Zuma gets SA barking mad

2012-12-27 14:02

Durban - President Jacob Zuma’s first public appearance since being re-elected as ANC president in Mangaung a week ago, has got South African’s barking mad.

During a speech in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday the president said spending money on buying a dog and taking it for walks belonged to white culture and was not the African way, which was to focus on the family, the Mercury reported.

He said there was a new generation of young Africans who were trying to adopt other lifestyles and even trying to look like others.

“Even if you apply any kind of lotion and straighten your hair you will never be white,” Zuma said.

Instead, a person lost dignity and ubuntu, and was also likely to lose respect and love for his fellow human beings.

He added that black people should stop adopting the habits of other cultures.  

As he spoke, the audience of thousands - attending the annual commemoration of the induction of Inkosi Sibongiseni Zuma - laughed and applauded.

But not everyone was pleased with what the president had to say.

In response to his speech South Africans took to Twitter to voice their opinion.

Lebogang Mabuza (@Five0 50) tweeted: “A president with a 3rd world mentality, we not going anywhere with this guy.”

Dipakana Mokotatsie (@Dipakana) said: “The idiocy we have to keep up with for the next 5/6 years. Lord have mercy on us.”

Bruce Cooper (@BruceRelates): “[President] Jacob Zuma’s drivel over dogs, whites and African culture reveals a populist and racist-mongerer. This man can’t govern any other way.”

While Mike Eksteen (@mceks1) tweeted: “#jacobzuma if caring for animals in ‘not the african way’ then why is seeing we live in the most amazing animal kingdoms!!?”

National SPCA spokesperson Christine Kuch said she could not comment on Zuma’s statement as she had not heard him speak, but added that many South Africans felt deep compassion for their animals.

“We cannot have compassion for animals if we do not have compassion for children and the elderly,” she said.

Zuma is known for making controversial comments.

In an SABC3 television interview in August, he said it was “not right” for women to be single and that having children provided them with “extra training”.

He was speaking about his daughter Duduzile’s marriage, saying he was happy for her.

“I wouldn’t want to stay with daughters who are not getting married. You’ve got to have kids. Kids are important to a woman because they actually give an extra training to a woman, to be a mother,” he said.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-12-27 14:06


      rensburgmark - 2012-12-27 14:10

      As I said he will end the ANC. Just keep it up Mr president you are doing an excellent job!

      surfing.sam.9 - 2012-12-27 14:14

      I think dogs would teach him tricks.

      debduplessis - 2012-12-27 14:17

      The absolute IDIOT! .... since when is sinking a bunker under your kraal, installing Solar Toilets, smoking cuban cigars, eating cavier, drinking Johnny Walker Black Blue & Red Labels the African Way??? Maybe we should send you to Fathering School so that u understand the Zuma Nation actually comes from your Spear & not divine intervention..... fool!

      joemarshe.push - 2012-12-27 14:24

      Zuma takes stupid to another level.

      longile.bongani - 2012-12-27 14:29

      Zuma you are a black African, it goes with your culture. No feelings for women, children , or animals. You want from the white person just what material things you can take from them. Then once the whites have all gone and you have destroyed all the things you took from them, you will stand with your hands cupped, begging from the white people in this world to support you. If you stopped for 5 mins and tried to really understand the value of compassion,understanding,discipline,education, you might begin to be able to lead your country in a positive direction. Trust me if you see a black person walking a dog on the beach, that person will be an asset to your country

      carl.fourie.9 - 2012-12-27 14:31

      Hehe...the african way. He should then tell all black women to get rid of their wigs

      nicholas.graan - 2012-12-27 14:36

      Driving BMW's, wearing Armani suites and drinking Johnny Walker whiskey also "belongs to white culture"

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-12-27 14:36

      @motlalepula What you said was a lot better then what he said. What he said makes him sound stupid and more and more like Mugabe. Black people should be proud of who they are and where they come from BUT the world we live in is moving forward and it is moving in a Western direction. People having pets is not going to make them less black :P but not embracing the best of all cultures and using that in our lives is just idiotic. Or should be get rid of all the western roads and buildings too?

      alan.jerrold - 2012-12-27 14:38

      Yep, the man is a total idiot. How can anyone but the very dumbest respect a person like tis?

      thadelphukem.completely - 2012-12-27 14:40

      Strange that this statement comes from a guy who dances in traditional african attire at his wedding while wearing 'white-peoples' takkies!!! Double standards hey Mr Zuma... What a chop...

      peter.woods.142 - 2012-12-27 14:44

      Haibor!!! You are wearing mlungu clothes,your home is furnished with mlungu inventions! You are transported by your your blue light gang in mlungu cars. Now just because you hunted with starved "greyhounds" back in the day...when you were a herd boy should never disrespect the people of SA

      walter.tgsa - 2012-12-27 14:52

      I am just about speechless, and so are my friends all over the world (who got a copy of the article), just unbelievable. Not just his comments about animals, but also about women! No wonder me likes dogs better than people! And to make it even WORSE: The SPCA (for instance) makes a big effort to educate people in townships about how to treat animals. And our President tells them not to take them to vets, as this is not "African"...

