Zuma: 2012 eventful, successful, challenging

2012-12-31 10:48

Johannesburg - The National Development Plan, rhinos, service delivery, soccer, Brics, Marikana and Mandela are on President Jacob Zuma's mind as 2012 draws to a close on Monday.

In his New Year's message the president said the NDP would guide the country to prosperity.

By 2030 the NDP would create a society where people had adequate access to water, electricity, health care, education, safety, and jobs.

The year had been "eventful, successful and also very challenging".

He noted that in the short term, South Africa had to become a country where problems could be anticipated and resolved peacefully without an outbreak of violence, as had happened in Marikana. Police shot dead 34 striking miners on August 16 during a clash at the Lonmin platinum mine.

South Africans needed a society free from abuse and violence, as well as one where animals, especially rhinos, were safe from poachers.

Zuma expressed gratitude to everyone who had prayed for and supported former president Nelson Mandela while he was in hospital.

"We should continue to keep the Mandela family in our thoughts and prayers until Tata has fully recovered."

He said South Africa's hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations would make January an exciting month.

In March the country would host the Brics group of nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in Durban.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-31 10:57

    I like the president's positive attitute. It is a good start for 2013!

      lownabester - 2012-12-31 11:01

      I dont believe a thing he says, He messed up 2012, I am not excpeting any better from him.

      ancbasher - 2012-12-31 11:11

      Oom Jacob, a plan is just that - scribblings on a piece of paper. No plan will ever "guide" a country to prosperity. You need LEADERSHIP to make it happen. And that, Oom Jacob, is where the problem comes in. No Leadership - No Prosperity

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-31 11:13

      He says: "By 2030 the NDP would create a society where people had adequate access to water, electricity, health care, education, safety, and jobs." What it means is that we have all got to wait for ANOTHER 18 years of ANC ineptitude and who are the NDP anyway? I suggest that in his case it stands for "NO DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE."

      mathata.fela.7 - 2012-12-31 11:15

      Yes Gert, for him personally it was....for the rest of us he was just a common thief.

      debduplessis - 2012-12-31 11:42

      Personally it was very successful for Mr Corruption .... he stole millions from us all!

      keithpatkell - 2012-12-31 12:27

      AMA-ZING! The zoomer man has eventually babbled forth something I AGREE with! Hell yes he is so right when he states that by 2030 (I don’t think he'll be blighting us anymore by then) the NDP, quote: " would create a society where people had adequate access to water, electricity, health care, education, safety, and jobs." YES! YES! By then, probably much sooner actually, the NDP or New DEMOCRATIC Party, or DA as we know it WILL DEFINITELY have rescued South Africa from the abhorrent greedy clutches of the cANCer party and will have created a better life for all! You see…the scales are beginning to fall from even one such as the showerman’s blinded eyes…the writing is on the wall…Viva New Democratic Party Viva!

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-31 12:42

      It takes more than just a positive attitude to run a country Gert. If you are trying to pilot a plane, and you have no clue what you are doing it's gonna crash, no matter how positive your attitude. You have somebody with a positive attitude on the one hand and then also a thief on the other hand. Sorry dude it just aren't going to work. Somebody talking about education and growing the economy on the one hand, and then decolonising of minds on the other and and critising clever blacks for being clever. Nope sorry 2013 is going to be a disaster again. Mark my words

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-31 13:00

      Very Successful year building Nklanda, save the Rhinos and killing the dogs.Very much success in dividing and polaryzing the country.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-31 13:02

      Gert, from religious troll to political troll... An atheist who supports Zipper and the Zombies, makes sense...

      erich.goosen - 2012-12-31 13:25

      Gert, I will find out if there is still a vacancy in Weskoppies. May be, you wrote this crap just to annoy the readers.

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-12-31 15:30

      Written on the back of a cigarette box. Crumpled and thrown in the trash on his way out.

      jesibelle.krueger - 2012-12-31 20:59

      Whaaaaaaat..??? Did you actually listen to what he had to say - this primitive goon had to start his speech with his obligatory WHITE HATE rhetoric. As people rose against PW's National Party, it is time to rise against this primitive oppressor - NOW, NOT LATER..!!!

      ronald.stilianou - 2012-12-31 22:31

      I'm glad Gert is not in the running or president , if that is what he took from that clown's speech.

  • peter.fraser.92754 - 2012-12-31 11:01

    Thanks Mr Prez, glad to hear you think 2012 was a successful year.

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-01 15:31

      Yea I mean apart from the Marikan Massacre, the nationwide strikes, the textbook saga, the corruption and mis-management scandles, the spy tapes gone was a good year. for them.

