No need for anarchy, says Zuma

2012-11-01 14:02

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday repeated calls for striking miners to return to their posts.

Speaking at the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament, Zuma said while workers were free to exercise their rights, this should be done within the ambit of the law.

"Let me take this opportunity to reiterate that violence and intimidation must come to an end in those areas where strikes are still continuing."

Zuma said there was no need to resort to "chaos and anarchy".

"We urge workers to return to work and use the Constitutional mechanisms of conducting labour relations," he said.


Zuma reminded the House of a meeting with business, labour and civil society last month.

He said they agreed to respond to the urgent needs of people in key mining towns.

"These include Rustenburg, Lephalale, Emalahleni, West Rand, Welkom, Klerksdorp and Carletonville."

Zuma's remarks come as a mine in northern KwaZulu-Natal suspended operations after two men were killed.

Miners have been on strike at the Magdalena coal mine since 17 October.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-11-01 14:14

    The only anarchy I can see is being created by the headless "leaders" of South Africa - who have no focus, except to fill their own pockets, build a retirement home with a bunker in Nkandla, and self enrich themselves each and every day on account of those they should be serving. Zuma you are the weakest link - Good Bye!

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-11-01 14:24

      OOOOOH he only knows how to go address them personally during elections onlu???

      Dan - 2012-11-01 14:37

      You and your ilk taught them about chaos and anarchy Jacob, they are only doing what they were brought up to believe in chop. You cannot stop the dog from barking now !!

      lownabester - 2012-11-01 14:40

      Bit late now, Zuma. Where has you been?????

      johny.stront - 2012-11-01 14:52

      Bravo Bravo Mr ZUMA...... You are the one who let these strikes get out of contol for one.And you and your emty promisses are pathetic.Don't think you can control this country by reading of a fking paper. You better start to think...... If you can!

      tw2066 - 2012-11-02 05:25

      Maybe he was misquoted = as usually is the excuse- and he meant there is no need for a naartjie.... Zipper Zuma our own Price of Fools.

  • Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-11-01 14:21

    Zuma, you do not know what anarchy is... try implementing e-tolling and you will find out!!!

      armand.horn.58 - 2012-11-01 15:01

      Hear hear!

      alf.pop - 2012-11-01 17:15

      That is why he needs a bunker in Nkandla!

  • grant.hide - 2012-11-01 14:25

    I have all the money and houses and bunkers incase aliens attack, go back to work.

  • allan.keyzer - 2012-11-01 14:25

    The striking worker no longer accepts the unions are looking after their interests. The ANC and its members are part owners of the mines and in control the unions and police. Mr Zuma you and your alliance partners are creating the chaos behind the "chaos and anarchy".

  • elgh.elgh - 2012-11-01 14:27

    Stop licking their a$$es to work, there are many out their looking for work.

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-01 14:29

    "Zuma said there was no need to resort to "chaos and anarchy"." Says he that should have two horns on his head and a tail, I would rather be ruled by the Devil than Zuma.

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-11-01 14:31

    Problem is no one listens to Zuma.

  • Andrea - 2012-11-01 14:31

    I see the lips move, I hear a noise, but hell this man sounds like a cracked vinyl.

  • strikeback.strikeback - 2012-11-01 14:31

    You have to first show anarchy and violence during strikes don't pay. Thus far they have done well. You even rewarded their actions by promising to improve their accommodation by putting pressure on the mining companies. Show them these actions lead nowhere.

  • ClassWarTrotsky - 2012-11-01 14:35

    Anarchy is not chaos. Etymologically, a - narchos means without a leader, not without rules. Anarchism is closely linked to communism, but with the workers themselves running revolutionary unions, without the need for a political vanguard, which is where the similarity to communism ends. Anarchism can also be known as Platformism or Syndicalism, as espoused by Kropotkin, Bakunin et al. Please get your Marxist jargon correct, Comrade President. Here endeth the lesson in Political Philosohy 101.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-11-01 14:43

    Too bad the "young lions / leaders" don't agree with Mr Zuma. You should also warn the miners to obey the law or they will be prosecuted.

  • andy.mku.9 - 2012-11-01 14:43

    shower se moer

  • graeme.aitken.545 - 2012-11-01 14:43

    "the ambit of the law"....what the hell are you talking about? is this the same law you and your lawyers are pi**ing on by ignoring a court order to hand over tapes and documents relating to your corruption trial, set the example hand over the tapes.

  • my10cent - 2012-11-01 14:47

    Zuma, nobody is listening to you, you fool.

      mmoledis - 2012-11-01 15:52

      He may be a fool but what matters is, he is our leader and whatever he says we will listern to.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-11-01 15:59

      @mmoledis. And what does that make you????

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-01 14:48

    Zuma should just pipe down. He lost the plot years ago. Does anyone even listen to this fraudster?

  • kuvha.tshilamatanda - 2012-11-01 14:58

    unfortunately zuma became the president of the country through anarchy so i dont know what is he talking about?

  • nanivintage.ngoasheng - 2012-11-01 15:00

    Well I woke up to go get me a Cold pop but then I thought somebody was barbequing. I said O Lord Jesus its a Fire then I ran out I didn't grab no shoes ain't nun Jesus I ran for my life and then the smoke got me I got Bronchitis. Ain't nobody got time for that!!!

