'Zuma must be respected'

2012-11-17 15:45

Durban - President Jacob Zuma needs to be respected as the leader of South Africa, the eThekwini ANC said on Saturday.

"We cannot allow a sitting president to be insulted," eThekwini ANC chairperson Sibongiseni Dhlomo said.

He was speaking at a regional general council held at the Durban University of Technology’s ML Sultan Campus.

Dhlomo condemned the Democratic Alliance's visit to Zuma's private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

"It can only be a white madam [DA leader Helen Zille] that calls the residence of a president a compound," Dhlomo said.

He also criticised the DA and other opposition parties for wanting to pass a vote of no confidence in Zuma.

"In 2009 the people of South Africa gave the ANC power to govern, they [opposition parties] lost the election. We cannot allow losers to come back through the back door," Dhlomo said.

Second term

Hundreds of delegates would name their preferred candidates for the party's top six positions ahead of ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Earlier eThekwini region secretary Bheki Ntshangase said branches were all behind Zuma for a second term.

Hundreds of ANC delegates wore yellow and green T-shirts bearing the face of Zuma and carrying the words "100% Zuma".

The region is the African National Congress' biggest, with over 100 branches and more than 90 000 members.

KwaZulu-Natal is also Zuma's home province.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-17 15:51

    Oh for heavens sake!! what is he leading??? Respect is earned, not dished out!

      ianon.ym - 2012-11-17 15:54


      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-17 16:00

      Perhaps President Zuma should desist from insulting the intellect of the average South African through his blind denialism and morally bankrupt lifestyle ....... that might be a good starting point.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-17 16:03

      I have absolute respect for Bug-eyed fat face rot-brain Zipper Zuma.

      werner.niksch - 2012-11-17 16:04

      i have to respect a man who thinks you can wash off aids in the shower?hahaha!!!tell me another joke please.he's a oxygen thief and a dictator.

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-11-17 16:05

      Maybe we would respect him if he behaved respectably, upheld democracy, showed leadership on strikes, encouraged investment etc.

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-17 16:06


      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-17 16:11

      ZA number 1 Moron!

      mariuskowie - 2012-11-17 16:12

      The ANC will defend Zuma at all cost. To maintain the feeding order, they will ignore Zuma's shortcomings. They hate the idea if someone else achieving better results than what they hate Zuma's incompetence. If the DA and other parties said nothing, then the ANC would campaign against Zuma. Now they band together to bully the hated opposition.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-17 16:16

      If Zuma stood down he will win all our collective respect!!

      rontheogre - 2012-11-17 16:17

      We only reciprocate the level of respect that Zuma shows the people that provide him with all his riches. Dhlomo has trumpeted to the world that he is as thick as a brick and does not or cannot read. Camp David and the Kennedy complexes are known as "Compounds", the Chinese top brass live in a compound according to their government censored press, the ANC's big buddy Moammar Gadhafi spoke about living in his tented compound in the desert(whose fate they will share if they continue screwing their own people). Dhlomo has also perfected his "polly wants a cracker routine" by calling Zille a Madam. Shows total lack of or incapable of original thought. See why no ANC leader or cadre has EVER received a honorary or genuine degree in Logic?

      Don.Tandy - 2012-11-17 16:17

      Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic Main Daily Newspaper Editorial. Someone over there has it figured out. "The danger to South Africa is not Jacob Zuma but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Zuma presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Zuma, who is a mere symptom of what ails South Africa. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Jacob Zuma, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President.”

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-11-17 16:18

      Respect has vanished since democracy. Thats why shower head dont respect his people and people don't respect him. Thats applies all over schools, churches and elsewhere. That overhaul respect of the human being dropped tremendously in SA.

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-17 16:26

      "We cannot allow a sitting president to be insulted," You are right he is sitting. Right on his @r$e!! And then the same guy calls HZ a madam.....

      BulletProof. - 2012-11-17 16:26

      "It can only be a white madam [DA leader Helen Zille] that calls the residence of a president a compound," Dhlomo said. IT IS CLEAR THAT IS NOT A COMPOUND, IS A PALACE BUILD WITH TAX MONEY WHILE THERE IS POPULATION THAT DOESN"T EVEN HAVE A ROOF

      debduplessis - 2012-11-17 16:35

      Never before has so few, had to DEMAND so MUCH, form so MANY! He should rather step down & save what little face is left!

