Youth want Zuma back in court - survey

2012-10-11 13:42

Johannesburg - Most young South Africans believe President Jacob Zuma must return to court to face dropped corruption charges, according to a survey released on Thursday.

"When respondents were asked whether corruption charges against Zuma should be reinstated, 66% felt that he should be charged again, 24% felt that he should not and 10% were unable to decide," said consumer insights company Pondering Panda, who conducted the survey.

A total of 3 408 people between the ages of 18 and 34 took part in the survey.

Opinions on charging Zuma varied by race.

Sixty-four percent of young blacks felt Zuma should be charged again, in contrast to 78% for whites, 76% for coloureds, and 79% for Indians.

"Sympathy for Zuma was strongest in KwaZulu-Natal, where only 47% of respondents were in favour of charging him again."

Julius Malema

The same survey found that a majority of the youth believed expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema deserved to be taken to court on a charge of money laundering.

Fifty-one percent thought he deserved to be taken to court, 37% thought he was being unfairly treated, and 13% were undecided.

"The contrast between attitudes to Zuma and Malema is illustrated by this survey," researcher Shirley Wakefield said.

"It is clear that the majority of young South Africans feel that Zuma needs to face the music and clear his name when it comes to the corruption charges that were dropped against him."

She said this was in line with "negative feelings" about Zuma from youth.

"In contrast, the survey shows that Malema enjoys a support base that cannot be ignored," Wakefield said.

"Although more respondents were in favour of him being charged, than those against, the fact that 37% felt he is being unfairly victimised is significant."

  • UncleShep - 2012-10-11 13:47

    In another survey it was found that there are more Chinese speaking people living in China than anywhere else in the world.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-11 13:50

      That's my line:( But it is true.

      UncleShep - 2012-10-11 13:51

      yo line still crack me up to bits hey

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-10-11 13:53

      The Queen of England advice to Zuma on how to Run South Africa - read it on the page if you liked the advice + there is an alternative to Mantashe's irish coffee

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-11 13:57

      He and Malema both belong behind bars!!!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-11 13:57

      LOL Gladlad. It is a cool comment. You may use it when ever you want:)

      jono.qmann - 2012-10-11 13:58

      how about we just lock both of them away and hope the tokelos-sie sorts them out while Helen Zille takes over!!?? Great idea if you ask me

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-11 13:58

      This just lightened up my day! Well said Gladlad!

      rowan.clark.10 - 2012-10-11 14:01

      2leaders and 2corruptions =100% welldone

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-11 14:01

      good one,

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-10-11 14:03

      5 years ago he was their hero. Now at the end of his termn they hate him. Kgalema is their new hero. At towards the end of his term they wil hate him also. See where this is going? Nowhere! Dare I say, the same will happen with the fat kid.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-11 14:04

      Philemon falls into the "other" 36%

      lerato.mautlane - 2012-10-11 14:13

      i would consider voting for the ANC if Thuli Madonsela or Dlamini-Zuma were President and deputy!!!

      msendi - 2012-10-11 14:38

      3 408 people don't represent the youth of this country…

      crackston.jack - 2012-10-11 14:41

      Too little , too late....damage is done.

      itcrackpot - 2012-10-11 15:04

      Fifty-one percent thought he deserved to be taken to court, 37% thought he was being unfairly treated, and 13% were undecided. 51 + 37 + 13 = 101. That's SA's educational shortcomings

      philemon.ndlovu.5 - 2012-10-11 15:16

      Roundings you schmuck

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-11 13:50

    Zuma needs to answer to his charges of corruption. It was just due to political expediency that the NPA dropped the charges.

      citizen.kane.35 - 2012-10-11 14:19

      If they could recall Mbeki, then let the ANC recall Zuma, the whole reason he is 'fiddling' his second term just like Mugabe does is so that he wont face criminal charges as president, his time will come when he leaves office!

      nienke.blaauwjenkinson - 2012-10-11 15:03 Philemon, why all the hate? Don't you want politicians to answer to the same laws we do??

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-10-11 18:34 Philemon.. keep quiet.. why don't you look at your own ratings (the thumbs down) that people are giving to you on this page! Seems that everybody thinks you have NOTHING to say.. or maybe they think you are uneducated and should NOT RESPOND if you DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! Now, put your finger on your mouth and go stand in the corner! Leave the grown-ups to comment!