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 15:19

      @ssmonareng- NNNnnaaaaaa. I think he is just ticked off because "Black like me" and "Epol" doesn't want to bribe him or his family.

      rory.n.price - 2012-12-27 15:22

      Sorry guys you voted for him, come on at least he gives you and the rest of the world a good laugh

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-12-27 15:46

      @Ssmonareng Are you serious? Dogs are evil because the Nazis used them? What about Horses then? The Boers used those. Or fish? The Spanish conquistadors of the Americas ate those. I think your logic is very flawed...

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 16:16

      @ssmonareng: You want we should start referencing pagan and Satanist rituals and compare it to African traditions?

      ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-12-27 16:17

      @Ssmonareng Well if we are not going use logic, then that should solve everything :P BTW I am not supporting Apartheid or Nazism. I am supporting progress and the world we are living in NOW

      walter.laurie - 2012-12-27 16:17

      Again, what he is indirectly saying is that white South Africans are not "African," and therefore more like awkward guests in their own land rather than citizens with inalienable rights.. He is also reinforcing the Pan-Africanist belief that whites are "the other," and that SA would be better off without whites & their culture.. This is indicative of what the future holds for minorities within SA under this regime. Our safety and security can only be guaranteed under a COMPLETE exit from the South African political arena (or circus) - an Independent Cape Republic. I invite anyone to argue against this with us..

      bokbal.bliksem - 2012-12-27 16:58

      @ssmoraneng, HOW THE HELL DOES OWNING PETS make you a Nazi supporter? All your arguments, saying paganism etc is anglo saxon etc, is insane, because immediately afterwards you are off about how hitelr had dogs. So by your twiested logic, anyone who owns dogs is ready to send people to a gas chamber? WTF are you smoking china?? You have got to be one of the dumbest zelots to walk the face of this earth, I think I just got dumber by reading your comments

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-27 17:31

      Zooma look at your pictures from 10 years ago and you will see that you much light in colour now, what creams are you using?

      frikdt - 2012-12-27 17:53

      Say whatever you want - at least SA's been breaking new ground in progressiveness: In 2009 we became the first country being led by a retard. Sorry, I have to correct that: In 2009 we became the first country having a retard for president.

      nomde.plume.7547 - 2012-12-27 17:55

      @Ssmonareng - your name is missing a "d"

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-27 18:29

      Mr. President was not the whites that start this crap you did it and is becoming irreversible, remember you should be responsible for you words, they will come haunting you, you looking for popularity on ignorant, your loss, but unfortunately the country loss as well.

      godesha - 2012-12-27 19:24

      My dogs are more intelligent than you Mr JZ. - 2012-12-27 19:33

      What a great headline for once, on News24. It's certainly got the commenters 'barking mad'. What a hypocrite our president is! Why does he try to stir up racial hatred once again? With his attitude, South Africans will never be united.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-27 20:29

      Dinosaur. This moron want's to take us back to the dark-ages. And this moron got the vote? This says a lot about those who elected him

      makgale.makgalemele - 2012-12-27 20:44

      Will you please advise ANC to check with elders or Credo Mutwa about African culture in relation to pets. I learned that Africans has had pets since they could tame animals. Europeans must have learned from Egyptians about keeping animals. I hope those who know better will correct me and the lost ANC ( through their leader Mr Zuma ) I believe Blacks will even give their animals names? Or kanjani?

      sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-12-27 21:16

      At frikdt..............remember that 3000 greater morons voted him in and that is scary. The ANC are proud of their "Brain Trust", go figure.

      heathway.master - 2012-12-27 21:43

      It is a primitive, savage, mind that is unable to show love towards pets. Love of pets is only possible once a culture has reached a certain level of development, civilization and empathy. This has been proved irrevocably by world research. As the well-worn saying goes, “A dog is a man’s best friend” Also he never bites the hand that feeds him. Only those in complete self-denial, who cannot face the truth, will report this comment. It is a general comment, and not aimed at anyone.

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-27 21:54

      Geez SS you must be one of the spears illegitimate kids with the same level of respect my right to call you STUPID....................

      phillip.havenga - 2012-12-28 00:05

      I have more compassion for animals than people because animals don't commit the atrocious crimes that humans do. A dog will love you unconditionally and even sacrifice their life to protect their master, very few humans can lay claim to that as all we seem to hear about is brutal murders and rapes being carried out by the filth of this country. Now for shower head to further polarise the people of this country with his black and white racist politics is highly irresponsible and will do nothing to unite the people of this land. He has shown his hand and his intentions he can try and back track now but his true intentions are clear.

      indianajohn - 2012-12-28 07:47

      ssmonareng: "and you are raising logic stuff as a decoy!" lol! Logic is a "decoy". Just like truth, accountablility and integrity, ssmonareng? I'm going to start referring to ANC supporters as "destroyers". Everyone else is a creator.

      chaapo.sithole - 2012-12-28 08:31

      I do not often agree with JZ but for once read the full speech instead of the cherry-picked parts of it. Included was reference to dogs riding in sheltered place in trucks while workers are exposed to the elements like rain, money spent on vet bills with no care for the health and well-being of workers and relatives and might I add too dogs and cats properly housed while workers do not have homes, especially on some farms. This is what fuels that anger and we can only ignore this at our own peril as a people. Take care of the pets by all means but care for those people who you expect to care for you as well.

      stephenrfrank - 2012-12-28 09:37

      At Me-again: Dogs at least have brains!!