  • WILDSBOK - 2012-12-31 11:02

    O my word. Do I hear a fart???? Sorry its zuma.

      godesha - 2012-12-31 11:31

      LOL!!! Tears of laughter are streaming down my face. Thanks for a good laugh, you summed it up pretty well.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-12-31 11:06

    Successful in filling your own pocket Jacob? Eventful dodging your own bullets? And more hot air.... for once Jacob - how about DO what you say all the time... and congratulations onto the promised job creation; it really takes a spin doctor to celebrate thousand of job losses and call it "job creation".

  • BrandonFaber - 2012-12-31 11:09

    You, sir, have the mental ability of a doorstop. Feeble minded and weak of character. 2013 is gonna be a tough year for you ... Everyone is tired of your stupidity and thoroughly corrupt administration. Jackass.

      michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-31 12:06

      Well in a doorstops defence it does the job its meant for unlike our , well we all know where that is headed so i will leave it there

  • johannes.m.villiers - 2012-12-31 11:10

    Sounds familiar. Pity nothing happened from the speeches he delivered in 2009, 2010 and 2011. I agree 100% with fannie.mashilo1's comment. Same sh*t, different smell.

      john.a.swart - 2012-12-31 11:33

      Give the man a break .... he needed another f#rt to restore the vacuum between his ears!!!

  • susan.pretorius.31 - 2012-12-31 11:10

    The only thing on his mind is "steel en teel"

  • duggancraig - 2012-12-31 11:10

    By 2030? Thanks ... let's just make it someone else's problem then ... SMH

  • ancbasher - 2012-12-31 11:11

    Oom Jacob, a plan is just that - scribblings on a piece of paper. No plan will ever "guide" a country to prosperity. You need LEADERSHIP to make it happen. And that, Oom Jacob, is where the problem comes in. No Leadership - No Prosperity

  • christoffvstaden - 2012-12-31 11:11

    Yeah whatever frog face, as if anything he says can be taken seriously at all. He lack credibility on every level - I for one don't believe a single word coming out of his mouth... All talk & no action! Get lost man...

      Adeeb Saban - 2012-12-31 12:02

      @SS. The slander and anti-Zuma brigade aside, can't u see the widespread corruption/looting of state coffers happening under our very noses while our countrymen wallow away in poverty. How can u accept Nkandlagate???? How does these massive BEE contracts that enrich a few benefit our starving/shack dwelling countrymen??? How can u condone this continuing gravy train???? I don't condone people who use this forum to spew racist vitriolic bile, but I do believe it is our duty as South Africans to speak out against corruption and cronyism. It is our duty to hold the government of the day accountable!!

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-31 11:14

    zuma did nothing in 2012 except destabilizing the country and stealing R200 000 000 for private use. He sang kill the boer early februrary and in december he again became racist by saying whites care more for animals than other human biengs... to top off all his failures he wants to spend hundreds of thousands of tax payer money on a satanic ritual to clense the country. the title should read Zuma: 2012, FAILURE

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-12-31 11:14

    So a New Year approaches us where Zuma and hes idiot minions can screw up our beautiful country even more,new challenges and achievements awaiting to be unlocked by Zuma

      tiaan.truter - 2012-12-31 11:14


  • khumo.lebone - 2012-12-31 11:14

    Yes, 2012 was eventful for Zuma in robbing the taxpayer out of R247 million and successful in that he managed to evade the lame authorities despite evidence of the loot. Also succesful was he in convincing those who wipe their noses with their tongues in awarding his looting with a second term. He certainly has a lot to smile about.

  • helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-31 11:14

    Yes very successful, 63o or so dead rhinos, abused Army horses gone to the SPCA, 6 dead RTI applicants, 34 dead miners,..............

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-31 11:16

    Let's all unite with respect for the 2013 to be the most successful year in the entire history, respect president Zuma for he holds the power to make South Africa to become a better country!

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-31 11:36

      I dont respect someone who has 6 wives, 23 children, other girlfriends, 240 million rand stolen for his house, backward ways of thinking, laughs at "clever" blacks,advises black people not to walk their dogs or take them to the vet, has bull slaughtering ceremonies with bare hands,....must I go on or do you get the picture

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:00

      MosesMasilela, the future of the country is not a joke. With Zuma at the helm that is exactly what it is.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-31 12:49

      He also holds the power to ruin it, which he has already started doing. Respect is earned. I have more respect for my dog's turd than I have for zipper

      Erna - 2012-12-31 14:10

      Moses - he may have the power but not the brains.

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-01 15:32

      Actually the people do. We decide what we want by giving the electorate so having political status is meaningless.

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-12-31 11:16

    He promised 500 000 jobs, he failed to deliver, he promised laptops to teachers, he failed, now all his promises are expected to be realised in 2030, when he will be safely dead.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 11:21

    I am glad he is giving the Rhinos some thought. Now I am hoping he will speak to his Chinese buddies about the problem.

