileged to have seen the dawn of freedom and to see South Africa changing for the better."

Zuma said he was happy and honoured to have been able to contribute to building a better South Africa.

Comments
  • Michael Kleber - 2013-04-12 17:50

    Happy birthday mr prez i am sure at Nkandla your birthday cake , like the R203 mil , will quickly disappear

      Michael Kleber - 2013-04-12 18:05

      Jacob stop thumbing down your critics

  • Tumelo Motloung - 2013-04-12 17:56

    Another wife and some few million rands to extend his mansion.

  • Makes Vdwatt - 2013-04-12 17:58

    happy birthday mr pres. please think of retiring .

  • Khanyo Ngwane - 2013-04-12 18:16

    Vin, maybe you'll die before him.

      Vin Savage - 2013-04-12 18:38

      Maybe... at least we know Scrotumhead is going to hell..!

  • adam.garden.353 - 2013-04-12 18:26

    May it be his last.

      Vin Savage - 2013-04-12 18:35

      Hopefully...!!

      Themba Pat Mthini - 2013-04-13 00:02

      That is soo cruel.

  • Warren Hattingh - 2013-04-12 18:37

    Wonder what 'Malema's' wishes are...please drop dead Mr President?

  • Victor van der Walt - 2013-04-12 18:51

    Ahahhhhhh F.... O.f.

  • Pam Seymour - 2013-04-12 19:00

    "I want to see every child in school getting a good education. I want to see all South Africans having electricity, water, sanitation, good health, and generally a better life," so? then choke on your taxpayer sponsored cake then, buffoon!

  • Hasani P - 2013-04-12 19:09

    Mr. President my wish is that u should retire and enjoy your retirement . Your age doesn't allow u another term in office. U have achieved so much comparatively speaking. Unlike our neighbor in Zim u have managed relatively well to keep the country social and economic stable in spite of all the criticism . May u live long, but take your retirement package and go home please. U don't wanna drop dead in office as a president

      Patricia Bull - 2013-04-12 19:53

      .....Brain dead already.......

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-13 05:15

      Actually Hasani, it's White business that has kept the country on an even keel economically and socially, not government and definitely not Zuma.

  • Lesley-ann Van der Westhuizen - 2013-04-12 19:14

    Alle teespoed mnr pres jy is vr f*kl goed mag jy trug gan war jy 71 en 9 mande gelede wa bine in trug suurstof dief mar vreet mar blinkbek steelewam,stjelm watlemoenkop

  • Hummy Ramukhuvhathi - 2013-04-12 19:18

    Happy birthday Mr president.

  • Andre van Jaarsveldt - 2013-04-12 19:21

    Msholozi! Kiss my Arse

      Tumelo Wa Ga Mailula - 2013-04-12 19:57

      U want to lead on our president and call it rape. We see through u chap!

      SharonE - 2013-04-12 20:12

      @ Tumelo - thanks for the giggle. Your comment is priceless :-)

  • Garth Baldwin - 2013-04-12 19:28

    well JZ I wish I could say this to you in person.. You are drunk on your own power and under your excuses for failing your nation you are nothing more than a racist! may old age bring you some wisdom that you may undo some of the damage you have done!!

  • David Madisha - 2013-04-12 19:31

    Happy birthday Mr.President,you may enjoy many more years to come. Enjoy.

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-13 05:17

      Yes he will be enjoying many more years to come, as will his family, extended family, friends etc - on our money David. Also many more years to come of fraud, self enrichment, cadre deployment regardless of results, etc etc.......

      Zuma Nhlakanipho - 2013-04-13 12:48

      yea may he be a gud father 4 da nation

  • Patricia Bull - 2013-04-12 19:40

    Dearest Jacob, do your best to grow old gracefully and avoid further embarrassment for those you leave behind ... ie. ANC and your extensive family .... We know you know you messed up but you got away with it!

  • barry.savage.33 - 2013-04-12 19:42

    Happy birthday mr. President. Help yourself to some more tax money meant for the poor people that vote you to power.

  • Patricia Bull - 2013-04-12 20:03

    For your sake let's hope that brain death is not hereditary. .... It could mean the end of your dynasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bullet Proof - 2013-04-12 20:18

    "I want to see every child in school getting a good education. I want to see all South Africans having electricity, water, sanitation, good health, and generally a better life," Zuma was quoted as saying. ZOOOMA, NOT IF YOU SPEND ALL THE TAX MONEY IN NAKLANDA'S!!!

  • Jane Ramaisa - 2013-04-12 20:41

    i just wish u step down nje.