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-12-28 10:13

      You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. The uneducated lot that voted for Zuma must now sit with him for another 5 years or so and see how he rubbishes the country even further!

      mzoxolo.mbini - 2012-12-28 10:59

      i hate people who say this guy is a president, he's a Chief of Nkandla and shame his got something else for brains!!!!

      antonio.gramsci.77 - 2012-12-28 11:07

      @Smonareng ... Not the Norwegians I know. Are there any Norwegians in the room who can verify this claim? In any case, what good is ubuntuism if, in its name, Africanism means having no compassion or CARE for God's creatures. I've seen so many mangy, uncared-for dogs being kicked and chased in townships, and I wonder if there is a connection between that behaviour and the other brutality people show each other in Africa. We go on and on about ubuntuism; BUT WHERE IS IT? SHOW ME AND EXAMPLE!! If you cannot care even for a DOG, how can you CARE for another human being????

      ray.syst - 2012-12-28 11:14

      Who are the real racists?

      jennifer.d.martin.750 - 2012-12-28 12:49

      I saw you sing shoot the boer Mr Zuma. and you neglect the poor people of this country You are a nasty and selfish man. Of course I like my dogs more than I like you they don't stab me in the back.

      gillian.cronje - 2012-12-28 15:07

      Zuma confirms that he is a moron and has NO knowledge of our CONSTITUTION in saying what he did as he violated my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to have a COMPANION which is NOT DEFINED to a Human Being - What a F&%*-NUT!~

      rob.bancroft.94 - 2012-12-28 15:11

      chaapo, are you serious? Is that what he actually said? Then it is even worse than what I first thought!

      gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-12-28 16:19

      “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ? Anatole France (Nobel Prize Winner for Literature) So for the umpteenth time Zuma WAKE UP! "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

      heathway.master - 2012-12-28 16:32

      This is exactly the same imbecilic bulls**t preached by that moron Malema. What a disgrace and a total embarrassment to the rest of the world, we have as a President of South Africa. How this man ever was re-elected, only the ANC inner circle can explain, as it mystifies all thinking South Africans. - 2012-12-28 16:35

      @ssmonareng.... Moron!!

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-28 17:56

      This is why I love the Presidente...........He says it like it is...Gotta LOVE it'

      heathway.master - 2012-12-28 18:25

      For the first time, I am actually starting to agree with Zuma. The white race and its attitudes and values are no longer acceptable to the blacks of this country. Due to this unanimous feeling, all whites must immediately stop paying any tax to a Government that no longer respects anything about their behaviour patterns and culture. All white doctors, professionals, and financiers should also only start associating with kith and kin, who are more able to tolerate the way they think. I have noticed that generally when a black man has approached me, it is mostly to ask for money. This is only my experience, and may not be the case with anyone else. My answer will just be so much easier to give. Please do not report this comment as purely racial, as it is only my simple personal interpretation of what Zuma is trying to get at.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-28 18:56

      Unfortunately the Presidente has fools compiling his key cards. The dog example was a pathetic one however the key issue here is the loss on Indigenous culture in every colonized country. The Maori are a prime exampple. The British never defeated the Maori hence the treaty of Waitangi was signed hence these brothers were never disenfranchized. They have progressed equally nevertheless Maori language and Culture is intertwined into the very fabric of the Country. So much so that more New Zealanders called home Aotearoa rather than New Zealand. It was long established that the loss of the Maori culture was detrimental to all citizens of Aotearoa.

      lendee4548 - 2012-12-28 21:57

      Moron alright, so glad we left SA and not having to see the idiot on TV. It is amazing that WHITES can be mentioned but not BLACKS.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-29 10:42

      Express your displeasure in a postcard to Mr Zuma using

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:41

      Go look through the mirror and you will know who the moron is.

      balan.morgen - 2012-12-30 04:14

      @ SHOWERHEADZUMA, grrrrrrrrr, bow wow, bow wow grrrrrrrrr now pick my droppings.

      boere.troos.5 - 2012-12-30 12:09

      Now we know who has poisoned the dogs ?

      mattewis.kat - 2012-12-31 08:58

      Not as big a moron as the morons voting him to power! But then again, if you've observed the Xhosa idiots slowly torturing a bull to death in the driveway right in front of your home, all in the name of "cultcha", you know there can be no compassion or respect for life amongst these people! So Zuma is probably correct in assuming that walking a dog is a "white thing", but so is living in a brick house, wearing a suit & expensive shoes, driving in a car, wearing sunglasses, talking on a cell phone, and drinking Johnny Walker & Moet El Chandon! That doesn't seem to stop him or his cronies, or even slow them down in the slightest!!! HYPOCRITE!

