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Motlanthe hails Zuma as a good example

2012-12-06 20:04

Mahikeng - A possible ANC leadership battle was forgotten on Thursday as Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe praised President Jacob Zuma as a good example of a leader.

"President Jacob Zuma's life is exemplary of how positive thinking thrives against all odds," he said in Potchefstroom.

Speaking at a lecture in honour of Zuma, as part of the ANC’s centenary celebration, Motlanthe spoke about how Zuma rose from a poor background into a respected leader.

Motlanthe is so far the only possible challenger to Zuma's leadership of the ANC at the party's elective conference in Mangaung later this month.

He had been nominated by three provinces, but still had to indicate whether he would stand for the position.

In his lecture on Thursday, Motlanthe said Zuma was a self-taught man. He had little education and learnt from ANC stalwarts during his 10-year sentence on Robben Island.

After his release in 1973, Zuma was involved in building underground leadership, said Motlanthe.

"He was responsible for recruiting young people for military training, arranging their safe passage to Mozambique and back into the country."

Zuma was instrumental in the negotiations that gave birth to democracy and help end political violence in his home province, KwaZulu-Natal.

"These [negotiating] skills also served well when former president Nelson Mandela requested his assistance in Burundi peace mediation, which ended in a landmark peace agreement in 2002."

Motlanthe praised Zuma for his sterling job as president of South Africa by winning the fight against Aids and TB and introducing new ways of governance.

"His mantra is that government should do things differently."

Earlier, Zuma's daughter Thuthukile praised her father as a humble yet intelligent person.

"His only motivation is to serve his people... He is the glue that holds our family together," she said.

After Motlanthe's address delegates, led by provincial ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo, sang songs expressing support for Zuma's second term as ANC president.

Comments
  • IcemanGP - 2012-12-06 20:08

    Common thief.

      Tarrimaster - 2012-12-06 20:12

      He miss-spoke and actually meant "dealer" instead of "leader".

      surfing.sam.9 - 2012-12-06 20:16

      Are one allowed to use drugs in parliament

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-06 20:17

      Whahaha. Save a country with views like THAT!!!!

      Tim - 2012-12-06 20:17

      I think Kgalema is freaked out about losing his position as vice president soon to Cyril. Talk about someone kissing ass now :)

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-06 20:21

      Welcome to the club is true colours are coming out"an example of imcompetence"

      godfrey.welman - 2012-12-06 20:29

      I love the "do things differently" part, like look after No.1, my-way or the high-way...

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-12-06 20:35

      Doubt if he'd pass a lie detector test. Must've been hard for him to find something good to say in the first place,siestog. Kinda like scraping the bottom of the barrel.

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-06 20:46

      now I've heard it all, seems like there is not one in the inner circle who is prepared to express the reality, Zuma is a thieving incompetent ass and should go directly to jail..............everyday we move closer to a Zimbabwe where everyone either kisses Bob's ass or lose their share of looting the state.............

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-12-06 20:51

      Which craft is real, this seals all the doubts.

      elgh.elgh - 2012-12-06 21:05

      You support a corrupt idiot. That means you corrupt as well. This excuse for a man can not be called a leader.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-06 21:29

      @IcemanGP - Sadly thieving is so common nowadays that what used to be a derogatory epithet, is now praise

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2012-12-06 22:19

      Mr. Zuma, despite his lack of education, and some corrupt tendencies, is not the best choice our country has for president. But he certainly is not the worst choice either. He is not a dangerous old school tyrant fueled by hate and insecurity like Mugabe or his clones in SA, like Malema. He is not blinded by arrogance, like Mr. Thabo Mbeki. Despite his shortcomings, Mr. Zuma is a kind man and a bridge builder. Because the ANC is grossly mismanaging our limited national revenue, and not making the security of all citizens much more of a priority, I feel that the DA would at this point be a better choice for good governance. At least until the ANC renews itself properly. But as far as ANC leadership goes, Mr. Zuma has his good points, and this Afrikaner is not blind to that.