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-11-17 16:40

      You cannot lead when you are sitting (especially not with a woman on your lap).

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-17 20:58

      What on earth has Mr Zuma done to DESERVE RESPECT?????????

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-11-17 23:53

      His total lack of integrity is the main cause of our complete lack of respect towards him

      bobo.omombomboko - 2012-11-18 12:54

      @werner.niksch the president has never said you can wash off AIDS in the shower. They were asking him a series of questions ... What did you do after ...? to which he replied I took a shower. Please have respect for our president! Innocent until proven guilty!

      heathway.master - 2012-11-19 02:12

      Zuma has now got himself into a very serious situation. The DA or the public should insist on a full forensic audit on the Nkandla debacle. If it turns out that Zuma has lied to the Nation, legally he is liable to immediate impeachment. This is the common law of the world. He would them lose his Government pension and other related perks of an ex-President. If he is called to repeat his claims in a court of Law, he will then be guilty of Perjury, a criminal offence. I doubt whether Zuma will be oily enough to squeeze out of the deep trouble he has landed himself in by blatantly lying to the Nation. I will watch further developments with great interest.

  • - 2012-11-17 15:51

    Respect is earn not given...The president has not earned any respect, just take a look at his lifestyle and leadership...not good!!!

      acm.munro - 2012-11-17 16:25

      Agree. Why does politics make people blind to the truth? What makes them think Zuma 'must' be respected?

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-11-17 18:48

      The Zulus want their tribal leader respected as is their culture. Fine for them, but they shouldn't impose their cultural requirements on the rest of us. In the real world most people know that respect is earned.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-17 21:33

      I have created a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign this and pass it on. Thank you.

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-17 23:49

      dlomo says: uguh uguh uguh Uuga Ugaa UUUguhUg Ug Ag Ug Agh hayibo get it? now to the important matters you teenieweenie mashini'yams tie those 22 underage "not bunch of clever black coconuts' butt naked to that tree! OOOOOgahhhhhhh

      stirer.kathray - 2012-11-18 09:15

      How do you respect a man, who given the fact that he is a bigamist (granted that it is accepted in his "culture") - but still finds it necessary to sleep with his friends' daughters, one of whom has AIDS? He is also corrupt - He was declared in court to be in a corrupt relationship with our champion golfer - Shaik. Only the might of the ANC interfered with legal procedings to keep him out of court. (Doesn't say much for the separation of Government and Justice, does it?)

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-17 15:52

    Bergvliet High School principal, Stephen Price's open letter to South African president Jacob Zuma....But what example do you set? Instead of building up, you break down. Lack of school sport structures, bureaucratic interference in performing schools, constant changes to curriculum, lack of text books, lack of community infrastructure and your lip service to policy that outlines wonderful aims and objectives. We couldn’t wait for you to deliver. So we did it ourselves. Our parents got involved, paid their school fees, supported our teachers, gave them benefits that you should have provided and this allowed my staff to give more and more. Do I hear the hadedas shouting ‘former Model C school’ at this point? Probably....but that’s your fault I’m afraid. You’ve not done enough to raise the level of involvement in education. We witness the collapse of the Eastern Cape Education dept, Limpopo and instead of solutions we have officials avoiding accountability, scurrying for cover and making excuses.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-17 15:53

      what is there to respect???

      ronald.stilianou - 2012-11-17 16:03

      Wow! He is sooo useless!

  • osmaseko - 2012-11-17 15:52

    Respect is earned

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-11-17 15:53

    When will these morons understand that respect is something to be earned and treasured, and showerhead scores zippo in this department.

  • craig.s.pepper - 2012-11-17 15:53

    Respect is earned! Shower head spearboy has repeatedly proved through his actions that he should not be allowed near a light switch, let alone run a country. Just another scumbag raping the country

  • SharonE - 2012-11-17 15:54

    Respect is earned amd must NEVER be taken for granted. Does Jacob respect the good people of South Africa when he blatanly takes money meant for their upliftment? Does Jacob respect the judiciary? Does Jacob respect women? No sir, you have no entitlement to my respect, I give it where it is due..

