Vote first, then we'll sort out the problems - Zuma

2011-04-30 14:36

Cape Town - The only way to solve the problems of housing and poverty in Cape Town is to vote for the ANC, party president Jacob Zuma told people in Gugulethu on Saturday.

Zuma visited the Kick hostel where hundreds of people lined the narrow and muddy streets to hear what he had to say during his campaign ahead of the May 18 local government election.

One little girl carried a poster saying "we want solutions, no more explanations".

Zuma said while he was aware of the problems, the ANC could not do anything because the city was under the wrong leadership.

"The only way to sort out the problems is to vote for the ANC."

He said the policy of the ANC was to change the lives of the people, but that could not be done in Cape Town unless the ANC was in power.

Zuma said the Cape Town municipality, under the DA, did not care for poor people.

Loud cheers and applause drowned out Zuma as he tried to further address the people.

"All of us must go and vote for the ANC. Lets vote and after that sort out all the problems," Zuma said.

He was accompanied by ANC's Cape Town mayoral candidate, Tony Ehrenreich.

They sang umshini wam' and then left in a black Mercedes Benz followed by police in vans and Caspers.

  • Whistleblower - 2011-05-02 06:47

    “The only way to sort out the problems is to vote ANC” Mr. President, do you have any guts or balls to go and say this in Zandspruit? Do you have any guts or balls to tell the Tatane family this? How exactly does umshini wam’ build any houses?

  • - 2011-05-02 08:23

    ANC could not solve the probelm of candidate lists which communities rejected. Now if they could not solve this, how can they solve the problems of housing and poverty. ANC gives the impression that the problems of housing and poverty is only in the Western Cape. ANC look at the other provinces which you rule, there is either no service delivery or the municipalities are just non-functional.

  • Chilly - 2011-05-02 20:51

    Asking the voters to vote first before the problems will be sorted.... is not the same as asking the turkeys to vote for Christmas?????

      Not_Fooled - 2011-05-11 08:37

      You hit the nail on the head!!!!!!

  • Silvanolazio - 2011-05-04 10:13

    This is JZ's biggest howler yet, even more so than his "shower statement"! Imagine... whether you like the candidate or not, vote now, we sort out the problem later (yeah right)....Where is the democracy in that statement Mr President! Very disappointing to say the least, how gullible do you think the voters are?? Obviously in your case, VERY!

      Ashley - 2011-05-04 13:42

      @Silvanolazio I am with you....This guy is thick as pig s***. I just have to laugh. And you are right the people will vote for them, and they will just be in more shit. I also hear some idiot from ANC just now, say that the DA has F***** up the Western Cape, as they have no plans on paper. You can have as many plans buddy but you need to see them through....Arghhhh

  • Not_Fooled - 2011-05-11 08:22

    Unbelievable>>>>>> Now thats a public disgrace-but hold on, thats how the ANC work----SHOOT FIRST ASK QUESTIONS LATER

  • Chimera - 2011-05-11 08:28

    What about the Eastern Cape, that is run by the ANC and there is no service delivary. The poor are worse off here than they are in the Werstern Cape.

  • n s - 2011-05-11 08:55

    The only way to get rid of Zuma is to vote for the ANC, then these townships won't ever see them again. I'd like him to tell the same story to the rest of the country's townships.

  • Stephen - 2011-05-11 08:56

    THIS IS PROMISED EVERY ELECTION, 'VOTE FIRST AND THEN WE WILL FIX THE PROBLEMS '..... They had their time in office to fix the problems.... CORRUPTION...BAD SERVICE DELIVERY....FRAUD.... come on people....dont vote them in again....they just gonna do the same again..... 94 to now....WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO GIVE TO THE POOR....LOOK AT THE HOUSES AND VEHICLES THEY HAVE....YOUR TAX MONEY HAS BEEN STOLEN...BILLIONS OF RANDS....HOW MANY HOUSES COULD THEY HAVE BUILT WITH THAT STOLEN MONEY.....AT LEAST DOUBLE OF WHAT THEY HAVE BUILT....!!! Vote for the ANC AND SUFFER.... only you can make the difference and have the right of choice to live a better life...!!

  • HCrouse - 2011-05-11 09:23

    I literally shrieked with laughter. Like a little girl. "They sang umshini wam' and then left in a black Mercedes Benz followed by police in vans and Caspers" And these fools lapped it all up. MAN! I wonder what it feels like to have the power to make things happen, make people believe you'll make those things happen, and then just don't. That takes a really special kind of person.

  • - 2011-05-11 11:38

    Is it just me or is the president saying that because the local government is run by the DA, the national government won’t do anything for the residents of the Western Cape until they vote the ANC back in office. Maybe it’s just me but this seems like a break down in the system, surely parties should be able to work together no matter what their political affiliations are to help the citizens of every province and ward within those provinces. @ HCrouse the bottom line is sure to someone in a privileged position this may seem laughable. However examine it from the point of view of the people in question. These people suffered greatly at the hands of the Apartheid rule, whether we like it or not they are just not ready to vote a “white” party into power. The problem with the DA is that, that is in fact how they have set themselves and they are unwilling or just blind to see that their strategy needs to evolve. What we need is a viable opposition to the ANC (COPE doesn’t count), an opposition that will be able to negate any and all antiquated struggle ties. It’s sad but SA is just not ready for a white president. I have no doubt that we’ll get there though. If you interested in commenting further and sharing your opinion on stories like this visit our website:

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