  • Phobos777 - 2012-12-27 14:07

    Super moron!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 18:45

      Did anyone see the scandalous interview on ETV between Maggs and Mac the Mirage. Jeremy you are a coward and you let Mac get away with the worst spin I have ever witnessed. Shame on you and shame on your station.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-12-27 19:06

      2 Excellent tweets with compliments to the tweeters; 1)Sam Mkokeli ?@msmkokeli Nkandla nursery rhyme: I have a dog. My dog is white. It is a good dog. It does not bite. 2)Warwick B. Chapman ?@warwickchapman Dear Mr Zuma. I own three dogs. They sleep outside and I often scold them. Given these facts, please may I retain my status as an African.

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-12-28 09:32

      Can super moron's be 'neutered'? i.e. africanized in an unafrican vet procedure way.

      larissa.goosen - 2012-12-29 18:17

      Do not underestimate the predictability of stupidity........

      stirer.kathray - 2012-12-30 08:40

      Mr President, if you are so keen on decolonisation, and doing things "the African way", then why does your government persist in the rhetoric of having more black players in the Springbok and Proteas sides? Wouldn't they be better used in herding cattle and sheep in the "African Way"? Or is the "African Way" for yourself and your cronies to enrich themselves at the taxpayers expense?

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-27 14:08

    This man is making a total idiot of himself - U SHOULD BE ASHAMED YOURSELF MORON!! - MADNESS IS ONE OF YOUR CHARACTER TRAITS AND YOU HAVE MANY OTHER TRAITS............ far to many to mention!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 18:47

      Cut electricity supply to Nkandla - cursed white man invention...

      jmlongwe - 2012-12-28 18:13

      I get what he was trying to say but it came out wrong. He needs to realize that the world is integrated, we use Chinese, African, European, Asian methods etc everywhere these days. Get what benefits you from whichever culture you like. Dogs are not originally African but we use them now so deal with it.

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:44

      And you're intelligent? you're delusional, when you wrote this comment you were probably hallucinating.

      suffer.kate.9 - 2012-12-29 13:34

      moses!!! you forgot to tell her... 'you must all go and shutup! da-dum-dum-dum shut-up! de-dum-de-dum shut-shut-shut shut-up!' Your song is catchy! They may even play it on the radio.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-12-27 14:09

    Zuma is quite obviously attempting to maintain and broaden racial divides in South Africa. It stands to reason that this is the ANC policy too, as the ANC overwhelmingly re-elected him to the position of their president. This man is worse than any of the Apartheid "leaders"! He is a shameful disgrace, and obviously has no idea what "statesman", "leader" and "South African President" mean!

      nikelom - 2012-12-27 14:56

      Unlike many people, I don't think JZ is being moronic or anything like that. I think he knows what he's doing and is being deliberate about it. He's counted the middle class (black and white) as a "lost cause" for him. He's never really gonna ingratiate himself to them. So he is emboldened and clear, after Mangaung, of where his bread is buttered and who his support is. . (NB he said this in Impendle, a very rural KZN part). The ques for me is whether the ANC will allow him to run away with the party to one extreme or not. Lastly, unfortunately, with Ramaphosa now in the mix, it's gonna be hard now to further punish the ANC I think. And I he knows that too. He feels like a victorious master tectician who's tail is up, can afford to taunt us and yet bugger all will touch him.

      walter.laurie - 2012-12-27 17:20 ;)

      rob.prestwich - 2012-12-27 23:43

      Nikelom: You make it sound like the rural people are going to fall for this crap. Young people in rural villages have cellphones, are aware of fashion etc,etc. They are up to speed. Do not underestimate them. Zuma is working the tribalism issue, within these statements. Don't forget that the Eastern Cape wanted him gone, but the branches scammed it.

      dean.oswell.1 - 2012-12-28 10:05

      @MastersVoice, as one *myself* who has spent much time in Zim, ongoing basis: I concur!! You are 100% correct; this is what many sociologists, and political observers refer to as "An Africanist Agenda"; or, simply Africanism. IT is wholly endorsed and practised by Bob MUGABE and his ilk NOW in seemingly 'beign' way to do with 'white-value' in their 'canine friends' he has stomped (very purposefully) on a raw nerve. His actions are to; I believe, stem the tide of African-black support toward the D.A. .He is so obviously attempting to cause division, in order to get an effect of banding his support base - and at least isolating support from 'white' (D.A.) influence. It cheap politics..its divisive, and pathetic...but sadly it works :(

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:11

    And there you have it people, straight from the Prez'es mouth. Africans must stay African and NOT use anything European. Errr wait a second! Is bomb shelters of African origin?

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:16

      P.S! I going NOW and buying my basset hounds BOTH a nice fillet steak and tonight they are getting an extra belly rub. Take that Mr. Ding-a-Ling womanizing woman oppressing zipper shorts shower head dog hater.

      potso.molotov - 2012-12-27 14:31

      NO! bomb shelters are not of african origin,neither are BOMBS!!

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:36

      @Potso: Then he must return it so he can be a true African.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-12-27 14:39

      @koos. Make that three (begging) WOOF, WOOF ....................

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:44

      @andrez.kolesky: No problem but there is no way I'm giving you a belly rub!

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-12-27 14:54

      @koos. HA !!! Compliments of the season to you too.

      logical007 - 2012-12-27 15:40

      Make that four then Koos???

