Don't blame Zuma for SA's problems - SACP

2012-12-12 17:00

Johannesburg - The SA Communist Party on Wednesday vowed to defend President Jacob Zuma against being blamed for the country's problems.

"[Whereas] these historic problems are the objective basis for the very existence of the ANC, its alliance partners, and the broad democratic movement, it remains questionable why they are so personalised on President Jacob Zuma," Gauteng SACP secretary Jacob Mamabolo said in a statement.

He said there were attempts by a coalition of forces to frustrate the efforts of the ANC's 53rd Mangaung conference to change economic power relations in the country.

"This coalition of mutually reinforcing and coalescing imperialist class forces composed of bankers, CEOs of monopoly capital, a faction of the religious sector, opposition parties, self-anointed political commentators and certain sections of the neo-liberal media, showed its ugly physiognomy this week," Mamabolo said.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2012-12-12 16:31

    Ok Ok Its apartheid's fault

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-12 17:18

      I don't blame Zipper, I blame the whole of the ANC... then again, yes I do blame Zipper.

      apansari2325 - 2012-12-12 17:21

      They want to say blame whole ANC to screw up everything not just ZM

      debduplessis - 2012-12-12 17:25

      According to last night's report its "colonialism's" fault ... I guess Apartheid is a flogged horse now

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-12 17:32

      Why we shouldn't blame I'm? Is the corrupt chief in charge of all corruption, is the example to follow and off course the SACP doesn't want to loose this train because is the only chance that they have to be in power.

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-12-12 17:49

      Of course it's every body else's fault ! Nothing to do with the ANC or Zuma.

      1amAlan - 2012-12-12 18:02

      No, I disagree, I don't entirely blame the ANC. I blame their partners in the coalition as much as I blame them. Remind me once again what communism was meant to be - hmmmm self enrichment. I guess they've reached some middle ground. Is their such a thing as Capitalist-Communist?

      rudi.wet.5 - 2012-12-12 18:19

      FOr once I agree with these numbnuts. It is not JZ's fault. Remember, he is just a stamp on an official letter and a face that appears on a poster. We are led to believe that he is endorsed by the cANCer to be the Prez for the next few years but who will really run this circus when he is elected again? Not JZ! Probably Motlantle or one of the other ringmasters but in the end JZ follows orders. Unless he comes up with a black version of the Rubicon speech he is just another pawn in this hopeless situation.

      jakalas.kruger - 2012-12-12 18:20

      @ssmonareng. If it wasn't for apartheid you would be sitting in a mud hut now. Be thank full you parasitic leech.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-12 18:20

      Aha , Chris has seen the Light.

      1amAlan - 2012-12-12 18:21

      @ssmonareng - yes, you are probably right. But something was done about apartheid. The ANC leaders have been put in a position of trust and they have betrayed that trust. Your president should be one that leads by example. Is the example that he is setting the way you would like your kids to grow up with?

      jakalas.kruger - 2012-12-12 19:06

      @ssmonareng, you are as white as snow and looking for least that much is clear from your last comment.

      blindfolded.cynic - 2012-12-12 19:12

      Dear SACP, No we don't blame just Mr. Zuma for SA's problems - we blame him and all his fellow-travelers. This includes the SACP, COSATU, and all the other hangers-on that have grasped South Africa by the throat and have done little but squeeze the life out of a once optimistic and vibrant people. The tenderpreneurs, the blue light brigades, the bling, the blatant theft, the secrecy bill, Nkandla, Marikana, the sheer damned arrogance of the ANC and its allies' sense of entitlement and payback have driven this country on to the economic, political and moral rocks. I care not what the so-called "experts" might say; we ARE now a failed state. The Tripartite Alliance is the Nero of modern times - you fiddle while we burn. You and your ilk make me sick. None of you is adult enough to own up to your mistakes; none of you is mature enough to admit you have failed and could do better; none of you is fit for public office - and Heaven knows, you've had more than a fair chance.

