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Not all spellbound by Zuma

2012-12-16 14:53

Bloemfontein - Not all ANC delegates were spellbound as president Jacob Zuma delivered his political report to his party's national conference in Mangaung on Sunday.

Some dozed off while others tried to find something interesting in the conference programme.

Those with smartphones and tablets switched them on and began to keep themselves busy. Most delegates fanned themselves as the temperature in the marquee rose, because the air-conditioning was not functioning.

On stage, some members of the national executive committee struggled to stay awake. Others, like head of African National Congress policy Jeff Radebe and National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu, took notes during Zuma’s long speech.

Gauteng MECs Barbara Creecy and Qedani Mahlangu were among the delegates who took to their smartphones while Zuma spoke.

Mineral water, branded "100 years", was distributed in the audience to help the delegates keep cool.

Comments
  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-12-16 15:01

    unfortunately not everybody can be like obama when giving speeches.

      edward.makhubele - 2012-12-16 15:23

      thats true,theres only one bareck Obama

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-12-16 16:55

      Hopefully only one Zuuma.

  • hasani.malungana - 2012-12-16 15:18

    We all know he is not a good arator. Lets move on on this one.

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-16 15:56

      "Orator" You Mean, I am Speechless.

      brian.exmachina - 2012-12-16 16:16

      He's good at and for nothing. Arator and orator included.

      bob.bothalezi - 2012-12-16 17:10

      In which country are you living.

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2012-12-16 19:44

      More like an irrator

  • kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-16 15:25

    Hmm playing on tablets and cell phones, it's what they do instead of weking as well

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-16 18:35

      Like the rest of us, they've heard it all before.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-12-16 15:34

    His speech writers know this and still write him speeches to rival War and Peace?

  • ancbasher - 2012-12-16 15:41

    O what a circus...

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-12-16 16:00

    OMG the much more divided anc,wise men r so tired of bein controlled by the uneducated hence Trevor wont stand fr nominations

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-12-16 16:40

    Ha Ha! Air con must have been provided by BEE company! Enjoy!

      suzette.fortuin - 2012-12-16 19:03

      Do I smell racism?

      flysouth - 2012-12-17 12:06

      No racism - as an ANC event surely, in light of the AMC's own convictions this would HAVE to be a BEE company which provided aircon. The fact that the service provided failed to operate is a fairly typical consequence of incompetence - or would you also deny that?

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-12-17 18:34

      the road to Mangaung ha ha

  • daniel.rossouw1 - 2012-12-16 17:01

    Can't even organize a proper event but think they can run a country. Hopefully they will loose some weight.

  • bob.bothalezi - 2012-12-16 17:09

    No were are not spellbound, just totally fu4## under your leadership. But please go on. There will change in 2014.Kuiba fedha watu maskini

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-12-16 17:26

    Of course this was to be expected of Zuma. Maybe the item that was interesting in the programme was the part about refreshments and meal menus

  • Erna - 2012-12-16 18:07

    It all sounds hugely uncomfortable, and people fight to be part of it!

  • julie.j.vanrensburg - 2012-12-17 15:56

    Zuma suffers from what is known as 'verbal diarrhoea' - he is obviously trying to impress his audience by spouting long, meaningless speeches and probably loves the sound of his own voice. Please will somebody tell him that he is stupid and boring? Not that it would make any difference, I don't think...

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-12-17 18:14

    If this person can inspire you then I'm afraid in normal country you'd probably be serving a jail sentence. Zuma is about as inspiring ans a hole in the ground.

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-12-17 18:27

    He's showing us how he holds a banana

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