  • patson.nedzamba - 2012-10-11 13:50

    He must be man enough to clear his name.

      steve.blignaut - 2012-10-11 14:14

      LOL - you really think it is?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-11 14:46

      Ahhh Poly... A new name but the same drivel

      Amandlawhereto - 2012-10-11 15:09

      Hey Donkey Polony just to bring you up to date it is now 2012, you need to evolve, i.e. move forward and not revolve i.e. go in circles as your thieving fat slug Malema calls for, Vuka!

  • warren.rodel - 2012-10-11 13:51

    No-one is above the law, not even in the ANC.

      steve.blignaut - 2012-10-11 14:14

      what world you living in?

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-10-11 13:53

    I would say most South Africans, not just the youth. But we all know it won't happen. The anc don't believe there should be any accountability as far a corruption is concerned.

      GodsGraceSuffices - 2012-10-22 14:33

      We can make it happen as a people. As a people who want to see south africa become that rainbow nation... Blacks, Whites, Pinks, Purples you name it... if we agree on ousting government, then we should stand together. It's pointless moaning here online. What the hell difference will that make pray tell?!?!!

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-11 13:54

    I am sure youth will see it differently if the president and government weren't so corrupt. He's a lesser evil as they don't have the benefit of having seen a proper 1st world government in power.

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-10-11 13:56

    Its not only the youth I am old and I want Zuma and the rest of the steeling caders in court.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-11 13:58

    The youth? It is not just the youth that want's him booked, and the whole article is a bit of an understatement.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-11 14:01

      And sympathy for Zuma......????? The New Zulu King, Notional keeper of SA.Harem, Subject of a Limp Spear, crowned with a shower head?????? EEISHHHHH!!!!!

  • camp.j - 2012-10-11 13:58

    Just look at him! He has a face like a smacked @rse. I am JZ and i'm above all laws. Disgusting man!

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-10-11 14:25

      Thanks for the much needed laugh!

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-11 15:10

      Thanks camp - best laugh I've had in a while!

  • drizzt.pirie - 2012-10-11 13:58

    To what end. Spend millions more of tax payers money over and above all our money that goes to his extravagant life style for what. Months of court cases, evidence being returned, bribes. In the end nothing will happen. Time to face reality people. It a hopeless cause.

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-11 15:26

      Sad but true.

  • Benigna Skosana - 2012-10-11 13:58

    its sad to see that people always look at the bad things that he(Zuma) has done but not the good that u have done, as for Julius i will never support that guy and i would rather die if he would be president,illiterate

      steve.blignaut - 2012-10-11 14:16

      what good? MILLIONS WASTED! BILLIONS MISSING? only good he could do is breathe out and end it there.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-10-11 14:28

      Wake up and smell the coffee, Skosana. Zuma has NOT governed properly. He has stolen hundreds of millions of public funds. He has impregnated his best friend's young daughter. He is NOT a man one can respect in any way. And by the way, I DO respect Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Moeletsi Mbeki, Reuel Khoza, Prof Jonathan Jansen and many other folk of colour so DO NOT call me a racist.

      ilinda.nolte - 2012-10-11 14:51

      I would love to see Zuma and Julius compete. Let Julius start his own party. That will reduce the ANC support. Then we will move closer to a democracy.

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-11 15:33

      Benigna, you would be hardpressed to list any thing good Zuma has produced. Even his former supporters realise this.

  • kabzalenyora - 2012-10-11 14:01

    come on! I think the a youth are being just pathetic and idiotic i cant believe as youth one can think like that im youth part of youth and trying to push youth values!they are the ones who pushed "We will kill for Zuma" and "Innocent till proven guilty" now the want him to be recharged i have one word "embrarassing

      LanfearM - 2012-10-11 14:09

      Well said! Exactly what I thought.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-11 14:08

    But just a few years ago you were all climbing high up his a*** and you couldn't get enough of "YOUR KING".