  • jj.jeno.1 - 2012-12-27 14:14

    Just another attempt by JZ and the ANC to divide us...please guys, let's keep it together and not start attacking each other here.

      mart.botha - 2012-12-27 18:00

      On the contrary, this tit doesn't realise that idiotic commentary such as his will further unite all opposition against the ANC....and fence sitters will now realise that the ANC's revolution is all in their own minds.....hence their epic failure. What this mutant will say next is anyones guess.....perhaps he could elaborate a bit on what he thinks the manly Zulu nation feels about the women (farmers) of the Xhosa nation, or perhaps he would like to get really constructive and explain why so many of his appointees and government staff have taken corruption, theft. dishonesty and patronisation to altogether new levels......that is certainly not the African way. yet 'his' staff have become experts. Unless he is a ceremonial President, each and every thing that goes pear shaped on his watch, is his responsibility.

      lerinda.muller - 2012-12-27 22:54

      'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated ~ Mahatma Gandhi'

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-27 14:14

    Prize pr*ck at the helm...!

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:46

      @bob small, your thinking is of same nature as an insane man.

  • osmaseko - 2012-12-27 14:15

    hah hah hah “Even if you apply any kind of lotion and straighten your hair you will never be white,” Zuma said. Kwaaaaaaa msholozi at his best...LMAO and he is our president lol

      monica.borrageiro - 2012-12-27 14:35

      @ Osmaseko, excuse my ignorance but what does Kwa msholozi mean?

      osmaseko - 2012-12-27 14:43

      monica.borrageiro - kwaaaaaaaaaaa is a laughing gesture just like lol, LMAO

      suffer.kate.9 - 2012-12-29 13:10

      @oneconcernedude You are a chop with your racist attitude dribbling out of your mouth like some serious dribble-bum. Come here with your 'want to be white' cr@p! You are as racist as the ANC. Take a good look inside yourself... or are you too afraid to in case you see that you are no better than the ANV racists who run their mouths off!

  • 5ihl3 - 2012-12-27 14:15

    Good mr president, nothing wrong with reminding your fellow zulu people to preserve our culture. Don't know why "sa is barking mad" cos it's nt like he's saying dogs must be killed. He's teaching us abt respect for one another, if u dnt get that message thats fine but dont call him stupid for doing so.

      rensburgmark - 2012-12-27 14:34

      @5il3 all I can say is "Eish Baba... eish moena"

      wo0two0t - 2012-12-27 14:42

      Your version of culture is no change or evolution just stay the same way and go nowhere.

      yandisa.mashalaba - 2012-12-27 14:56

      I walked my dogs in my village even before i came into contact with white people...even before i had a tv at home...i walked and played with my i really don'k know if that makes more less of an African

      achmat.easu - 2012-12-27 16:05

      @5ih13 trust n respect another human being even if u feed him he will kill u for your last R10 trust n respect a dog n feed him he will not kill u

      hengu.willemse - 2012-12-27 17:36

      i feel sorry for you, so many people so poor of mind - it doesn't take much intelligence, insight or a great culture to know that it is important to care for animals. ubuntu is a myth, if you're incapable of caring for lesser creatures you will not respect other people. just like your president is showing his petty jealousy and racial antagonism.

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-27 17:41

      Y@5ihl3 you mean preserve your racism.IDIOT!@^$&^

      clare.lab - 2012-12-27 23:18

      Seriously...The man is the definition of stupid - hes doing such harm, how do you not get that message from what he says? Honestly? Nothing? How is he teaching us to respect each other? Woman seem to need to get "extra training" by having children, having a pet is now associated with the colour of your skin (Im surprised he didnt mention the colour of the dogs, at least he discriminated en-specie), and lets not forget the whole shower incident(which I still cant believe, I mean really, how did you get elected president??) I honestly dont believe that we have such vastly different cultures anymore, yes we all have unique heritages, but we share and share alike when it comes to culture now, and we all share a south african culture. Thats whats amazing about living in this country. Lets not let JZ ruin it, moron!! And, 5ihl3...its not looking to good for you in the brains department, goodluck with that...

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-28 01:31

      5ihl3 is this Einstein's formula for suppressing intelligence.............................

      Killbot79 - 2012-12-28 10:20

      Get off thw computer, it is a white man invention

  • mariette.troxler - 2012-12-27 14:15

    Dancing fool.

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:47

      and that makes you a sitting fool I guess?

  • Raymon - 2012-12-27 14:16

    Wow! What a feeble mind you have President Zuma.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:26

      Now imagine the people who see him as the best this country has to offer.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 19:02

      Zipper and the Zombies are going to be the death of us - of embarrassment...

  • bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-27 14:17

    So when a white woman curls her hair, she wants to be black? Insane.

      davieoosie - 2012-12-27 21:16

      I don't have a dog, am I turning black?!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 21:55

      davie, hahaha, you had better be careful, are you using hair products?