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-12-06 22:24

      What a load of hogwash. Zuma is not a leaders backside. He has not shown one iota of leadership in his tenure as President. The man is a Joke

      Rudolf - 2012-12-06 22:50

      rocco, too much Brannas will make you speak shart AND make you feel "intelligent"... Take it from one who does Not think brannas gives intellect: not blind and head-up-posterior in your casevis about the same.

      roi.boss1 - 2012-12-06 23:05

      You guys have got to love Zuma and I am sure you can't wait for the next morning to read about what has happened. Even Pik Botha didn't give you this high. It's like everyone has something to say but sad enough that makes no difference what you think. If you can't beat them join them

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2012-12-07 04:14

      Hi McGuire, if RSA ends up with a Mugabe clone as president, and I am giving it a fair chance judging by the demographics and sentiments of our voter pool, you may well reflect on the reign of Zuma with a different mindset. If you are waiting for a South African version of Margaret Thatcher or Ronald Reagan to come and rescue the taxpayers, you may be waiting a long time. You are waiting for perfection, like someone waiting for Godot. The real wise men here already have their contingency plans - do you? And Rudolf old chap, I happen not to indulge in "brannas". Just the fact that you so superficially judge a book by its fake cover, makes you more of a "brannas" man yourself.

      richard.payn.12 - 2012-12-07 07:21

      Clearly suffering from lack of oxygen due to his head so far up Zuma's rear end!

      handy.andy.773 - 2012-12-07 08:23

      How much glue do you need to hold that family together and am I paying for it?

      ganon.nhubunga - 2012-12-07 08:46

      Did you see how we fools had voted the 'common thief'? Your forefathers stole from black people & we continue to reconcile, if u're a black person, your b@@s stole from our people & u're not saying anything about it & even today they are still stealing from our natural resources, the e-tolls, roads construction & others but u, still with your racist attitude continue to insult us. I personal hate racists & will not back down. By the way as much as there are good whites we also have blacks who believe that a white person is the only best thing that happenned to them! We as fools endorse progressive people to lead us, we endorse the people who have the best interst of the historical disadvantaged. So Mr. IcemanGP that is my feeling as your friends keep on calling us fools for voting ANC, with your racist attitude, we shall strive to make sure that the ANC is power. As you use this blog to insult our President who had been elected democractically by the majority, I would like to take this opportunities & tell you all who had commented by insulting us, blacks & the ruling Government, please go to hell & enjoy yourselves there. Of course I'm looking forward to go to Paradise & there is nothing you can do about it because it is not in your pathetic racist hands. Have a good day my fellow Human Beings, racists or not racists, you are still human beings, created by the Almighty God & he loves you!Amen!!

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-12-07 10:11

      @ganon. There is none so blind as one that will not see ! I am not defending the past regimes, and I am not saying that Zuma is useless because he is black. What I am saying is that Zuma is not a leaders backside. Show me one piece of evidence that he has proved himself as a leader. He has corrupton charges which he is avoiding. He can't do anything about corruption because he knows he will go down with the rest. He has sqandered taxpayers money on his home and his family.The amount makes one's eyes water when you consider the plight of the poor. He is an adulterer and lacks even the judgement to have protected sex with a known AIDS sufferer. He has created a massive amount of political upheavel in his own party in order to retain power. Why, because power means riches and also keeps him out of court. His decision making in appointments is disgraceful. Every dicey character gets a job in order to protect himself. This is good for the country?????? When people start working in government for the country, not themselves ..... and people start voting for improvement, not on racial lines.... we will get somewhere. Kingdoms are ruled by Kings, empires by Emporers. It is just a pity we live in a plain old country !

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-12-07 11:23

      I dont think this criticism of Motlanthe here is warranted. I would have said it lack of knowledge of politics but this doesnt happen only in politics. It was a tribute to Anc presidents and since the start of this we have never heard even a single presidents being criticized. In any organisation you dont see people going around telling people how the see things differently from so and so/leaders. So, I am not sure why people expected Motlanthe to criticize Zuma, its either we are naive or we just choose to to ignore facts. The fact is, nobody would have criticized their presidents. As much as I dont think Zuma is a good leader, I didnt expect Motlanthe to bash Zuma on his tribute, it just doesnt work like that.

  • jacob.zooma.9 - 2012-12-06 20:10

    Someone's looking to keep their job come two weeks from now, me thinks.

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-06 20:15

      Winning the fight against Aids and TB?

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-06 21:39

      Me thinks you are right, Mthlante has seen the writing on the wall so let the butt kissing begin! Just goes to show that he is just as useless and spineless as zipper

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:50

      @kortbroek. He's worse than zuma and that takes some doing. Can u imagine the stealing and non-service delivery with this weakling in charge. Suckin up to an idiot

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 23:02

      Hey guys, hahahaha....naturally...