  • LanfearM - 2012-10-11 14:08

    Oh NOW they suddenly want to him to be charged again! But when the corruption case was going strong they fought nail and tooth to have the charges dropped? Only NOW you realise that you should never have dropped Mbeki and supported Zuma. Only NOW do you realise what a fat corrupt old leacher you guys picked to run our country and provide upliftment. I could have told you guys that five years ago. But of course you wouldn't have believe me because I am white. Now we had to sit with five years of terrible corruption, because you refused to listen.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-10-11 14:09

    Who doesn't want the fossil prosecuted...after he is in the verge of becoming a dicktator...signs: private estate with military compund, heliports, police station and all the intelligent services one can get in SA. R2 billion jet, 60 wives and a taste for corruption. The only support that the fossil has now is from the masses in shacks that only read Daily Sun. Even my ANC programmed voter grandma is seeing starting to see the difference.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-11 14:16

    even if he makes back 2 court' all the evidence have disappeared now. he might be stupid but he is not a retard.

      msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 15:02

      Ja boet and please oh please let karma or justice take its course, because he will get his day for all his wrongdoings dinkum!!

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-10-11 14:17

    Never gonna happen because in this country the majority are so pathetic they do not know how to hold there elected responsible. The minority takes the majority to court and then wins because they as the minority wer right in the first place. Then the supporters for the majority feels that this is wrong. I can live in poverty but do not touch my leaders. Pathethic.

  • jason.heineberg - 2012-10-11 14:17

    I don't understand why we always have to compare these two idiots. Both are uneducated. Put either one next to someone of integrity and see how under-qualified our leaders are.

  • Dhavandran - 2012-10-11 14:21

    which year?

  • Dhavandran - 2012-10-11 14:21

    in which year?

  • philhaj - 2012-10-11 14:22

    is it possible for the seating president to appear in court?if possible then he should have his day in court though no one will have the balls to prosecute him.

  • pierre.walt - 2012-10-11 14:23

    Even if he return to court, he have already changed the whole legal department from good to Zuma's cronies. He will never get a fair (fair us we know it) trail. There will always be corrupted legal people representing him (and Schaik, Malema, Cele, bla, bla).

  • cranky.cherry - 2012-10-11 14:24

    "A total of 3 408 people between the ages of 18 and 34 took part in the survey." Does anything above 21 count as youth? Maybe i'm wrong but hey 34 is a bit wild?

  • kgaladi.tshepisho - 2012-10-11 14:24

    stats is jst predictionz

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-10-11 14:24

    If mass murderous like George Bush,Tony Blair,Basson n amabhunu are roaming streets why not Zuma

      msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 15:08

      Vlieg een vloog!!

      clivegoss - 2012-10-11 15:17

      There is no pills or cure for stupidity

      winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-11 15:40

      Busisiwe, please try and seek some help you are badly disturbed.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-11 16:05

      Hey there stooopid. Bush and Blair didn't steal from the taxpayers of RSA. Basson was following orders during a "war"(what a joke,fighting MK is like standing on ants) and he's answered for those "crimes". Zuma is a crook,stealing from all(post apartheid) of us and subject to our laws. He is also the only illiterate president in the world,be proud,he's your leader

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-10-11 17:02

      Hahahahahahahahaha, some comic relief after a long day at work!

      collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-13 09:57

      Busisiwe, still too young, stay away 4rm politiking or ask elders as i noted u were at school when it happened, Prez Zuma waz in Mozambique but made way out to go into da area of ill-informed Marikane minners, u cannot blame what u r not part of, have u suggested a solution? no, noo!

  • lums.zindela - 2012-10-11 14:24

    I am also of the view that zuma must face the music. He really can't get away just like that from the whole 700 charges. No way, he must face it from the highest note ever. No one should be above the law

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-10-11 14:25

    I want Zuma in jail.

      collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-13 10:01

      You want South Africa jailed so u can sell whatever we have overseas.... Did ppl ever understand demo crazy, in South of Africa ppl r not aware only voters got more powers than they think. do what u like but voters will shows u who is who in Mzansi...

  • richard.bernardo.982 - 2012-10-11 14:26

    Surveys of any nature are hogwash

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-10-11 14:27

    How so? "the youth" then voted him in? Can the black people of South Africa please make a decision and stick to it? Can a real leader please stand up?

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-11 14:29

    He should go clear his name

      msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 15:16

      With a bar of soap and a shower LOL!!!

  • rosalind.allan.5 - 2012-10-11 14:29

    They didn't ask me my opinion... its only fare if everyone gets a say...

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-10-11 14:33

    i also wan't to c zuma back in court.