      rory.n.price - 2012-12-12 19:21

      Sorry Boet you beat mr to it

      jesibelle.krueger - 2012-12-12 20:13

      Zumalogic: Don't blame me just pay me. ANClogic: Don't invent just steal from the white gent. Communistlogic: If you can’t read and write just become an economic parasite…

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-12-12 21:14

      No, this time it is Heyneke Meyer.

      clive.kihn - 2012-12-13 08:25

      ssm (again): We humbly apologise for not telling the incoming govt 18 years ago that roads, drains, pumps, you name it, have to be maintained. On the other hand, perhaps you guys shouldn't have got rid of all the expertise at provincial and municipal level and replaced them with clueless cadres - a fact now acknowledged by those who take a less one-eyed view of things than you do.

      p.borchard - 2012-12-14 10:42

      ssmoron = I think you and poliodonkey has timeshare on one braincell. The anc only had to maintain what they were provided with - as you say nothing lasts forever. On top of that, if something (trains) gets torched by you and your fellow jouf liegh arsonists, your dear anc government is supposed to REPLACE it. How is this supposed to be apartheid's fault if you guys can't foresee the obvious (Have a train, get torched, no more train, now we are even more in the dwang, eish). MAINTENANCE, look the word up, you might learn something. Nothing lasts forever - not roads built the PROPER way, and especially not the roads slapped together by On Point etc. If the money spent on luxuries and Nkandlaville was not stolen by your government (I CERTAINLY DIDN'T VOTE FOR THEM), we might have had more left to do the jobs that is supposed to be done.

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-12-12 16:34

    Magic mushrooms ?

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-12 17:13

      Nah...KFC OVERDOSE....

      debduplessis - 2012-12-12 17:27

      we ALL need them to cope with this idiot lot!

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-12 16:40

    So says leeches who cannot even muster a 1000 votes in an election on their own and have to ride on the backs of the ANC. Using big words is not going to change the fact that the ANC is corrupt and incompetent. Plus, Zuma is the CEO of SA. Who else must be blamed when SA Corporation fails while its head dances, giggles, and collects wives?

      michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-12 18:06

      Themba you put it so well , dances , giggles and collects wives , classic

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-12-12 16:40

    Ok!!! It is the President of the ANC's fault.

      Desilusionada - 2012-12-12 18:05

      "This coalition of mutually reinforcing and coalescing imperialist class forces composed of bankers, CEOs of monopoly capital, a faction of the religious sector, opposition parties, self-anointed political commentators and certain sections of the neo-liberal media, showed its ugly physiognomy this week," Mamabolo said." Could also mean the fairies are responsible. Or Aunt Tilley's cat. I know I am not a banker, a CEO of monopoly capital, a faction of the religious sector, an opposition party, self-anointed political commentator or of a certain section of the neo-liberal media. I am just plain GATF0L. And he who is in charge must carry the responsibility. We pay him enough. An what he needs more he gets via the Nkandla method. So yes I blame him........

  • marc.ross.965 - 2012-12-12 16:43

    "imperialist class forces composed of bankers, CEOs of monopoly capital, a faction of the religious sector, opposition parties, self-anointed political commentators and certain sections of the neo-liberal media" and dont forget Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny, Pinocio, the Tooth Fairy, Snow White (especially because she's white) and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel. The coalition of mutually reinforcing and coalescing imperialist class forces is endless.

      foxiloxi - 2012-12-12 17:15


  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-12-12 16:49

    Well I wonder who has been governing this country for the past 18 years? A another question for the SACP has your movement not been part of the body, the ANC Alliance and further more who is the President of the country? Nobody needs to frustrate the ANC as they have a leader who has done so more than anyone else. Do not blame others for the lack of cohesion within the Alliance and least of all business and religious leaders. Now think carefully on the selection of leaders to look after and build this nation to take its rightful place in the world.