  • Tony.Montana.Moelenyane - 2012-11-17 15:54


      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-11-17 16:18

      Tony what does (mxm) mean? If it is a nice swear woord I would like to use it!

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-17 17:02

      Lol Nettie, it actually means 'whatever' its not a swear word

      thabo.shaku - 2012-11-18 00:05

      Nettie must stop swearing!

  • justin.b.whittaker - 2012-11-17 15:55

    Zuma and his party are ridiculous!the one one part of the anc boasts about his idiocracy and the other half cant wait to get rid of him!

  • dave.leverton - 2012-11-17 15:55

    So Zille is a white madam but we can't call JZ names ? PS: Losers are those who use ambulance helicopters to get KFC while leaving patients to die.

      stirer.kathray - 2012-11-18 09:09

      there's nothing wrong with the term "compound". A compound is a collection of buildings within an enclosure. Some country embassies are described as compounds, as are university campuses. There's nothing derogatory about it, and Madam Zille is perfectly right. Zuma's compound fits the definition.

  • ronald.stilianou - 2012-11-17 15:56

    They very scared it seems to me...... Go DA!

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-17 16:25

      The problem is that the ANC has taken their 60% majority vote for granted, and they think this gives them a liscence to do as they please with no concequences. I hope they keep it up they are going to get a nasty surprise at the election box one of these days, just hope it's before SA has burned to the ground and not after. The blind and stupid will sooner or later realise that by voting ANC they are hitting their heads against a brick wall, and that it's not worth their while to sell out their country for an ANC t-shirt, a KFC meal and a Zuma speech

  • - 2012-11-17 15:56

    I've got more respect for an empty beer than for that criminal. And believe me, that is less than 0......

      mfanafuthi.mhlungu - 2012-11-17 16:06

      Criminal is u

      liveby.thesword.1 - 2012-11-17 16:45

      Zuma is secondary sperm....

      ansie.b.badenhorst - 2012-11-17 16:50

      Yes at least you got a hangover from an empty beer, out of Zuma you get sweet blow all.....

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-17 15:57

    And they only learn now that the president must be respected? Where were they when Mbeki was insulted by the likes of Malema in the presence of Zuma until he was recalled to pave a way for the same Zuma to ascend to Presidency. You live by the sword you shall die by the sword. He is not going to get even a gram of my respect until he earns it.

      thabo.shaku - 2012-11-18 00:06

      Well said!

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-17 15:58

    Who are these idiots and why they in power?? A disgrace that they cannot even keep the beaches clean. A bigger disgrace the the DA and IFP or IP cannot band together and outvote them.

  • rynier.keet.3 - 2012-11-17 15:59

    Respect is earned not demanded, irrespective of position, colour, or gender! Unfortunately our president does not have it in him. As Lau Zu said: A poor leader people despise, a good leader people praise and a great leader is he who the people say "We did it ourselves" What we need to do is to ensure that we again elect a Great Leader!!! That is up to the people.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-11-17 15:59

    A thief and rapist does not deserve our respect.. Down with zuma down!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-17 16:00

    Respect is earned and so far he has given nothing to respect. Would he have preffered Zille to call it a kraal? The very people who voted for your victory are the self same people who you defraud money,housing and schooling from. The so called "losers" are at least receiving votes from people who can think. The voters who continue to vote anc,are out protesting 2 weeks after elections about non delivery,so they obviously not very brigh. A President is supposed to be worthy of respect by his sound leadership,honesty and forsight-of which Zuma has none!

  • Tshephangsithole - 2012-11-17 16:01

    South Africa is on its way to the road of Zinbabwe. Seat and watch.

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-17 16:13

      That will be like sitting and watching a real life horror movie unfold right in front of me.

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-17 16:21

      Tshephang we really do not want this lovely country to go down the drain. How can we remove this person who calls himself a leader and who doesint earn any respect.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-11-17 16:01

    You have to earn respect, not demand it. Zuma has done nothing to earn the respect of SAfrican people. Zuma and the ANC waste and steal billions while people live in poverty. Only people that benefit from those billions are calling for Zuma to be respected.

  • michael.hogg.9083 - 2012-11-17 16:02

    You said it mate. That's how we see him. A 'sitting' president. He should stand up and do something to earn our respect.

