Joemat-Pettersson: Zuma a man of depth

2012-10-23 07:39

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is a man of depth and the father of the nation, said Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Monday evening.

Joemat-Pettersson was speaking at the first annual general meeting of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa).

"We support you and we will support you," she said.

She said no weapon formed against Zuma would succeed as he had looked after each and every farmer.

Earlier that night, Zuma proposed a new land reform plan.

"It is important to make people go back to the land, and not to view social grants, wage employment, and non-agricultural informal activities as the only source of income for rural households than agricultural employment."

While looking at the need to increase food production, the government was also prioritising transformation in the agricultural sector.

"The current state of affairs within the agricultural sector in South Africa is one where commercial and smallholder agriculture co-exist, the one sector being predominantly white and the other sector being predominantly black."

‘God loves the farmer’

Commercial agriculture is currently producing 90% of the agricultural output. It is estimated that it consists of about 37 000 members.

On the other hand 25 million people living in rural areas produce the remaining 10% through subsistence farming.

"More support for emerging farmers will enable us to improve the participation of black people, in particular Africans, in commercial agriculture."

Also at the event were Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and pastor Ray McCauley.

Mokonyane called on farmers to work together to feed the country and the continent.

"Let us not only farm for us to go to bed with a meal."

McCauley congratulated Afasa on its successful conference.

"Let me just say this in case you did not know this: God loves the farmer," he said to the crowd's appreciation.

"Eve was the first farmer. She tended to the apples."

  • Bokrichard - 2012-10-23 08:02

    And now I must wonder - how deep did he go?

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-10-23 08:06

      He is definatly the father of our nation. People of all race (including WHITES) needs to start respecting him. Stop talking him down for he is doing best he can do.

      fred.murgatroyd - 2012-10-23 08:09

      Here we have one totally useless minister praising an equally useless president. All talk and no action.

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-23 08:09

      Yes Clifford and we all know by now that his best is to enrich himself and bankrupt the country. He cannot do any better than that.

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-10-23 08:16

      @clifford - I'll start respecting him when he stops stealing my money.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-23 08:19

      Clifford respect is earned not given. Just because an absolutely useless human being masquerading as a minister makes a completely fatuous statement does not change anything. Jacob Zuma is still a corrupted, philanderer, who does not lead and is using the Presidency to enrich his family, clan, tribe and friends in the grand tradition of useless african leaders. It is this that has ruined Africa, and is ruining South Africa, take your head out of the sand.

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-10-23 08:19

      Father of the Nation - True, just not yet though... Give Zuma 6 more wives at our expense and he will be father of the nation Farmers...Lets see now, if they not all murdered by 2015 and their land seized to handover to unskilled local and foregn squatters we will be importing crops ANC = Epic African Govt FAIL in all sectors and should resign

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-23 08:20

      Well Clifford he certainly is a father of his own little nation, i lost count how many wives and kids that we pay for

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-10-23 08:23

      Clifford - I hope you joking. His best aint good enough. Actually let me be your surgeon - I will try my best - I promise - although I am really not qualified - I am sure based on your logic this is acceptable

      megala.arxithia - 2012-10-23 08:30

      JZ has depth...25 inches aparently and i am sure Joemat experinced every inch! Deep in lenght but short on IQ!

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-23 08:33

      He is a man with DEEP pockets

      rontheogre - 2012-10-23 08:34

      Clifford, I respected Zuma when I knew him at the beginning of his term as Vice President, when he was still his old self(albeit virtually bankrupt) and few knew about his involvement with corrupt dealings(remember, the charges were dropped because of the illegal tapes and political interference). A person is respected for the sum total of his deeds.

      carl.h.witte - 2012-10-23 08:37

      Cliford seems to be way up zumas smelly sithole

      johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-23 08:40

      Best he can is not good enough.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-23 08:58

      Clifford!!! Dont you DARE, EVER compare this thieving, lying raping, polygamist, to MY father!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-23 09:01

      Clifford, i respect many people in office, Thuli Madonsela for one. Why? Because she has integrity, honour and she actually does her job well. She has EARNED my respect. Zuma has done sweet f**kall to EARN my respect. Maybe you blindly respect someone because they are Zulu, or are male or are president. However, myself and many others do not. If you are so ignorant as to think Zumba is some sort of saint, that's your issue, but don't expect other people to.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-23 09:50

      well currie thats the reason she knows his depth, looking at the spear painting which was over exageratted couldt be more than about six inches

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-23 09:51

      Is she refering to his dip stick?