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-12-07 11:11

      Come on guys. This was a lecture in honour of one of the ANC leaders. What did you expect from Motlanthe? To criticise Zuma? And its not like Zuma didn't contribute in the liberation struggle. Please give both Motlanthe and Zuma some credit without being obsessed about Mangaung.

  • maredi.mello.75 - 2012-12-06 20:10

    Who respects common thief like Zuma?

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-06 20:20

      Another one?

      jacob.zooma.9 - 2012-12-06 20:42

      I do

      musa.khumalo.37454 - 2012-12-06 20:49

      I also do!!!

      geronimo.feather - 2012-12-06 21:03

      @jacob.zooma.9 and @musa.khumalo.37454 Please tell what is is you "respect" about him? Please be specific. I am interested to know, as I possess not one iota of respect for the man and believe he is a scourge on the nation.

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-06 21:24

      Geronimo, you don't honestly think you will get any sensible response, do you?

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-06 21:26

      Musa and buddies, supporting a criminal is a criminal in itself.

      jacob.zooma.9 - 2012-12-06 22:33

      @geronimo, haters gonna hate. Tell me what have you done with your life? I don't see you president of anything... All I see is a moaner and how you can do things so much better if you were in charge blah blah blah

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-12-06 22:33

      A 'born leader' for education can not make you a leader. This comment with 'the African way' nogals is what they fully believe on 24 - two days ago. The civilized world, apart from a few hick-ups of recent financial miss happenings, is mainly driven by innovations, inventions or explorations of scientific and electronic nature with green vitality on a combined mission to evolve beyond this basic 'struggle' for survival. 'I did it my (African)way' will remain in a dark age limbo until sensible reasoning is accepted as normal i.e. without ego or racial interference.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 23:00

      @Nico...well said..

      geronimo.feather - 2012-12-06 23:01

      @jacob.zooma.9 Your reply, I'm afraid, is very much what I expected. Completely lacking in substance, with insults and deflection (symbolic of the typical pro Zuma cANCer response). Why did I bother? As you were sunshine.

  • avremel.niselow - 2012-12-06 20:10

    Amazing how "positive thinking" can get get you a 250 million rand house.

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-06 20:22

      He should become a motivational teacher - positive thinking, positive thinking, what you want you can get.......as long as we have taxpayers in the country....positive thinking......

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-06 20:27

      Imagine what amazing things can happen if the circa 25 million voters adopt positive thinking

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:53

      @Lacrimosewolf...yip sir, it would be a positive country.....

  • asdhasgd - 2012-12-06 20:10

    "President Jacob Zuma's life is exemplary of how positive thinking thrives against all odds," he said in Potchefstroom. Was nice knowing you Motlanthe. Youve just lost my vote.

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-12-07 04:51

      Telling me...! This guy blows hot and cold

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-12-07 11:21

      And what did you expect Motlanthe to say during a lecture where ANC is celebrating its leaders? Did Motlanthe speak the truth or not?

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-12-07 11:31

      Mothlanthe has been showing his true colors for some time already. this doesnt surprise me. he's lost a lot of my respect before even now. I will say tho that he's seemingly not corrupt like JZ and doesnt seem to have his fingers in the till, and that he is better educated than JZ. but Motlanthe is much softer these days on Malema than JZ and wants to welcome Malema back into the ANC. Motlanthe also praises today someone like JZ. loses points there too in my book. and Motlanthe has said some concerning things like he hates capitalism. can be read in his book

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-12-07 11:37

      @Thabang, I dont think whag he said was the whole truth, but like you said, really now, what did we expect Motlanthe to say during a tribute to Anc's presidents? I would have done the same if I were in his position.

  • anton.briel.5 - 2012-12-06 20:16

    I am dumb strucked.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-06 21:30

      Unfortunately, the entire Cabinet beat you to it. They are all struck by dumb

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:37

      amazing

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-12-07 11:34

      really Anton ?? well then you got your head buried in the sand. they all belong to the same stuffed up organisation so nothing surprises me

  • thato.seloane - 2012-12-06 20:16

    And that is how JZ has won the mangaung race

      sean.noble1 - 2012-12-06 21:57

      He knows the corrupt zuma supporters have mangaung cheated now he has to suck up to maintain his position.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-06 23:10

      That was no race. That was a full-on Lance Armstrong - rigged from the beginning

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-06 20:19

    What he is doing is actually insulting zuma by saying this because zuma has nothing going for him but remained thinking positive and got the position , it was not through good leadership skills but merely his positve thoughts , they say the less you know the more you think you know and the more you know the more you realise how little you do know

  • dragonfire47 - 2012-12-06 20:22

    Dam that gravy must snort good

  • BulletProof. - 2012-12-06 20:22

    Kgalema What are you smoking?