      SharonE - 2012-11-17 16:06

      Reminds me of the poster that said: "Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits"

  • richard.madhopershad - 2012-11-17 16:02

    Dhlomo is an idiot... wake up and smell the roses!! if you are 100% behind a corrupt leader ... you must be a corrupt criminal yourself... zoomer must do his time for the arms deal...

  • Carlton - 2012-11-17 16:02

    Zuma the clown... Free speech free speech.

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-11-17 16:05

    I give up on this issue. What can be noted of people defending JZ is that they don't bother making sense of the criticism against him and thereby hurl words that suggest poor thinking on their part.

  • robert.warriner - 2012-11-17 16:06

    When he has respect for the title and does an honorable job, he will be respected! Till then ... He is an uber plonker!

  • robert.p.gemmell - 2012-11-17 16:07

    Zuma needs to earn his respect and when he carries on stealing , lying, raping and doing absolutely nothing in leading this country then maybe people will start to respect him. The honest truth if he was leading the USA he would of been kicked out long time ago as they don't take crap. Zuma is an idiot and when the ANC wakes up and realizes it then maybe something will change but that will take an eternity to take place as there are to many fat cats getting their pockets filled with our tax money so of course they are going to protect him. Respect is earned and not just giving. People will respect the position of President but not the person who is serving as president

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-11-17 16:08

    No you retard, respect is earned. Jacob has done nothing to earn our respect, therefore he will not get it. He has done everything to deserve our vitriol though, and therefore he will get LOTS of that. Corrupt, lying, womanising prat that he is.

  • malcolm.james.macleod - 2012-11-17 16:09

    Dear eThekwini ANC, Your leader is an incompetent moron, I respect binky the clown more than I respect your leader. My respect is not something you can demand so this will not change. If you want your leader to be respected perhaps you should be more careful who you choose next time.

      bless.boswell - 2012-11-18 13:15


  • lmmushi - 2012-11-17 16:10

    why should i respect the idiot when you were calling president Mbeki all sorts of derogatory names before you unceremoniously and prematurelly removed him from office for this corrupt womaniser and tribalist!!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 16:20

      Exactly my point. Oh! I almost forget, the care about which side their bread is buttered come Mangaug. What a parasite!

  • charl.deswardt - 2012-11-17 16:10

    Useless leader

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-11-17 16:11

    Probably the most disrespected leader in the world. Can't off-hand, think of any President, so severely ridiculed.

  • ekke.oupa - 2012-11-17 16:11

    President Jacob Zuma needs to be respected as the leader of South Africa, the eThekwini ANC said on Saturday. THe obvious question is why? Any person must earn respect. Does he do that?

  • charl.deswardt - 2012-11-17 16:12

    How can you respect a leadership less leader. only the stupid will follow him.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-17 16:26

      Thunder clap you are a troll!

      acm.munro - 2012-11-17 16:29

      @thunder.clap: Leaders should act like leaders, in their official and private lives if they want respect!

      acm.munro - 2012-11-17 17:09

      @thunder.clap: Nelson Mandela is an example of a leader who earned respect in every way.

  • euny.baloyi - 2012-11-17 16:12

    You cannot force people to pay respect to a fool.for my option the only thing he deserve from people of SA is (insult)..big head showerman.

  • smallies - 2012-11-17 16:13

    respect is something that is earned not stolen

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-17 16:14

    Well clearly he is not ... that's why u keep demanding! We don't abide by demands, we allowed a Freedom of Choice --- go look it up that's why we choose democracy over dictatorship!

      debduplessis - 2012-11-17 16:15

      and Freedom of Speech comes to mind ;)

  • joshua.mcallister.75 - 2012-11-17 16:14

    I've got more respect for my cat than Showerhead. At least she cat lick her own backside. Showerhead gets the whole country to lick his!

  • dennis.tucker.92 - 2012-11-17 16:15

    And I suppose Jack the Ripper was to be respected too!,

  • aubrey.k.masola - 2012-11-17 16:16

    Respect is earned not demanded.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-17 16:16

    Dhlomo has no right 2 call our fellow oppositional parties losers. Wait what can we call them ? Irritating bunch of looosers. They can sign in that zuma as well we don't need him.