  • Erna - 2012-12-12 16:51

    I wonder if they realise that 90% of SAfricans don't know what this guy is talking about. In fact, he probably doesn't know himself. What is it about these politicians and big words? Do they think it makes them sound intelligent?

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-12 16:53

    Jacob Mamabolo, I am sure the Dr Reverend Zuma will give you a seat in his bloated cabinet after firing the likes of spineless Motlhanthe, Tokyo, and other "Anyone But Zuma" brigade. That is if his incence induces the zombies who will be in Mangaung to vote for him

      luviwe.jay - 2012-12-12 17:13

      I so wish one day someone from the defenders of JZ can explain what is meant by the term ACCOUNTABILITY. They like to shift blame at the same time being corrupt to the core. What a pity.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-12 20:26

      iANC iyasetshenzelwa *singing* - loosely translated as 'you have to work hard for the ANC to reap the rewards'

  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-12 16:57

    You cANCer pricks must fix what you have broken then.

  • marius.olivier.9 - 2012-12-12 16:57

    wow, some big words....can someone please translate into common people's English?

      jenipher.lavender - 2012-12-12 17:18

      looks like my comment was deleted, will write it nicely: the language he is using is called: baffeling with b#%!$hit!

  • mlungisi.fynn - 2012-12-12 17:05

    Point us(the uneducated)in the right direction then.But then maybe you're just proving what we already knew,that there is no accountability.

  • jenipher.lavender - 2012-12-12 17:09

    Shame! Is the ANC feeling under pressure? The message should have been hitting home a long time ago already. ANC you cannot lead this country.

  • TheunisNaude - 2012-12-12 17:14

    Yeah, lets rather blame apartheid or the capitalist white colonialists!!!

      rob.gunning.1 - 2012-12-12 18:49

      or opposition parties, religious groups, media, farmers, mine owners or everyone else.

  • errol.wagner - 2012-12-12 17:15

    The people the SACP blames is the only reason why anything still functions in our country - it is in spite of the ANC.

  • danny.levin.33 - 2012-12-12 17:15

    Absolutely not!! Zoomer is not alone. he must share the blame with the rest of the cANCer, SACP and all other corrupt thieveing morons!!! (including those who keep voting them in)

  • luviwe.jay - 2012-12-12 17:16

    He is the king and the buck stop at his head not even the door. I think that one must be clear with you defenders.

      danny.levin.33 - 2012-12-12 17:37

      Luviwe, my comment was sarcastic. off course he is the one to blame but they are all a bunch of corrupt morons.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-12-12 17:18

    Bunch of sycophants. Was it Pres FD Roosevelt who had a sign on his desk "THE BUCK STOPS HERE"? The same applies here: JZ is supposed to be the head of government, so he must carry the can for its many failures, not least endemic corruption and the education disaster.

  • ron.hobson.313 - 2012-12-12 17:20

    If there's a problem @ school the principal must know about it. We rather blame the Cleaner for problems @ the school.

  • musawenkosi.mvubu - 2012-12-12 17:20

    Mr Mamabolo, the last time I checked there was something called accountability. Are you trying to tell us your alliance has to do anyhow, no wonder you deliver books in the veld instead of schools and your Minister stands up and says she does not delivers books and she says with ISIBINDI.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-12 20:31

      Lol @ 'she says it with LIVER'.

      clive.kihn - 2012-12-13 08:20

      Unfortunately Mr Mvubu, the word "accountability" does not appear in any of the dictionaries at Luthuli House.

  • debduplessis - 2012-12-12 17:24

    oh WHY!!!!! he has caused them ALL .... if shoe fits wear it!