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-10-11 14:34

    Thats like asking for xmas to come in June - but i wouldnt mind seeing him there *well i know it will never happen in our lifetime*

  • ndlovuvincent - 2012-10-11 14:37

    Zuma will go to court on two conditions:If he loses in Mangaung and secondly if DA or the other political party wins national election in 2014.

      collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-13 10:06

      I m tired of if Zuma loses, he is the devil we know, we resolved to give him 2nd-term as ANC in Mangaung 2012 and South African President until de youth and other comrades understand ANC politics internationally. none will deviate from our decisions, we only need some new resolutions to clean all messes un made guys in the name of Zuma in the past...

  • mlungisi.crush - 2012-10-11 14:41

    70% of you,who are corrupt as he, how many of you got better jobs based on their color of skin,nepotism,how many of you who are sitting on top of more qualified peoples while you have no basic education,Malema is very brave on pointing fingers to Nkandla because he didn't get that tender to build that road!

  • musawenkosi.zwane.54 - 2012-10-11 14:45

    Was i asked? Anyone in this blog who say he/she was asked during this survey come forward. These people are always giving us false hope. The estimate or just ask 100 people and say more than 3000people. Come up with things/topics that will help us discuss the way forward for this country.

      msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 15:15

      You are so right MusawenkosĂ­................

  • Michael - 2012-10-11 14:47

    What is this survey trying to achieve, if the process of charging someone is mud by polotical interfearance, how can the state win such a case. It was proven beyond doubt that Ncuka and Macathy interfeared which is called political interfearnce.

  • milton.msomi - 2012-10-11 14:57

    time waste thats not gonna happen whether you likes it or not

  • msophiasharp - 2012-10-11 15:01

    Get him back in court and also sack him as President, he is getting fatter by the day while people who voted for him are starving and living in squalor - how wonderful and what crap example, yugh!!!

  • clivegoss - 2012-10-11 15:08

    A survey proved that Volkskas use to be the biggest Afrikaans Bank in the world ! !Lies , damn lies and statistical surveys

  • sifiso.ndlangamandla - 2012-10-11 15:09

    This survey you only conducted to your buddies. It is a waste of time. Zuma will be pres 4 2nd term like it or not.

  • ian.paoliello - 2012-10-11 15:09

    " Fifty-one percent thought he deserved to be taken to court, 37% thought he was being unfairly treated, and 13% were undecided " doesnt that make 101%?

  • m0760 - 2012-10-11 15:10


  • mlungisi.mwelase.9 - 2012-10-11 15:15

    What can you expect? The survey was done in areas of ondlebezikhanyilanga.

  • kwame.mahlaba - 2012-10-11 15:21

    without realizing the backgrounds of the participants and their level of knowledge of politics this survey says nothing much. If the survey covered if they were active in politics and which party do they align themselves it would be another story. If you ask me this survey was a waste of money and the person who commissioned it should be fired. Incompetent people for sure.

  • braamc - 2012-10-11 15:27

    This criminal should go to jail

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-10-11 15:29

    Of course Juju's cabal want him behind bars.'..They are ready to kill JZ."LOL!

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-10-11 15:32

    Stats are always cooked to suit the journalist's view

  • mmoledis - 2012-10-11 15:43

    As South African citizens we had to educate ourselves that whatever court case that is taking place, money is involved there, so what happened happened we need not want to see our taxes go to waste again because once JZ goes there one way or the other our tax monies will be used, so we do not want that as we want services. The same youth was the one during his trial that was making noise and now they have turnd against him because they want to be law unto themselves and corrupt. For the benefit of this country and its integrity, we need to leave and forget our pride and work for this nation all of ours, those in high government offices and those in business and build a better nation for all citizens of this country.Let the ruling party rule this country and stop playing games and being corrupt before it is late, Marika has started so we do not want to see any such situation happen again where the country became ungovernable due to influence made by certain power mongers hungry for our taxes.NO ONE IS PERFECT IN THIS WORLD LET ZUMA RULE UNTIL HIS TERM ENDS.

      collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-13 10:38

      sOUTH aFRICA IS aMERICA fo some in Africa, did our ppl know that luckily they r educated and move to urban and rural areas still live in poverty and high unemployment and economic distressed situations. I support ZJ 2ND TERM and Montlathe will decide to join unless he feels they r not fooling him at the expense of his political downfalls after Mangaung 2012

  • ettienne.hattingh - 2012-10-11 15:57

    Malema and Zuma can be each others b1tches in jail