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:50

      Never in my life have I came across such lacking intellectual comment. Keep your mouth shut, shut up! If going home to play with your dogs will make you shut up then do it. Shut up!

      suffer.kate.9 - 2012-12-29 13:17

      @Moses... careful with the shutup! Someone might make a song out of it so you know how dumb it sounds...LOL! Ask the old ex Police General Beki Cele. 'you must all go and shutup! da-dum-dum-dum shut-up! de-dum-de-dum shut-shut-shut shut-up!'

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 18:25

      @suffer Kate, i know bheki cele and the shut up thingy...I don't see how 'shut up' involves Cele in this case because we're commenting on Zuma my ANC president and the country in respect, you need to shut up!! Thula! if you have nothing better to say shut up! thula! and you will live long, shut up

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-30 10:23

      Nasty stutter you have there, Moses. Or is it Tourette's?

  • ec.van.niekerk - 2012-12-27 14:17

    let me reiterate ... dommer as grond!!!!!

      elmine.botha - 2012-12-27 15:30

      I do not least when you plant something in "grond" something good grows out of it...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-27 19:03

      Elmine, hahaha...

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:53

      You said it, not us. I suppose that will make you happy, then continue, you're implementing your foolish comments and that makes you the owner a complete fool.

      suffer.kate.9 - 2012-12-29 13:19

      @moses 'you must all go and shutup! da-dum-dum-dum shut-up! de-dum-de-dum shut-shut-shut shut-up!' oops... looks like they made you a song LOL!

  • jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 14:17

    Zuma says Caring for dogs are not the African way. But polygamy, witch doctors, muti, forced marriages, and corruption are?! I'm so ashamed to call this moron my president. Not to mention his supporters: "As he spoke, the audience of thousands - attending the annual commemoration of the induction of Inkosi Sibongiseni Zuma - laughed and applauded." - Even my DOG has more common sense!

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-12-27 14:18

    LOL......on second thoughts ROFLMAO ?aHa?aº°°°°°º??=))

      tsimi.thulo - 2012-12-28 21:28

      Vester...this is how I see it does the majority of people on the platform not see the humour in it all? He goes at both sides...this is good laughing material...LOL..LOL......I do not think he intended to be racial at all...LOL...I wish I could have seen him delivering this speech...can't stop laughing dude..

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-12-27 14:18

    Keep it up you fool! Making the DA look soo much better!

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-29 11:54

      DA will forever look better. even in the next generation it will look better. But will never rule.

      dean.aswegen - 2012-12-29 21:03

      Moses what does this say for the people (you included) who vote for something that does not look better? Why would you actively promote stagnation when you can see there is a better option. You yourself said the DA look better yet you continue to support the ANC.

      moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-30 12:31

      @Dean Aswegen, all DA supporters are insulting the the ruling party and its leaders, that is totally unacceptable. I'm a delegate of the ANC in mabopane region that's why I will vote for it. I'm loyal to my party.

  • croix.mactee - 2012-12-27 14:18

    Mmmmmm.......... Another brain-fart, mr prez?

  • rory.enslin - 2012-12-27 14:20

    So we have this moron for the next couple of years. Thanks to the clowns who re elected him.

  • chirnsidep - 2012-12-27 14:20

    So then why are you living in a palace instead of a grass hut you blundering racist moron?!!!!!! It's not about race it's about progress, many intelligent worthy blacks have contributed to the progress of many countries, including ours. Without them you would lack the ability to wipe your backside properly, let alone inhabit a mansion. You are a joke and you are making the rest of this beautiful country look like a joke to the rest of the world. Ineptocracy!!!!!

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-12-27 14:20

    Zuma seems to struggle with the concept of white Africans..

      elmine.botha - 2012-12-27 14:45

      It seems like he struggle with a lot of things...except for collecting women and spending the tax payer's money on them.

      sam.makua.10 - 2012-12-27 15:11

      U r the one who is confused!! There's no such term! U see african= black and white= white ! U r lost hey

      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-27 15:16

      Ah I see like this stupid = sam.makua.10 - I got it thanks ;)

      colleen.naidoo1 - 2012-12-28 02:19

      Yes I agree, I am a brown South African,but I call myself African...and pretty proud of that too.

  • daan.phalaborwa - 2012-12-27 14:21

    Like the Prez sais: "A spade is a spade".

  • provence.poppies - 2012-12-27 14:22

    The president tries to divide the nation while all south Africans unite and laugh at his pathetic attempt of trying to lead.

  • jaydee - 2012-12-27 14:22

    It just shows you the mentality of this human-"being: a bloody doorknob's got more sense than him! Prioritise the EDUCATION,SAFETY and SECURITY, HEALTH and NURSING and WELFARE departments, MORON!!!

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-12-27 14:22

    I am not going to comment to the rubbish zuma said.He's not worth it.I am surprised he's trying stand up comedy,his jokes are boring by the way.

      jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 14:24

      ... you just did.

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-12-27 14:26

      Its not a comment,its a point of view.

      jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 14:31

      Oh... Should there then rather be a big red button next to your comment that says "Report Point of view"??

      jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 14:32

      But I do agree with your comment :-)

      vuyisan - 2012-12-27 16:00

      no comment, lol

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-27 16:36

      Vuyisani can I report your "no comment" comment :)

  • hellochristie - 2012-12-27 14:22

    And once again he just opens his mouth to change feet.