      Billy - 2012-12-06 20:28

      zoomers exhaust

      jack.trend.3 - 2012-12-06 20:41

      I want whatever he is using. Because it must be good stuff.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-06 21:27

      It must be good new DA air in Potch that made him go ape.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:47

      @Sarel...haha

  • drcpot - 2012-12-06 20:23

    Jip - JZ = ignorance is bliss = always positive. Except for being positive while country is going down a drain, give an example where he was a good leader.

      drcpot - 2012-12-06 20:31

      As the president of RSA not as leader of a gang(ANC). Aaron is the HIV TB man - zuma believe in sleeping around and showering for HIV!!

  • chris.holloway.5 - 2012-12-06 20:23

    This would be more credible if it was an April fool joke. At least it's a little funny...

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-06 20:23

    Got to feel sorry for Motlanthe et al because this is an admission that this IS the best they can do.

  • godesha - 2012-12-06 20:23

    I am confused. This man speaks with two tongues. Did he not rip JZ to shreds a while ago? Mmmmm....maybe he was paid to say these sweet words.

      Barrlon Barsbyphungo - 2012-12-06 20:34

      i think de man is paid 4 what he was saying ma men

  • tswaledi.hlakudi - 2012-12-06 20:24

    maybe Phaahla (Kgalema (Dinkwanyane) Motlanthe) wants ANC delegates to include him in the top 6 nominees, it is too late for that, he must just retire from "polotics" (Malema's tone) because after Zuma, Dr Zweli Mkhize will be the president of the ANC someone once said JZ want to "Zulufy" the ANC (it was not me, but Jujuboy Malema said it"

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-12-06 20:24

    zuma was involved in building underground leadership whats that suppose to mean to all of us

      douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-06 20:39

      The bunker at nkadia is underground

      ernest.lwandle - 2012-12-06 20:57

      even their kind of leadership is still operating underground no transparency at all you must expect anything anytime

  • mista.brown1 - 2012-12-06 20:24

    And there it goes...if you cant beat me,kiss my ass or else ill kick you out.

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-12-06 20:33

      I'm a good Lapdog, Mr. President; I really am (wags tail).

  • mpho.rakale - 2012-12-06 20:25

    Am starting to agree with Mr Lekota, Motlante is somehow threatened by Zuma. Maybe they warned him... It hurts so much that we do not have any potential leaders to claim South Africa back to south africans... all we get is pretenders... While we suffer more than the apartheid arrear, black against black and blacks. Our brothers and sisters being victims of freedom of drugs abuse, teenage pregnancy, rights which leads us away from our cultures and belongings. My God, why did we loose Chris Hani, Steve Biko, OR Tambo and all great leaders whose interest were on the people and not expensive gifts and houses....

      rugbyworld.worldrugby - 2012-12-06 21:02

      There is life after the ANC.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 21:53

      Let me tell you why they died Mpho. When Mangaung start, go look with what vehicles these gangsters arrive with. They died to serve the greed of these common crooks. Sad but true. Time to give democracy a chance now.

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-06 20:25

    So is Mothlante practising his hand at standup in case he doesnt get the presidency ? not bad very funny one liner here

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-12-06 20:29

    Um yeah.... Scratches head , wasn't he cursing Zuma a little while back?

  • Billy - 2012-12-06 20:29

    finkel en koljander

      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-12-06 21:01

      Die een is so onnosel soos die ander

  • mpho.rakale - 2012-12-06 20:29

    all they did was give us the system that will make us fight each other and have a lot of unnecessary parties. We are supposed to be more united even better than during the apartheid, Come on guys...Its time we claim whats ours... Phansi with blacks under rating phansi...We deserve more executive positions, more front seat, nore respect. We are home at the end of the day, Black against black is the first thing we need to change...

