Tripartite alliance needs unity - Zuma

2012-05-01 18:04

Botshabelo - There needs to be unity within the tripartite alliance, President Jacob Zuma said at a Workers Day rally in the Free State on Tuesday.

Addressing a modest crowd in the Botshabelo stadium, Zuma said the alliance needed unity within its individual partners which then needed to be transferred into the tripartite alliance.

Zuma said the alliance needed to lead South Africa.

"We have a huge task of the alliance. There are those against us working hard so that we do not achieve success."

Contentious issues

Zuma also urged the different leaders of the alliance to be clear on contentious issues so there were no uncertainty amongst their members.

He told the gathering that political rights and workers' rights have always walked hand-in-hand in South Africa. He said the country could not separate "May Day" celebrations from the African National Congress' freedom celebrations.

Free State ANC chairperson Ace Magashule earlier introduced the president as one of the greatest leaders of South Africa.

Magashule said Zuma was not a leader created by the media, but was born out of the struggle.

"He will still be president tomorrow, not because of the media, but due to the people of South Africa and the branches of the ANC."

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  • Anthony - 2012-05-01 18:18

    zuma you have failed all the ppl of SA you and your government....F...for fail dont you get it??????

      Squeegee - 2012-05-01 19:56

      Zuma is the greatest president we have had in the past two years...

  • grant.hide - 2012-05-01 18:19

    DA 4 the people not the 0.1%.

  • Smile - 2012-05-01 18:23

    "He will still be president tomorrow, not because of the media, but due to the people of South Africa and the branches of the ANC." This statement reflects the crux of the matter. The ANC no longer has the "peoples" support. They have failed over and over again. Soon no respectable people will be left to the ANC. VOte DA! Vote for Freedom! Vote for SA!

      Smile - 2012-05-01 18:25

      Also I congragulate the president on satisfying his sweet tooth/fat belly behind closed doors.

  • ettienne.hattingh - 2012-05-01 18:23

    Zuma, as one of the greatest leaders of SA. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha. I haven't had a good laugh like this in freaking ages. Here is another one. What is red and bad for your teeth.........................A BRICK.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-01 18:27

    "There are those against us working hard so that we do not achieve success." Aha, the conspiracy strikes again. Tripartite does more than enough all on their own with the incessant incompetence, theft and bickering. The only people stopping you from succeeding are yourselves

      Harley - 2012-05-01 18:44

      This 'Third force" must be busier than a one-legged man in butt kicking contest.

      Dave - 2012-05-01 19:26

      The Tripe Apartheid Alliance strikes again!!!

      Glyn - 2012-05-01 20:16

      May the Force be With You! Vote DA! DA Force! Give the anc a fright!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-01 18:32

    Is he feeling bit insecure

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-01 21:08

      I hope not. Every time he feels insecure he buys himself another wife

  • George Bennie - 2012-05-01 18:35

    Sorry, mate. Too late. It's like cells dividing. You're almost three entities again. We're in for interesting times. ANC vs COSATU vs ANCYL vs DA (vs SACP). Long live democracy, you corrupt men of Africa.

  • Vic - 2012-05-01 18:40

    Ace Magashule, what are you smoking ? Zuma will be remembered as the worst leader South Africa ever had.

      Mc - 2012-05-01 18:55

      The worst and the most Corrupt. Is he always an idiot, or just when Zooooma is around?

  • Wesley - 2012-05-01 18:42

    It just show, not all people are as stupid as the ANC

  • Gerhard - 2012-05-01 18:42

    This is JZ clutching at straws.

      Gerhard - 2012-05-01 18:44

      I think he slowly sees the writing on the wall.

  • sontshatsha - 2012-05-01 18:47

    This Zuma dude wants a second term, to keep promising his lovers of ''first lady'' title.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-01 18:47

    Gerhard can i add to that,clutching at wifes...