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-01 15:22

      @nani. You are smoking that weed wrong, rather try a bong. You are hallucinating

      nanivintage.ngoasheng - 2012-11-01 19:48

      Lol Guys I am sorry! I know it is irrelevant. Its a video of some woman in America... To those who liked my comment, thank you

  • bosveld.reaper - 2012-11-01 15:03

    In the 1980 the ANC said. "We are going to make this country ungovernable!" You delivered on this promise!

  • Prince Bird - 2012-11-01 15:07

    Did Khulubuze paid Aurora miners? No one will listen to illiterate old man.

      mmoledis - 2012-11-01 15:50

      At the end Prince, we will be old. So for the sake of this country and its pride let us be patriotic, respect the chosen leader and not call him by names as this is potaying our country infront of other countries look bad.We are not logs we are human beings so President may have mistakes he did but does not deserve such kind of treatment from us.

  • jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-11-01 15:07

    The wheels started to came off since 1994, but we have a serious situation of anarchy that is getting worse by the day since 2009.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-01 15:07

    To them a piece of bread was better than nothing till somebody started building a multimillion rand private city in the middle of a rural area.That made workers feel so neglected by the leaders they so dearly trusted its so sad really.i had one worker sayin if he cant save 50k annualy its better if he was unemployed.

  • bryan.culross - 2012-11-01 15:08

    No more fool than he that does not know he is a fool!

  • jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-11-01 15:17

    ANC = Anarchy Neputism Corruption

  • emiel.vandenhoute - 2012-11-01 15:17

    Zuma is very much on the campaign trail these days. Times report Zuma saying the income gap has not widened ... he freezes executive pay (as a symbolic gesture) ... to close the gap. The interesting aspect is that he compares the gap of today with 94 and pre-94. What happened between 1995 and 2012? Not a widening of the gap according to Zuma, pure newspaper propaganda by academically qualified people that he ALMOST believed??? Zuma thinks because his integrity is for sale, everybody's is?!

  • terry.burne - 2012-11-01 15:22

    You've got a short memory mr showerhead - 4 years ago you used the threat of anarchy in order to get the charges against you dropped, with gangs of thugs (Malema included) threatening to "Kill for Zuma" - so you have used anarchy yourself to get what you wanted. It was wrong then and it is wrong now - but you are the last person who should be giving lectures on the subject. Hypocrit!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-11-01 15:22

    Please stand up,,,, that brain of yours that you sit on, needs oxygen to function. And its obviously in dire need of some.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-11-01 15:24

    Why ask the miners to avoid chaos and anarchy, when the ANCorruption have succeeded in creating it throughout the country. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - business as usual.

  • Jack - 2012-11-01 15:26

    I agree, there is never any excuse for destruction. Why then is the cANCer society corrupting and destroying SA?

  • zakazarurwa.vuma - 2012-11-01 15:26

    it is so simple to tell some one to go to work,you not the one whos feeling heat under ground

  • Jack - 2012-11-01 15:30

    Mr Zuma, what is good for the people is good for the government. You should also desist from any activity that may be construed as bringing dishonor and shame on the country and manage the state finances without corruption. Do away with e-tolls immediately as everyone can see how deplorable the whole concept is.

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-01 15:45

    There is just no end of the garbage that spews from this dent-in-the-head, self-serving hypocrite.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-01 15:46

    It is good for president to say that as head of state, but we also as citizens of this country ask him not to drive this chariot while sitting at the back, meaning when this problems started as a head of state, like Obama did after great American storm, President could have visited Marikana without any delays and address those miners or workers same time while still early, so for him to act late will do no good for this country.

  • thifulufhelwi.masala - 2012-11-01 15:46

    You mst jst do your job old man and stop tjatjarag.

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-01 15:52

    He has a bunker and is ready for the action

  • pitso.mokowe - 2012-11-01 16:03

    Hei \Zuma.kills urs 4 ur platinum.U like george bush who killed Saddam husein 4 his oil.U a the 1 who's benefiting over our sweat.R20.000 is less pay 4 sum1 who's producing 78billin per year.Concentrate on your choir of wifes cause u dnt know nothing

  • shaun.knoesen.9 - 2012-11-01 16:06

    In the 1980`s the ANC promised to make this country ungovernable. In contrast to all their other empty promises it only took them approximately 30 years to deliver on this one. You reap what you sow ntate.

  • willem.vanrensburg.35 - 2012-11-01 16:18

    The problem looks like the Toll roads, no amount of talking to government has any effect, what is left after that is anarchy on a beginners scale after that it gets worse.

  • tw2066 - 2012-11-01 18:29

    It was the very ANC who coined the phrase - We will make it ungovernable- and now that its their way they complain????

  • Mike - 2012-11-01 21:52

    Translated this reads: ."Please don't break the stuff we have yet to steal."

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-02 06:29

    Zoomer you 1d!ot!! when the uneducated morons that vote for you see you dancing like a clown asking for your machine gun followed by a song that incites to kill people what do you you think you are doing if not inspiring them to be violent.

  • abrammothothi.mamabolo - 2012-11-02 10:20

    In the normal course of business, the businessman is not sitting in the highest ranks of the ANC… [with] access to ministers [of police and mineral resources]... That’s why you can’t treat marikana issue as a normal business matter,“It exposes the collusion of big business and the ruling party.”

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-11-03 07:32

    Anarchy is the only solution

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