  • jacques.debruyn.522 - 2012-12-27 14:22

    Then why is he living "a white mans lifestyle"- in a white mans house and not in a hut- driving a white mans car and not on a donkey? Practice what you preach!!!!

      burningdogz - 2012-12-27 14:49

      Uhm Terrie, you are completely misreading the comment . . . so let me give you a hand. The president stated that africans should refrain from doing 'white man things' and using 'white man products' to try and be like white people. Not only was this comment very racist but also made him out to be a hypocrite. So houses and cars are for white people? Well according to the prez, yes it is. You see, that car he is driving, be it Mercedes or BMW or whatever, was invented, designed and built by white folks, and so was the modern style house he is living in made from bricks and cement. In fact, most, if not all, of the little comforts he indulges in was in fact invented and created by white folks. So, the person you are angry at, the person that said houses are for whites, well that actually the president...

      wo0two0t - 2012-12-27 14:49

      Terrie - no cars and houses aren’t for whites it’s for everyone just like pets for example dogs. Zuma has just lost his marbles and it seems so have you. Who says we going back to Apartheid - it seems it’s still alive and strong in SA as we speak.

      jack.trend.3 - 2012-12-27 15:08

      Next time you go shop at woolworths, give a thought to Frederick McKinley Jones. A black man. He played a big part in getting that produce fresh to you in Joburg.

  • sam.makua.10 - 2012-12-27 14:22

    Again some half baked journalist took zuma's comments OUT OF CONTEXT... But generally the tendency that was prevailing in the apartheid era is still there: a lot of black people still regard white culture as the object of black consumption!

      jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 14:26

      Good attempt at trying to sound intelligent.

      neil.lovegrove - 2012-12-27 14:29

      as for you Sam...I suspect that your own old village has been deprived of its idiot.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-27 14:34

      Funny how he's always being taken out of contect...

      asdhasgd - 2012-12-27 14:46

      How the HELL can you take "He added that black people should stop adopting the habits of other cultures. " OUT OF CONTEXT?? He is clearly wanting a segregated society and is endorsing racism ontop of it!! You are full on retarded if you believe ANYTHING he said was taken out of context.

      mastersvoice - 2012-12-27 21:58

      I have read your comment a few times now Sam, but I'm still not sure what you're trying to say, other than journalists taking Zuma's statement out of context. I'm guessing Maharaj was also taken out of context when he attempted to limit the damage caused by Zuma being taken out of context referring to it as "decolonising minds"... How can any culture be the object of anyone's consumption? What does it mean? When you read your own sentence, what did you think you were saying? Or did you take yourself out of context...

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-27 22:02

      HEY Sam your comments are the object of STUPID consumption.............

      Killbot79 - 2012-12-28 12:59

      And the ANC is still so afraid of the minority for some reason

  • tsepo.mdlalose - 2012-12-27 14:22

    In Africa the dog walks you

  • 5ihl3 - 2012-12-27 14:26

    Ure just talking nonsense. What's causing a racial divide in sa is attitudes like yours, everybody has a right to promote their culture and its preservation thereof. I understand why ull say the apartheid presidents were better, they were passing laws that were benefiting only your ppl n suppressing everybody else.

      asdhasgd - 2012-12-27 14:47


      burningdogz - 2012-12-27 14:53

      I agree that promoting and preserving one's culture is important, but the president said it at the expense of whites. So it is not what he said, but also how he said it. If he intends to lead a country with so many diverse cultures and races, he should be more balanced instead of choosing to alienate groups of people in the country. As an added note, I assume then that you are in support of Orania, since Oriana was founded on the principles of promoting and preserving their culture, qualities that you deem to be precious.

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-27 22:05

      5ih13 is this the formula for suppressing intelligence...................

      mastersvoice - 2012-12-27 22:11

      Think about this 5ihl3: the DA is under fire from the ANC and its cronies as being an "apartheid party". The NP, who implemented and executed apartheid with disastrous results, has found a happy home in the ANC. Their leader is a long-serving ANC member of parliament and minister. If you think the apartheid leaders did anything for white South Africans, you are mistaken. They, just like your buddy Zuma and his cronies, were only in it for themselves. None of them care for anything but their own preservation, and they depend on people like you to keep them in power.

      Killbot79 - 2012-12-28 13:00

      Really, so its just apartheid in reverse now? Take away from the whites and give to the blacks. ANC = Apartheid Never Ceased

  • neil.lovegrove - 2012-12-27 14:26

    This man is as dumb as a bag of hammers.

      sam.makua.10 - 2012-12-27 14:44

      This is nice isn't it? during the apartheid era such comments about a head of state would have been your last! Viva democracy viva

      sam.makua.10 - 2012-12-27 15:02

      People r losing a sense of fear and believe they can say, paint against other people and zero will be done about that!

      armand.horn.58 - 2012-12-27 18:02

      @ sam.makua.10 Should we take that as a threat?

      louis.pienaar1 - 2012-12-27 20:17

      @sam.makua.10 - He's a bloody pot smoker. He couldn't threaten his ding dong into pap if he wanted to. Come at me boy.

      philip.vde - 2012-12-27 20:20

      Dear Sam ... you're a tosser

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-27 22:09

      SAM10 climb on your missile and blast your remaining brain cell into space................