  • colin.dovey - 2012-05-01 18:50

    "one of the greatest leaders of South Africa?" by what yardstick? Education system: FAILED Unity between racial groups: FAILED Police Commissioner Appointments: FAILED Excessive number of Ministerial Appointments: FAILED Co-operation in the Tri-Partite Alliance: FAILED Control of Corruption: FAILED Handling of the Judiciary: FAILED Dealing with ineffective Ministers speedily: FAILED Relationships with other African Countries: FAILED Any more???????

      Irene - 2012-05-01 19:04

      Xavier ~ You forgot corruption, nepotism, thievery and incompetence. Don't forget on who's moral code the 'praises' are based.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-01 19:08

      30% is a pass for most things these days and JZ DID tell us a couple of weeks ago "South Africa is safe". At least now we know what the standard is for great leadership.

      valcooperRSA - 2012-05-01 19:16

      Monogamy = FAILED

      Yar - 2012-05-01 19:17

      Yes - lots more fails. Personal reputation - Failed Making Polygamy look cool - Fail Looking good while tribal dancing in a loincloth made of rat-skins - Fail Long-haul flight economy using 3 jets - Fail Keeping corrupt nephew under control - Fail Credible response to rape crisis - Fail Keeping personal expenditure at state residences under control - Fail Ensuring that Mdluli gets his day in court - Fail Stopping spokesperson from talking rubbish - Fail Personal fertility control - Fail

      Glyn - 2012-05-01 20:20

      Monogamy = African hardwood. Poligamy = short African politician.

      Vic - 2012-05-01 20:38

      No jobs for Pals : FAILED dismally

  • Mc - 2012-05-01 18:52

    Ace Magashule, you are a real puppet."Ace Magashule earlier introduced the president as one of the greatest leaders of South Africa" LMAO. Two Brainless Idiots, Keep talking, someday you'll say something intelligent.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-01 19:10

      As we have seen with the many, many ministers passing through the revolving cabinet door, this is the best they can do

      Vic - 2012-05-01 20:40

      Mc you spot on

  • Oscar Maswanganyi - 2012-05-01 18:57

    Which branch is Ace talking about. My branch will vote Machine-gun Zoo-ma-n out!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 19:48

      How shower are you about that?

      Glyn - 2012-05-01 20:22

      So will a lot of branches! Adios Zuma! Time to try the DA!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 18:58

    It's the Party unity that promotes impunity and dedication to the Gravy Train.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-01 19:04

    Our democracy is in danger cos of zuma,stop telling us about unity in the alliance u created unrest in the organization.Our beloved country doesn't have direction cos of ur primary standard.Fellow south african pls let's not be stupid by voting the organization with uneducated leaders like zuma who previously used us 4 political scores.I love anc but I promise I won't vote anc unless zuma sacked s our leader.

      DeMan Rise - 2012-05-01 20:09

      @Christopher i agree with you 100% about President Dr Rev Jacob Zuma, he needs to step down and we need someone educated to be President unlike others whom their titles fell from the sky like Dr Rev Jacob Zuma...

      Glyn - 2012-05-01 20:25

      The unity tails are wagging the unity dog! Ha! Ha! Time to go far away, Zuma.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-01 19:27

    Come on peeps its a great way to get more votes,cosatu trying to get to do the right thing to get a different sector of the population to vote for their alliance,anc,and when they win what will happen,dirty tricks and empty promises again.

  • Thamsanqa - 2012-05-01 19:35

    its a disgrace to c dat ANC after 100 of existance, they are failing to elect a good leader.... Out of 10 I give Zuma 2

      Yar - 2012-05-01 19:41

      @Thansanqa 2 - Two!!!!!! For what?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 19:50

      One for him and another for a backup.

      Yar - 2012-05-01 20:51

      @Maserati Well done - sharpest crack of the day.

      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-05-01 23:06

      Yes thamsanqa we are failing because we are not used to as in this 100 years we have voted 3 times...its a disgrace to c you not knowing the history of this country

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-01 19:56

    Tyana if u can do THAT then I will vote for ANC aswell :))

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-01 20:00

    Me too mario unfortunately that isnt going to happen.

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-05-01 20:05

    I understand why Ace thinks JZ is a gr8 and that ppl and the anc will put in leadership again. Unfortunately, he is thinking within the walls of the office JZ gave him and nt the province he supposed to be running. As voters we kno what z better for us, we realised loyalty does nt always pay.

