Don't mess up home affairs - Dlamini-Zuma

2012-09-13 10:23

Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma hopes that President Jacob Zuma will be sensible when he replaces her, the Sowetan reported on Thursday.

Dlamini-Zuma will leave next month to take on her new role as African Union chair in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

"Whoever comes must continue to work with the team to change things for the better. If someone comes and wants to start all over again it will be a big mess," Dlamini-Zuma was quoted as saying at her farewell function on Wednesday in Irene near Pretoria.

Dlamini-Zuma was elected the first female AU chair on July 16 this year.

  • zeepolar - 2012-09-13 10:30

    ....eish, ms dlamini-zuma....dont hold ur breath. i think, just to be safe, u should be part of the panel that chooses ur successor. i trust u r the best person to decide who should take over, not ur ex-husband who is notorious for appointing the wrong people.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-13 10:38

      Zuma's head is so far up his butt he probably doesn't even know she is leaving.

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-09-13 20:48

      But it is the very same Zuma who chose Nkosazana...when we rubbish the whole government, we forget that there are areas in which the government excels like in th home affairs department, now she is gone! I wonder why she is leaving as she was a shining light in the dark.May be she cannot take the heat that is currently sweeping through the ranks o the ANC. The biggest mistake the ANC made over the last 18 years was not to focus on skills development at industrial level and eradicating corruption.. Although education takes the biggest budget, the challenges are huge and only partnerships will noticeably move us forward. What the whole country needs now is to develop both its people and the economy. We need to be less politically minded now that we have defeated apartheid and work as a nation and put the under pressure to support our initiatives as citizens o this country.

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-09-13 21:04

      well said themba. I think Nkosasan Zuma has done a great job with home affairs. Its not perfect but improved leaps and bounds. Thank you.

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-09-13 10:31

    GOD HELP the AU, don`t they know she is gonna flip it up, she should stay at home.........Please dont make us more of a laughing stock in Africa and the world

      justin.hemming.94 - 2012-09-13 11:23

      Shanna - she actually turned the Home Affairs around in a short space of time. I think she'll represent us well, and offer my congratulations and support. Pity her ex isn't cut from the same cloth.

      NkululekoMhlaba - 2012-09-13 18:27

      Shana you should actually do research before spitting nonsense. My wife applied for a Pasport last week Monday it's was about a 10 Minute Process, we got a que card when we entered and directed to the relevant desk. On Monday we received an SMS to go and collect it as it was ready. That was 2 Working Days, with an efficient system like that you don't need to apply for any emergency passport. My passport took 6 months and I have heard worse cases that goes to years. This woman and her team deserve all the praise and credit plus their department received a clean audit the first one since democracy.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-13 10:31

    Jacob Zuma sensible? Never in a million years!

  • JohnDough - 2012-09-13 10:32

    You don't have to worry about it happening, Zuma is too busy ruining the rest of South Africa.

  • richard.clemitson - 2012-09-13 10:32

    Bhaaahaaahaaa Jacob Zuma sensible nothing like a joke like that to cheer me up this morning

  • lentlareane.kannete - 2012-09-13 10:33

    I agree with you Minister, there must be continuity. if there is changes lets not changes be revamping the whole wheel because at the end of the day it comes back to hit us tax payers.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-13 10:33

    You can only mess something up that is working! Eish the Cadres!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 10:36

    Wonder how much of taxpayers money they wasted at her farewell do.

  • rlong1952 - 2012-09-13 10:41

    Ha ha, can't get worse than her, took a year to renew my passport and been waiting 2 years for my unabridged marriage certificate and still no sign of it.

      yangmanfrom.sawthafriqa - 2012-09-13 10:46

      I guess you expecting her to leave everything and attend each of SAs 50million citizens, what a loose head

  • Adlight Marindire Dimba - 2012-09-13 10:41

    she is so write and much better than her ex husband i can now see why they are no longer husband and wife they are two completely different persons. Go make Africa Proud Madam

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-13 10:48

    Messing up is what Zuma does best Nkosazana. You must ditch the double-barelled surname and loose any connection with this idiot

  • neil.kroese - 2012-09-13 10:51

    Bit of a silly wish coming from a women who was wise enough to divorce him...

  • sharon.themba - 2012-09-13 11:08

    Wow Congratulations to Nkosazana Zuma on embarking a new

  • Neshvile83 - 2012-09-13 11:09

    Both of them r da same!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-13 11:17

    Oh!Geez, it is a mess woman.

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-09-13 11:22

    Uhm... how can the mess it up even more... especially when you get there and there is 8 tills open but one person helping, with the other 7 standing around picking their noses not WANTING TO HELP YOU.... so yeah.. Home affairs is far from fixed... its worse than just a mess up...

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-02 16:47

      They CAN mess it up some more ....... simply appoint 'The Panderer'. I mean, look at what she promised and then did NOT achieve at Education. Sad, but my cynicism just won't go away after reading all the reports about the blatant thievery rampant in SA government and its 'agencies'.

  • Timbhuri Ta Vacanyi - 2012-09-13 11:24

    I think she did some good @ Home Affairs though. I'm still shocked as I went to renew my passport the other day, 5 days after I received an SMS to go get my new passport. I was like WOW.

  • ComradeNationalise - 2012-09-13 11:31

    She looks like Whoopy Goldbag

      marc.klynhans - 2012-09-13 14:56

      How many people scrolled back up to go have a look?

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-02 16:52

      Poor Whoopi .......

  • ComradeNationalise - 2012-09-13 11:32

    She looks like Whoopy Goldbag

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-13 14:33

    Do not fear, MS D-Z. Nobody can mess it up further. You have done an outstanding job of demolishing the department, yourself.

  • joyce.devicq - 2012-09-13 15:45

    If you call the following story good gouvernance , don't worry mrs Dlalmini-Zuma. I arrived just over 4 years ago in South Africa with a temporary permit. A stamp in your passport given to me by the SA embassy in The Netherlands. A few months later I applied for a permanent residence permit that was supposed to take around a month.. I checked every so many months at Home Affairs if my perm. residence permit had arrived. But NO. After 4 years in SA I received a phone call from Home Affairs that my Perm. Res. Permit had arrived at last. To my great surprise it had been lying there for ONE YEAR and I had been at the Home Affairs Office three months earlier to ask for it!!!!! But that's not all. Once I had my new Permanent Permit in hand I went to apply for my SA ID. "About a fortnight, maam". Well it's now 6 months later and I still can't get hold of the Mr Potgieter at Home Affairs who is supposed to issue the SA Id's. Worst is that my bank account at ABSA has been blocked as I now need a SA ID for the bank as my Dutch Passport is not valid anymore because my Temporary Permit is not valid anymore. Can you still follow? It's just one big mess at Home Affairs. So again Mrs Dlamini, don't worry. >It can get worse but not much.

  • lotus.river.5 - 2012-09-13 15:47

    Can't you/take/over as president and send zuma instead?

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-13 16:09

      Replacing him with her is a good idea, but sending him to embarrass the continent is not a good idea. Send him to jail! After all, he is a criminal!~

  • braamc - 2012-09-13 19:38

    Sad to see you leaving for you probably one of the only competent ones

  • vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-10-02 15:23

    I like it fo de wife not the hasband. One skippa

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-03 14:05

    Can't be more messed up than it already is.

  • pretty.zwane.71 - 2012-10-03 14:42

    you did a great job at home a mama, i wish you well.

  • pretty.zwane.71 - 2012-10-03 14:43

    You worked wonders ant home affairs mama, i wish you all the best.

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