  • osmaseko - 2012-12-27 14:26

    I think its good for the President to remind poeple of their culture and tradition. However this is not good to say its un African to do sone things. I thought we are part of a global community and we should learn from each other and embrace our differences. I thought whites are Africans as well if they are born here. He just made a racist statement

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-27 17:44

      Well said!

  • michael.duplessis.71 - 2012-12-27 14:26

    South African politics are a disgrace and an utter shame. Not 1 good comment from neither side. This will never work. So Zuma, what a mean by: ..lost dignity and ubuntu.... That white people dont have that?

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-12-27 14:27

    New elections, same pathetic party and leader.

  • megalos.savvas - 2012-12-27 14:27

    No wonder our Rhinos are being poached by the numbers and so easily , wouldn't be surprised if Zuma was getting a piece of the pie

  • derek.smith.12177276 - 2012-12-27 14:28

    yip and that includes clothing,cars,phones.....the list is endless....oh yes and KFC too....

      jruppersberg - 2012-12-27 15:23

      HaHa! KFC!

      sarahgrn27 - 2012-12-29 17:45

      yes what would the black south african do without KFC, maybe be slimmer. and have more money to spend on important stuff like paying their electricity bills and buying some of those starving township dogs some food

      denise.coates.98 - 2012-12-29 20:50

      nandos not far behind. pity they dont use smoke signals to communicate, things would be a lot quiter

  • raphael.moyo2 - 2012-12-27 14:28

    Someone give Msholozi a bells, he is busy embarrassing us!!!!

      chrisjanbotha - 2012-12-27 14:31

      No can do - he cannot even talk sense when he is sober...

      raath - 2012-12-27 16:19

      No, Bells isn't African. You will contaminate his culture.

  • nomcebo.dlamini.90 - 2012-12-27 14:28

    its true though that some people treat their animals better than human beings working for them, but the delivery of this message was off. As for for every woman to be a mother so that we can get extra person please! I wonder who writes and approve his speaches.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-27 14:39

      You take a few isolated incidents and apply it to an entire race... sit down!

      dean.aswegen - 2012-12-29 21:16

      I think there is a difference, between working for and been owned by. Pets are owned by people and as such should represent a larger responsibility to them than people working for them and who can also look after themselves.

  • greta.tunnicliffe - 2012-12-27 14:33

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated - Mahatma Gandhi

      Twolips - 2012-12-27 15:33

      Unfortunately Zuma does listen to or read anything from a wise man. He prefers his own spin-doctors.

  • cassblack - 2012-12-27 14:33

    If he believes to strongly then he must talk closer to home. The lifestyle of his families (Kulubushe?) his latest wife's wardrobe and hairdo. I think we must call the Oxford Dictionary people and have the definition of "Moron" redefined.

  • asdhasgd - 2012-12-27 14:33

    ?_? Everyone is welcome to use this symbol whenever we hear anything ANC related because this man is the official meaning of RETARDED.

  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-12-27 14:33

    Im nt mad cos the message was simple lets respect and love our cultures

      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-27 14:40

      Really? That is not what the rest of us got from that...

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-27 14:48

      You call that respecting my culture? I love my doggies and he offended them.

  • reabetswe.mogotsi.1 - 2012-12-27 14:33

    only in afria

  • avoomu - 2012-12-27 14:35

    Avoomu. The Hungarians have a very apt expression for Zuma. It reads something like "Out of a stupid hole comes a stupid sound"

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-12-27 14:36

    A true example of the blind leading the blind hey!!!

  • trevor.leon.5 - 2012-12-27 14:36


      sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-12-29 00:04

      Could you imagine Obama and Zuma in idol chit chat..............Comedy hour. Later Zuma walking away saying to himself......."Nail it" and Obama .........."OMG, my heart goes out to those poor folks in Africa."

      elizabeth.smit.509 - 2012-12-29 15:38

      I wonder how he proposed and wooed his women, what did he say that earned him not one but several, and educated too. What magic words did he used. U think he used pick-up-lines...? Are they proud of him? Is he proud of himself as he lies in bed after such moronic, dividing-not-uniting utterances?

  • ken.koen - 2012-12-27 14:36

    You can judje a peoples' level of civilisation by its treatment of animals.

  • morrisn2 - 2012-12-27 14:37

    Well if u`ve been following comments and stories on news24 where Zuma and ANC or a black african`s name have been mention or said 2hv done smthng u will knw where he`s comin frm! At times some ppl do or say somthngs jst 2 please others esp black ppl.

  • Tokelo MediaOwner Fako - 2012-12-27 14:37

    It Can Only Be That Nkandla Guy.. Shame

  • 5ihl3 - 2012-12-27 14:38

    Your inferiority complex is quite sad. ...

      5nomad8 - 2012-12-29 11:09

      Where did you get inferiority complex from? The man just made yet another stupid statement..

  • michael.bushes.1 - 2012-12-27 14:38

    Its also white culture to wear spectacles, brush your teeth and type on a computer Mr Zooomaaaa