      Glyn - 2012-05-01 20:32

      Right. Just do your own thinking and it will be plain that the anc has failed, zuma has failed and it is time to move on. Think for the future, not the past.

      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-05-01 22:50

      Speak for yourself don't use (we)when u comment as you will be alone in a voting box Zuma may have failed bt ANC has not failed today you are able to vote because of ANC previously our ancestors denied the rite to vote in their own country by the same people you want to please

      Mark - 2012-05-02 02:34

      @Malizba - There's no comparison to the past ANC and current ANC. The current ANC has failed. Just because the past ANC was great doesn't mean the current ANC should be praised, you need to understand that. All the current ANC cares about is their salary and in the process they neglect all of their duties.

      Nigel - 2012-05-02 07:41

      @ Mlizba, you think that shifting the chairs around on a sinking ship will stop the ship sinking, you think the ANC has not failed, wake up, wake up man, we have warned you guys about many things, but you refuse to hear, we warned you about crime, (you & your party laughter at us) now you cry, we warned you about the borders & uncontrolled influx of Zim Refugees, now you cry about jobs, we warned you about Idiot Mugabe, & now we have a nation on its knees, next door, we warned you about the ANC, their corruption, non-delivery, incompetence, arrogance but still you refuse to listen, there is a saying in english, you can take a horse to the water, but you can't force it to drink. If you don't want to listen, then don't, but don't come crying, when the ANC Government treats you like Arora treated its workers & the Chinese are using you like a slave paying you R 300 a month

  • Adil Smit - 2012-05-01 20:10

    We are a democracy so voters need to think and decide what they think is good for the country and their children's future: whether that is the ANC/ DA/ ACDP/ IFP depends on each voter and before each election it is each voter's responsibility and right to re-think the matter.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-01 20:57

    Mike it might happen but I dont think in our life time and by that time it might not be salvageable (broken beyond repair) of corse the people that will suffer the most will be the poor so just like aphartate all over again.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-01 21:22

    I really wish tyana thozmile reads this :))and with an open mind:))yes ANC is the liberation movement ...but if u want to take out corruption then u need co competition because if every one votes ANC then the power gets to there head and they don't try as hard as they it's healthy to have party's scared that they will lose power and only then will they fire the corrupt so I don't care who we vote for as long as we keep them worrying .at the end of the day it's the people aginst the government to get more for our children.

      Nigel - 2012-05-02 07:48

      100%, absolute power, corrupts absolutely, the biggest danger that SA faces, is that Blacks vote along racial lines, if they continue to do this, they will turn SA into a failed state within 5 t0 10 years, this I can guarantee you 10000%. A perfect example if right next door, black people must not think it won't happen here, it will

  • Nigel - 2012-05-02 07:31

    NO, it needs to break up. But Vavi is going to join the ANC, he is playing his cards carefully now, with a wait & see game, he is waiting to see what happens in Mangaung, but after Dec he will take up a comfortable position in the ANC Govt, & he can no longer claim to support the poor, which he does not, that is clear by the way Cosatu is trying to destroy jobs to further their own political power. In the WC him & Idiot Erinreich are trying their best to stop the DA from creating jobs, the poor must know what they are trying to do!!!

  • Stephen - 2012-05-02 09:23

    That's what we should expect from someone who is fed by the uncaring hand until it throws you out like Holomisa, Malema and others then you'll say an opposite of what you now saying. Need I sy more?

  • Jacques - 2012-05-02 09:56

    Let's pretend the opposition is the ANC and respond to this as them: Anything that ends with '-partite' is inherently racist, whether it is Apartheid, Tripartite or whatever. Hence these cadres calling for unity within this evil organisation filled with snakes are only showing their plans to upset the ancestors and anyone supporting it is going straight to hell. *Thunderous applause from the rent-a-crowd in the run-down football stadium (soon there will be a few of those to have these speeches in).

  • mbuyisenim2 - 2012-05-05 07:02

    Yes, he is a president, and will be president tomorrow

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