  • jay.heyns.1 - 2012-11-17 16:17

    Firstly, why be insulted by the use of the word "compound"? Obviously a lack of understanding English. A compound refers to a combination of more than one, separated from the rest and combined to make one single whole, in this case several separate residences behind a fence forming one family unit. It is a compound by definition. Secondly, regarding the headline: as my dad used to say, there are only two things people MUST do: we MUST go to the toilet and we MUST eventually die. For the rest, we can choose.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-17 16:24

      Even George Bush at one stage it was reported during his presidency that he was on holiday in his compound. Was it racist or are so obsessed with race that we see race everywhere.

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-17 16:28

      Compound is an english word too big for him to comprehend. Sounds more vulgar that anything to him, so I understand him.

  • michael.bushes.9 - 2012-11-17 16:17

    "It can only be a white madam [DA leader Helen Zille] that calls the residence of a president a compound," Dhlomo said. " Zille isnt even white, shes a Jew. Geeez these ANC members' stupidity has no ends nor limits. LMAO

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-17 16:55

      Michael! There IS a difference between religion and race. Surely you know that? Helen Zille is Jewish AND she is also white. What's the odds, anyway? Even if she is Buddhist and black, who cares? She's doing a good job against tremendous - and illegal - opposition

      michael.bushes.9 - 2012-11-17 17:08

      Ag Patsy, you and your type are so naive. Jews are of middle eastern descent. JEWISH is someone who practices the faith of the jews. DING DING, do i see a light shining on your brain now?

      acm.munro - 2012-11-17 19:18

      Am confused. When is a person classified as 'white' ? I thought skin colour determined this. I have many jewish friends with pale skin and straight hair .... and they will pass as 'white' in any country in the world!!!!!!

      michael.bushes.9 - 2012-11-17 20:00

      @acm.munro. In South Africa, ethnic Jews, Lebanese and Taiwanese were classified as white during Apartheid, and this classification has stayed the same. Middle Eastern on an application should be included alongside whites, coloured, black and indian.

      bless.boswell - 2012-11-18 13:19

      Compound is also the name given to the homes of MANY American presidents. (Google it) It has nothing to do with Zuma or his home. Eish but that chip has grown into an awfully big log ...

  • klip.indiebos - 2012-11-17 16:22

    Reminds me a little of the "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen. Not sure who was more "hopelessly stupid", the emperor or his subjects.

  • ANTONIOBALEIZA - 2012-11-17 16:23

    Stop worrying about respect , insults etc . He's a grown man surely, harden the hell up and do your JOB!

  • asdhasgd - 2012-11-17 16:29

    "It can only be a white madam [DA leader Helen Zille] that calls the residence of a president a compound," What a racist prick.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-17 17:00

      Actually, Opinionator, what an ignoramus. They really should supply these people with dictionaries and they wouldn't look quite so stupid

  • mark.palmer.9231 - 2012-11-17 16:30

    Respect is earned not allocated. I had no respect for PW Botha, BJ Vorster, or Thabo Mbeki either! I have unending respect for Tata Madiba and FW De Klerk. They are both deserving of it too as they were selfless leaders and honest men!

  • sunet.nel.1 - 2012-11-17 16:33

    You EARN respect!! Do not just get it or steal it ot buy it because you are the president!!

  • patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-17 16:35

    When he behaves respectably it will be easier. RESPECT is EARNED and so far there is nothing worth respecting.

  • leila.loupez - 2012-11-17 16:35

    Definition of compound= "Compound (enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose, usually inside a fence or wall" Why should the use of this word to describe the Nkandla residence of our Honourable President, that does consist of various buildings that are fenced and protected, be racist? I am not white, but I don't get this.

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-17 17:17

      Its cheap politicing plus some people just like the sound of their own voices and attention.

  • louis.hager.12 - 2012-11-17 16:36

    No thank you.

  • mariuskowie - 2012-11-17 16:36

    "It can only be a white madam [DA leader Helen Zille] ....." This is racism to the extreme. Most people commenting does not even notice the racist derogatory words any more. Then the ANC wants to ban words like "compound" because they see that as racist. At the same time they use direct racist words like "White Madam" This in a press statement where they DEMAND respect for the proven racist incompetent leader of the ANC!!!!!