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-06 20:46

      Mpho, no, it is not black against black that needs to change, it is South African against South African that needs to be addressed. This government has succeeded in only one single thing -DIVISION OF HER OWN PEOPLE

      lorna.m.eaton - 2012-12-06 21:05

      No mpho, black against black is not the first thing we need to change! The first thing we need to change is the party that controls government ... THEN the thing we need to change is black against EVERYONE. Unity between the races is the only way we can make the people of our country happy and prosperous. It CAN be done, with the right leadership. (And that leadership is very clearly not to be found in the ANC). You can't DEMAND executive positions, respect and front seats... those are things that are earned and worked for. No one deprived you of them. There is nothing to stop you from starting your own enterprise and striving for a good life, after all, that's what 99% of the business owners in SA have done. You can't just walk up to them and tell them you deserve to be the boss just because you are at home. So is he.

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:17

      anyone who supports the ANC cares little for the country. ANC 1st tribe next and SA last

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 22:00

      mpho, you have all the front seats already. But if you want my business' front seat, sorry it's taken. If gov don't give you a cadre deployment, go start your own business, go employ some people, create and add value somewhere, then your front seat is there. But in the meantime, go sort your racist undertones and attitude. People like ypu are what is keeping this country from becoming what it can be.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:24

      @Hein....hava a Bells...

  • sibusiso.b.mbatha - 2012-12-06 20:32

    Guys stop pushing Mr Motlante to challenge Zuma the guy know's what he's doing he knows he's turn will come but not now, if you keep pushing him you are risking his political cerea!

      lorna.m.eaton - 2012-12-06 20:52

      sibusiso, Motlante makes grave mistakes by praising someone who has shown terrible leadership - he is risking his own political career by doing that.

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:07

      to weak

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:17

      HAR HAR HAR EFFITY HAR.....

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-06 20:35

    "... and introducing new ways of governance." This is not a definition of governance with which I'm familiar. Please elaborate, Mr Motlanthe.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 22:04

      Let me explaon Tersia, "stealing the taxpayer blind and keeping their empty stomacks filled with even more empty promisses", and for those who are slow, here's a translation, "I will let this thievery escalate". Eish!!!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:14

      A t-shirt and KFC at 'lectian time and all's fotgotten by the voting fodder and the next cycle begins.....

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-06 23:04

      I got it, Hein. Do you get sarcasm?

  • Danie Gerber - 2012-12-06 20:37

    And I thought Motlantle was clever. Apparently I was wrong. It looks like there is not one clever person in the ANC.

      karl.vanrooyen - 2012-12-06 20:48

      My dog is very clever . Very few people are intelligent

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:05

      clever skelms

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:05

      clever skelms

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 22:05

      True colors showing

  • FinalJustice - 2012-12-06 20:37

    Spineless jellyfish, all of them. Rotten to the core, they are costing this country dearly, not only in financial terms, but in far more than that.

  • brett.macdonald1 - 2012-12-06 20:39

    I always knew Motlanthe was spineless!

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-12-06 20:39

    Viva comrade Mothlante, together we stand but divided we fall. Going forward let's work on good governance and I'm sure together we can make it work.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 22:08

      Mbuyi, like the last 20 years? These guys can't even run a bath. They have proven over and over again how incompetant they are, but you still hang onto them.? Wonder why? Maybe you are also on this gravytrain to Zim?

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-12-06 20:40

    Viva comrade Mothlante, together we stand, divided we fall. Going forward let's work on good governance and I'm sure together we can make it work.

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 21:02

      amazing

      karl.vanrooyen - 2012-12-06 21:10

      Have u perhaps just woken up from a babalaas ?

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 21:58

      REALLY ???? have another mpala-pala....

  • Benjamin - 2012-12-06 20:40

    He is a good example of a terrible leader. What an embarrassment to have these people representing us to the rest of the world.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 22:08

      He is a good reason for birth control....

  • lorna.m.eaton - 2012-12-06 20:44

    So Motlanthe thinks Zuma exemplifies the qualities needed in a South African premier does he? Well that shows HIS judgement and the standard that he would aim to live up to should he ever succeed as president. So there's another ANC "leader" this country could well do without.

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-12-07 05:02

      Exactly any good i thought he might of had is properly gone now

  • scarette1 - 2012-12-06 20:45

    Hitler was a good leader too. All his ministers took whatever they wanted and got rich. They all hailed him as the greatest leader. 'Divide and rule' is what he said. They also didn't give s*** about others. As long as the simple pplbelieve in you, you can can sent them to a war you'll never win. Btw Hitler also said God was with the Nazi party, just as Zuma did. Wher did H end?"???