  • craig.ellis.56829 - 2012-12-12 17:26

    Well who's to blame then? the citizens that have no say and just keep paying taxes so that the fat cats can spend OUR money on luxury hotels, Jets, Cars and upgrades to compounds THAT DONT EVEN BELONG TO THE SA GOVERNMENT? Wake up SACP! IDIOTS

  • johan.degreeff - 2012-12-12 17:27

    He is not blamed for the country's problems, he is blamed for not sorting it out...!!!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-12-12 17:29

    The communists use big words that they learnt from us colonialists, but do they understand what they mean? Poor ignorant sods.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-12-12 17:31

    I dont blame showerhead, I blame all the fools who put the prick in the position.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-12 20:39

      Those people who support JZ are not fools if one looks at their point of view because there are economic and political rewards on their part if they support Zuma. Zuma is no fool either because he also benefits through taxpayers to maintain his family as well as protection from his legal woes (amongst other things) and it is these supporters that make sure that they deliver these benefits on his behalf.

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-12-12 17:33

    "This coalition of mutually reinforcing and coalescing imperialist class forces composed of bankers, CEOs of monopoly capital, a faction of the religious sector, opposition parties, self-anointed political commentators and certain sections of the neo-liberal media, showed its ugly physiognomy this week," Mamabolo said. How do they keep up with the big words without hurting themselves?

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-12-12 17:35

    We are not blaming him we are stating a fact. How can an uneducated moron rule a country?

  • mvundlela.levy - 2012-12-12 17:35

    mamabolo,i believe you promised one rondeval in NKANDLA,so you must be defensive to protect your boss else you wont get it,,you sounded like messenger,what is aims,mission of SACP,BECAUSE NOW YOU are SERVANT OF ANC,PARASIDE,a followers, you shud your big mouth agent.

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-12-12 17:36

    Blame father Christmas!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-12 17:40

    It's whites, apartheid, capitalism, imperialism, banks, muslims, jews, gays, colonialists, media, big business, indians, boers, chinese, greeks, portuguese, italians, french, coloreds, san, immigrants, priests, nuns, help me people have I left anyone out?

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-12-12 20:12


      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-12 20:36

      Conveniently forgot the English......

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-12-12 17:40

    Are there actually people who follow this butt dribble of a party ? communism has never been successful ,it goes against all human desires.

  • ernest.letsoalo - 2012-12-12 17:50

    Shut up Zuma's puppy..SACP can't stop barking nonsense..our country was number 64 now jumped to 69 in the world because of corruption..who do we blame?who is the useless leader of this country?you or showerhead?Zuma as the leader is the only 1 with the authority to employ hard-working and honest ministers to make sure that our country is in order but what does he do?he protects ministers who are doing corruption..what kind of leader is that?our country has been at its lowest since he became a president..go to Botswana and ask someone if that's true,s/he will agree with me..

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-12-12 17:54

    @ SACP: Firstly, we blame the ANC for many but many things and also for giving us this spearing buffoon for a president. He is patently useless. We also blame the SACP and ol' Blade that are supporting Zuma purely for the sake of lining their red flag wrapped pockets with lots and lots of capitalistic dough. Zuma+ANC+SACP+Blade+Cronies=Unholy Alliance feathering their beds (Ref Nkandla) and spearing all South Africans in the process. What a sorry lot to behold!

  • Nicholas.van.Renen - 2012-12-12 17:56

    Got one of the big words wrong there Jacob. I think the word you were looking for was 'appointed' not 'anointed'. Must be more careful whilst copying from the thesaurus..

  • anton.coetzee.5 - 2012-12-12 17:57

    Blame Zille and the DA!!!Shut up, he is the leader with no direction, sorry the wrong, direction.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-12 17:57

    Mamabolo trying rose big words to confuse your followers or yourself.. The fact us that you and the test of your flock elected a moron to run a country. Now reap the rewards.. Stop whining about your interested problems, did not stop you from taking the inherited wealth.. Did it. Fool.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-12 17:58

    Pardon the predicted text.. Should read inherited not interested..

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-12 18:00

    Mamabolo trying using big words to confuse your followers or yourself.. The fact us that you and the rest of your flock elected a moron to run a country. Now reap the rewards.. Stop whining about your inherited problems, did not stop you from taking the inherited wealth.. Did it. Fool.