  • Nolwazi Mahhosha - 2013-04-12 20:42

    hpy birthday zuma may u enjoy ur days of happy n heppiness ukhule ungakhokhobi,we all luv u

  • George Brighton Shikhibana - 2013-04-12 21:06

    HBD Nxamalala! Msholozi! Wish you the best. Amandla!

  • Mike Jones - 2013-04-12 21:35

    humility, fortitude, discipline, magnanimity, wisdom, sound leadership - wonderful attributes - how sad that none of them apply to the current president of South Africa.

  • mmaltisofi.tchako.7 - 2013-04-12 21:51

    AFTER GEDING EDUCATED THEY WIL STAY AT HOME YAH NEH .WENA NAA?

  • Vin Savage - 2013-04-12 23:22

    HAHAHA!! I see the little black pro-ANC interns are on duty tonight again to 'moderate' anything that sounds anti-ANC.... Ok, quickly idiots - delete, delete, delete...! quickly..!!

  • Khanyo Ngwane - 2013-04-12 23:30

    Happy Birthday Mr President. The painful truth is that thru your influence we tolerated the ungrateful RACISTS when we shud have pushed them to the sea!!! May you see many more to come.

      Fortune Sibiya - 2013-04-13 04:23

      I hope you mean also the Black racist not the white only because Zuma also deserve to be pushed to the Sea.

      Nigel Burgess - 2013-04-13 05:20

      Explain what I or you for that matter are supposed to be grateful for idiot. Are you blind to what this thieving num nuts is doing to the country, or are you just blinded by your deep set racism?

  • Bianca Boskind Roelofse - 2013-04-13 00:51

    Please can you use all the tax money to throw yourself a big birthday bash, money that could be spend, as you say, to give some people education and healthy living conditions... but how very negative of me. Lets think of something more positive... its another year closer.

  • Feeble Gastro - 2013-04-13 02:44

    "Zuma said he was happy and honoured to have been able to contribute to building a better South Africa." The fat and short Zulu is delusional.

  • Fortune Sibiya - 2013-04-13 04:03

    I Wish You Didn't Know Your BirthDay Like Zwelinzima Vavi You Are Brain Dead.

  • Mawetu Janda - 2013-04-13 05:30

    What about another Wife,Mr waZuma, for your birtday present??

  • Frik du Toit - 2013-04-13 05:49

    Happy birthday Dingaan.

  • Frik du Toit - 2013-04-13 05:50

    Happy birthday King Toad.

  • Ivy Malema - 2013-04-13 06:21

    Happy birthday our President, let the racists be banished frm our beloved African, in the first they were uninvited to our land now they have the the guts to insult us

      Garth Baldwin - 2013-04-13 06:36

      hahaha ... you need to study history a bit better!!

      Patricia Bull - 2013-04-13 07:55

      Read the news!.... Every body in the world can be traced back to Africa!.............We are all AFRICANS! .... Get used to it!

      Vin Savage - 2013-04-13 08:40

      Yes Ivy - you are too ignorant and stupid to know that this was never and is NOT your land - your people came from the north of Africa...! You are just as uninvited on this land as the white man is... But then the 'African' way is to lay claim to what doesn't belong to you - that is why your people excel at theft and looting..!

      Adele Bredenkamp - 2013-04-13 11:12

      and your comment is not racist? get over it!

      Helena Minnie - 2013-04-13 13:22

      pffff.if it wasn't for the "univited", you wouldn't even have something like a kfc!

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-04-13 06:24

    It is told that our president was a cattle/sheep herder in his youth. If he herded animals as well as he 'leads' the county he must have gone home empty handed lots of evenings! Please let's not have him celebrate his 72nd birthday as president!

  • Aquilla Maphologela - 2013-04-13 07:17

    HBD Zuma may all urWishes cum true,firstwish to Marry 30wives Secondwish To condomise

  • Altus Kirsten - 2013-04-13 07:38

    Zuma = Mugabe. Too old to lead.

  • Adele Bredenkamp - 2013-04-13 11:09

    what a joke of statements! worst president ever!!

  • Enlightened Bowman - 2013-04-13 11:20

    What you have brought onto this country, I wish you twice. Ican not put my thoughts into words but I absolutely despise you. And by the way, Zoomer won't go to hell, they'll run out of cash to pay for coal within a month, he'll steel Satan's trident to eat KFC and probably make advances on Satan himslef when he gets an urge.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-13 12:47

    Bettering the lives of people?. When he is too busy bettering his own first and last.

  • Ahmed Yousuf Bellim - 2013-04-13 13:52

    What Zuma should wish for is that the officials in his government stop stealing public funds so that we all can benefit from our country. Nkandla, along with these other schemes of self enrichment by ministers should all be stopped in its tracks

  • Cindy Wrathex Ruthven - 2013-12-05 21:41

    No wishes for the greedy corrupt devil.

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