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-12-06 20:53

    hey KG are u being u being sarcastic or do u just have no backbone. No wit or just spineless

  • dennis.crossman.9 - 2012-12-06 20:55

    Perhaps South Africa has forgotten where we have come from, and are too busy feathering their own nests to ensure we all get a piece of the pie. If we want to talk about a real leader then cast your mind back to 1995 when a charismatic president set the dream rolling by making use of the World Cup to unite the people of South Africa and begin the long road to reconciliation. President Mandela was handed the unanimous task of joining people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs. A great record of this is the movie which tells this story, called INVICTUS. Sadly not as well known a movie as it could have been, but perhaps one that the present leadership of the ANC, COSATU, SACP alliance should watch and see who a real leader is. Put your pride in your pockets government and realize that you are elected to serve and not to dictate and load your bank accounts. The money you are wasting actually belongs to us South African citizens, from what ever background we come from. And as for the rest of the prro South African sods moping in the corner rekindling the hatred of pre 1994 elections, maybe you should also watch the movie and realize there was a dream by a very humble man who spent 27 years confined by the very people he sought to reconcile with when he was released. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. WAKE UP SA.

  • Marco van Rensburg - 2012-12-06 20:55

    My dog is smarter than all of the ANC combined! He even barks is own messages, people don't have to write it for him!

      msizi.luthuli.14 - 2012-12-06 21:35

      Marco, you report to your dog, and your dog reports to Zumas dog, and Zumas dog to Zuma himself, how nice

      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-12-07 04:48

      Really?your dog eat dog food while Zuma chow your tax

      gary.scott.9828456 - 2012-12-07 12:22

      Hi Marco, On Sky News last night. They are successfully teaching dogs to drive cars in New Zealand.

  • jomar.delange - 2012-12-06 21:00

    *sigh*

  • furlong.lubisi.7 - 2012-12-06 21:00

    That is typical of a good pimpi

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-12-06 21:02

    Just when I thought Mothlanthe was shaping up as a decent candidate for the presidency, he utters these words. Is he too just saying things in case Zuma gets back in as the leader. He surely doesn't want to be "re-deployed" if he loses!

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-06 21:02

    Leader of t blind an stupid yes I hope thy didn't pay u to say this k******

  • klip.indiebos - 2012-12-06 21:05

    A good example of a standard 4 kid without any innocence, yes that would be right. What a clown.

  • schalkdawid.brandt - 2012-12-06 21:07

    This is now the African mindset - hypocrisy and dishonesty; no connection between talk and walk.

  • grant.chancellormaddison - 2012-12-06 21:08

    Well then I would hate to know what a bad example would be!!

  • daniel.machet - 2012-12-06 21:10

    They left out the bit where he said "Once upon a time... in a land far far away..." and how he ended with "and they all lived happily ever after"

  • rory.n.price - 2012-12-06 21:13

    Hell with soooo many wives and lovers, he has no time for anything else

  • daniel.machet - 2012-12-06 21:13

    Like they say... to become a mog-captain... you don't take a step forward... everyone else just takes a step back.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-06 21:15

    they are both equally useless

  • jomar.delange - 2012-12-06 21:16

    I had such high hopes for Mr. Mothlanthe. Perhaps out of blind optimism, I don't know. Maybe it's that distinguished beard that fooled me.

  • dlayani.tivani - 2012-12-06 21:17

    Everyone is afraid of J.Zuma except Lempopo Province . So who is Motlanthe to stand ? I think he want to save his Post . We r wasting our time by Nominating Him .

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-06 21:36

      You are wasting your time by nominating any of these morons....when the Good Lord was handing out brains you thought he said trains and your'e still waiting.....

  • alicia.myburgh.69 - 2012-12-06 21:17

    The bromantic tale of Billy the goat, two brains and the curse of second thoughts. Funny enough the glue that holds the family together is also widely used in sticky fly tape too...

  • toofaan.monsoon - 2012-12-06 21:19

    Good. Now I really hope that people would stop praising our DP. JZ may be bad, but the Deputy is worse. Rather have someone with limited inteligence at the gravy trough than someone smart. If KM were in charge there is no way we'd ever even know about the next Nkandla. Stop worrying about the 2012 election. At least with JZ at the helm, you know it will weaken his party. If it doesn't, just abandon all hope I guess. Lets concentrate on closing the gap in 2014.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-06 22:18

      Toofaan, rather get KM to close the gap in his face. Every time he opens it we see and hear why he should not be president and the anc removed to the history books Second thaughts, keep it going, he is doing SA a favor.