      JanGrimbeek - 2012-10-23 10:09

      Guess thatis coming from "deep throat" she will know !!

      mark.schulz.796 - 2012-10-23 11:15

      Zuma reveals his true colors as yet another agrarian socialist - the worst kind! Go and live in Cambodia for a few months and see that even after almost 40 years that country is still trying to recover from trying to force the people 'back to the land' for 'their own good.'

      winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-23 13:16

      At this rate I think he has shares in viagra.

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-23 15:14

      "zuma a man of depth" - this comes from the shallow person that she is! wow!

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-24 10:47

      Clifford, I'll say one thing for you: you never give up! What don't you understand about: respect is NEVER a given, it has to be EARNED.

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-10-24 11:39

      And so Brett Murray is proven correct!

      jacobs.clint - 2012-10-24 11:53

      3' , 6' , 8' or 12'?

  • Spha - 2012-10-23 08:02

    people will say anyting 2 keep their of depth my ass!

      philemon.ndlovu.5 - 2012-10-23 08:28

      so did Fikile Mbalula

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-23 08:34

      He is a man with DEEP pockets filled with tax payers money that should have gone to the poor

      alan.gernet - 2012-10-23 08:53

      hand deep in the cookie jar?

      nhlapop - 2012-10-23 09:03

      Too deep buddy. I wonder what came to her mind to say such thing about Zuma.

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-10-23 09:26

      Joemat knows she better kiss zumas you know what because she knows if she loses her seat on the gravy train nobody would ever hire her. Only zuma hires the brain dead.

  • - 2012-10-23 08:02

    fathering a nation perhaps??

      neville.watson.94 - 2012-10-23 08:28

      Yes fathering his own nation in KZN

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-10-23 09:29

      The spear of the nation a la zaphiro is more like it

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-23 08:05

    Yes but it goes only as deep as an underground bunker.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-23 08:06

    Give me strength ....... ! Classic case of a*se creeping methinks!

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-10-23 08:07

    She is praising the useless showerman to save her job.Both of you have no depth woman,you are just plain stupid.Go.drink your Paarl Perle and book sick for the whole month.again.

      cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-10-23 08:27

      Paarl Perle!! Hee heee - sitting in a fur coat at jacob's feet! What a useless pair.

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-10-23 08:29

      Maybe zuma is her best client.He peovides good service and pays in pounds,hence the depth talk.

      JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-23 08:47

      Okay she is crazy, but prostitute? sho that hurts.

      nkosie.ngubane.52 - 2012-10-23 12:49

      What do u know? u r also following this stupid malema who is also eating citizen's money and pretending as if firhting for dem.

  • paul.coetzee1 - 2012-10-23 08:08

    Birds of a feather .............

      jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-10-23 09:13

      Maybe she is proposing to zoompie? Wife number ...., sorry I lost count!

  • sharmay.thuynsma - 2012-10-23 08:08

    smoking your socks again I see..

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-10-23 08:09

    What a load of self-congratulatory, back-slapping, masturbatory crap!

  • ansie.fourie.940 - 2012-10-23 08:10

    Hy ken nie eens die bybel nie. Wie se vir hom Eva was die eerste boer? Genugtig as hy sy klomp kinders moes leer is hulle net so dom soos hy

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-10-23 08:10

    Between Zuma and Joemat-Petterssen, what is left of SA's Commercial agriculture is doomed .........

  • Vince.York - 2012-10-23 08:11

    "uguh uguh UUGUH" NEXT?

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-10-23 08:12

    She's right ... you need to drill deep to get through that thick skull. As for being the "father" of the nation ... well ... let's just let the picture above speak for itself. Just look at him staring at her chest!! All he is think there is TETTE.

      Joubs1957 - 2012-10-23 08:40

      And while drilling beware of the flying woodchips

  • gary.guy.507 - 2012-10-23 08:12

    Well I would not put too much into what Joemat-Pettersson says... she is just a crook that is raping the fishing industry and is part of the click protected by Zuma.

  • motleleng - 2012-10-23 08:13

    What a pile of sh#t, is she proposing to be wife number 6?

  • shaine.griqua - 2012-10-23 08:15

    Tina don't abuse biblical promises made to God fearing people,stop with foolishness!

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-23 08:15

    Sorry minister, I hate to break this to you: BUT YOU ARE A DREAMER!

  • maropola.nkitsing - 2012-10-23 08:15

    thats pity father of the nation or do u want to be no seven on his list of wives

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-10-23 18:02

      and include the "wife to be's" as well as the "mistresses" and THAT number seven gets much much bigger! ZUMAVILLE is going as planned and on track. VIVA zuma-sex-farm VIVA.