  • carryn.whittaker - 2012-12-12 18:01

    Ohhhh Nooooo the non existent imperialists are going to get us!!! Lucky we have the communist zealot heroes and the theiving politicians to run to our aid. Seriously though politics in Southern Africa make me want to giggle. This harks back to Bobs repeated warnings that colonialist forces are destabilising the economy. Some one needs to show me where these invisible imperialists are. They seem to be like the abominable snow man. Everyone has heard of them but no one can pony up any evidence.

  • - 2012-12-12 18:04

    If hes not part of the solution then his part of the problem...they voted for him.

  • john.morreira.9 - 2012-12-12 18:08

    I blame the sheeple, who have voted for and will probably continue, voting for a party that cannot govern a P-one-S UP in a brewery.

  • fredpotgieter - 2012-12-12 18:09


  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-12 18:13

    Ja ja - it's everyone else. The whites, the media, business, colonialists and all the people who actually know what those redundant words mean......same old.

  • mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-12-12 18:16

    Who is surprised? You are hired to preach that gospel because you are promised 200m to improve your homestead. So go on and fool the fools, but the wise will always be the wise.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-12 18:17

    I knw,I knw eeeerrmmm blame,blame eeeeeerrrmmm yes, yes ,yes blame the ANC an zuma

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-12-12 18:19

    Above the law In the aftermath of the Shaik trial, Zuma was formally charged with corruption by the National Prosecuting Authority. Racketering.. On 28 December 2007, the Scorpions served Zuma an indictment to stand trial in the High Court on various counts of racketeering, money laundering, corruption and fraud. Rape In December 2005, Zuma was charged with raping a 31 year old woman at his home in Forest Town, Gauteng Love Child. In January 2010, The Sunday Times reported that Sonono Khoza, the daughter of Irvin Khoza, gave birth to Zuma's 20th child on 8 October 2009, a daughter called Thandekile Matina Zuma. Prejudice Zuma was criticised by gay and lesbian groups after he criticised same-sex marriage at a Heritage Day celebration on 24 September 2006 in Stanger, saying that same-sex marriage was "a disgrace to the nation and to God. Sexist Zuma's solution to pregnancy in teenagers is to confiscate their babies. Racist. On Thursday 13 September 2012, Jacob Zuma left opposition MPs infuriated when he told the South African National Assembly that minority groups have “less rights”. He went on to say that within a democracy the majority prevailed. "You have more rights because you're a majority; you have less rights because you're a minority. That's how democracy works," he said, provoking a huge outcry from opposition benches.[140] BUT you defend this disaster. Hence we dont only blame him, but we blame you.

      Erna - 2012-12-12 20:25

      Well said and I totally get it. However, the anc stooges also know it all and yet they still vote this morally bankrupt man into power. That I don't get!

  • lazarus.masilela - 2012-12-12 18:20

    Be careful with churches guys.They give compass to our country.Plus they had a hand in getting rid of apartheid.Government has every reason to take the church seriously.Stop being paranoid.

  • - 2012-12-12 18:21

    Eish...This is very rich coming from SACP. I suppose the SACP would not exist without JZ and the ANC. What a ridicules comment to make!

  • khazi.cele - 2012-12-12 18:21

    In a company when something goes wrong, the manager is blamed and has to fix it. Now the manager's job is to find out which one of his/her staff member did not do the job properly. In South Africa Zuma is president, this means that he is and shall be blamed for major problems the country faces. His job(Zuma) is to find which one of the people working for and with him(MP, public servants) did not do their jobs and take appropriate steps. Furthermore, he has to be an ethical leader who has a vision to better the country. Unfortunately he does none of these things. I personally have given up on the government and from now on will work with individuals to better the country be it that I offer my time to tutor in local high schools or teach children how to read.

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-12 18:24

    Jacob Mamabolo..............You are on point mate.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-12 18:27

      He is on what point? The whole society is fed up with ANC crooks

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-12 18:26

    Nice Charnelle!. Lets hear these fools comebacks..