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-10-23 08:16

    Maybe she is booking her house in Nkandla?

  • Bokrichard - 2012-10-23 08:16

    The spear strikes again!!!!

  • long.tom.509 - 2012-10-23 08:16

    Why is she brown nosing? was he her spear ?

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-10-23 08:16

    Sycophantic doublespeak from one incompetent to another...

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-10-23 08:16

    Her mouth must be brown by now after sticking it down Zumas butt!!

  • markus.esterhuyse - 2012-10-23 08:17

    What a joke Joemat! Don't forget to write your name on the bottom of your shoes so that people can identify you coz you crawled up Jz ass so deep! (He has got depth, how tall are you JP?) You right God loves the farmers and righteousness! Your deeds will come to the light and JZ sooner than later, one last thing don't call JZ the father of the nation coz that's an insult to giants like Mandela and Oliver Tambo! You are a disgrace jP!

  • rocky.bell.927 - 2012-10-23 08:18

    ".......zuma a man of depth - father of the nation.." How more disillusioned can one be. Gatkruip par exellance.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-23 08:19

    "he had looked after each and every farmer". Well if all the murders and maimings of farmers is what you deem to be "looking after" then we know what you're idea of parenting is. This whole notion of government employees as parents is absurd.

      Irene Kambouris - 2012-10-23 08:28

      Shame!!!and with such intelligence they run a country!!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-10-23 08:22

    If I was Mrs Joemat-Pettersson's husband I would be very concerned about my wife. Knowing our President, he's up to something Mr Pettersson im telling you - 2012-10-23 08:29

      So are you suggesting that the depth is something else?

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-10-23 08:22

    Joemat you tart take your nose out the spears butt

  • william.siviwe - 2012-10-23 08:22


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  • long.tom.509 - 2012-10-23 08:23

    the only deep part of Zuma is the pockets that he has filled from state coffers,the rest is as shallow as a puddle in a desert!

  • TeeM - 2012-10-23 08:23

    I think she wants to take a shower with Zuma, She wants to see THE SPEAR herself...

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-10-23 08:24

    Man of depth? You are quite possibly correct Tina, the depth of his complete and utter incompetence is astounding.

  • JohnDough - 2012-10-23 08:24

    Depth? He is a deep as a chlorinated gene pool!

  • chiepner - 2012-10-23 08:24

    Seems someone has been promised a new position on the NEC or a higher one on the ministerial ladder?

  • kobus.erasmus - 2012-10-23 08:25

    Showerhead ? A man of depth ? Father of many - yes, of a nation ? Please not !

  • neville.watson.94 - 2012-10-23 08:26

    He can go very deep , he got a lot on his plate

  • vicky.john.1297 - 2012-10-23 08:29

    From one feeble intellect about another- yes he probably did father half the nation with his sexual activities - but is morally, ethically and integrity bankrupt. Morons the pair of them.

  • andy.mku.9 - 2012-10-23 08:31

    another zuma's concubine

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-23 08:33

      Wife no 22

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2012-10-23 18:08

      or mistress no 44 or shag buddy no 77 or... or...the list is endless

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-23 08:32

    Should read "Out of his depth"

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-10-23 08:32

    Is there no end to the bollacks that this apology for a government will sprout - the twat is about as deep and as useful as the puddle of dog pee on the floor. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - nothing changes.

  • Erna - 2012-10-23 08:34

    Here's someone who is working hard at keeping her job, or maybe she is in line to be wife number 5,6,7 or 8!

  • Swapie - 2012-10-23 08:37

    Eve tended the apples? Dafuq?

  • blane.blandon - 2012-10-23 08:37

    The deeper the better

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  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-23 08:40

    Is she taking the piss? Father of the nation indeed.

  • john.enstrom.5 - 2012-10-23 08:42

    "Eve was the first farmer. She tended to the apples." OMG REAALLLYY!!! I didnt feel like having stupid for breakfast.

  • David Steyn - 2012-10-23 08:43

    the participation of black people in particular Africans? Meaning what? Zimbabweans, Nigerians, Mozambiqens etc. Not whites because they are not African. The rest of the world must please take note. If you are Black and an English citizen you are not English, the same goes for Blacks that are citizens in any European country.

  • davy.botha - 2012-10-23 08:43

    Another one of the corruption syndicate doing a public relations exercise!

  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-10-23 08:43

    Jaakop Zipper goes from 3 inches to 6 inches

  • jimmy.walls.90 - 2012-10-23 08:44

    She just says that because he lets her get away with stealing from the poor.