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-31 11:26

      Apparently the Gov and Vietnam have signed an agreement of sorts, lets wait and see what happens, i wont hold my breath

  • gorden.norman - 2012-12-31 11:22

    The only thing he is thinking of is his next drink and willing or non willing woman

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:01

      Janine Filmer apparently there is a fiancee.

  • morrisn2 - 2012-12-31 11:25

    Until we get rid of thoz persmistic europeans our country wil go nowhere Its time we do thngs 4 ourselves nt influenced by ppl who in their eyes every african is an idiot! Lets wrk 2gethr, giv support wher we can so our country can become a better place!

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-12-31 11:42

      You might not be an idiot but you are defiantly lacking in the spelling and grammar department. Beyond that why does it always have to be about race. Can you honestly say this year was was a success? Just look at what happened this year, failure by the limpopo government to supply textbooks, some of the most violent strikes in the history of the country and let's not forget the lease scandals revolving around the police, oh and the zuma compound. How can you buy the .BS he is selling.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:04

      Morrisn2, If you want us to think differently stop action like idiots. How exactly do you want to get rid of us?. Night of the long knives? Can your brothers stay sober long enough?

      jason.cotton.963 - 2012-12-31 12:26


      Ninjinvee - 2013-01-01 13:33

      @morrisn2: It is sad to see that you think in such a tunnelled way. Apartheid is over, son. Stop using Apartheid as an excuse for your absolute laziness to rise and improve your own way of life. The entire continent of Africa is slowly falling, sadly. And please, for your own sake, stop playing the race card. For the record, although I despised Apartheid, it is those same white people who built the country. So without those white people, this land would unfortunately have been further behind than currently. The very fact that you have the idea that white people think Africans are idiots means that you, yourself, think of yourself as an idiot, otherwise why let it bother you?? Finally, this country will never become a better place if people like you keep the same mindset. You are a sad and highly misinformed individual who bases his judgement solely on skin colour. #Numbskull.

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-01 15:35

      "Lets wrk 2gethr, giv support wher we can so our country can become a better place!" Very hypocritcal just stating you wanna get rid of all Europeans. idiot.

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-31 11:25

    Zuma actually has the audacity to utter those words - THEY ARE ALL LIES - they are all failures and NO SUCCESSES!! - how he got re-elected is simply beyond comprehension

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:05

      ANASKA it didn't take brains to get him re-elected.

      ivan.frantz.3 - 2013-01-02 10:29

      We did not re-elect him, his cronies did !

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-31 11:26

    Is that it? Not so great is it? Cocked up pretty much everything in 2012, now lets see what you can break in 2014.......

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-31 11:27

    im sure he forgot 2 mention rape, corruption, murder etc but at least he said something.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-12-31 11:27

    Out of touch, out to lunch, missing the bus .......................etc I think the thing he misses the most is his brain? Angazi!

  • Berto En Petra Mostert - 2012-12-31 11:27

    The ANC does not have the capacity and leadership to implement af any of its plans! Cadre deployment will fail SA citizens!

  • Adeeb Saban - 2012-12-31 11:28


  • raulcharliebravo - 2012-12-31 11:30

    Right! South Africa need a society free from abuse of women; free from abuse of public resources; free from corrupt leaders; free from thieves; free from populists. Let's put them in jail!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-31 11:32

    Unfortunately his mind is as far as it goes.

  • Leigh Nicholl - 2012-12-31 11:33

    according to what criteria have you deemed this year successful Mr President?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:06

      Leigh Nicholl. Deem is a foreign word for the man.

  • alan.delossantos.792 - 2012-12-31 11:35

    2030 ???? what planet is this idiot on ???? By 2030 all the ANC leaders past and present will be in prison for corruption. The only thing that people see with Zuma, is that any uneducated idiot can become a leader. The leaders in SA pay themselves more than most modern countries including USA – UK and all of Europe. They have wasted enough money to build every family in South Africa a modern home with water, sewage and electricity. THAT IS A FACT. So remember all of this next time you vote.

      juliet.richardson.961 - 2012-12-31 12:01

      Three cheers to that! Well said!

      muzi.mbatha.940 - 2012-12-31 13:03

      Stl I and majority of south africanz will b voting for Zuma so that white ass continue feeling da pain and decide 2 go back 2 their father'z land europe z waiting 4 yu moronz i lyk 2c a white man suffering viva Zuma

      simon.pearce.790 - 2012-12-31 14:24

      muzi.... why does it say on your fb profile that you are the md of eskom???

      indianajohn - 2012-12-31 18:01

      lol he probably is

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-31 19:28

      Nah, this idiot cannot be put in charge of pushing a wheelbarrow, let alone Eskom

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-01 15:36

      Muzi maybe you should bring that up at the next EksDOM meeting xD

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-31 11:50

    "In March the country would host the Brics group of nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, in Durban." Yippee...! For that short period, Durban will have, no street children, no hawkers, clean streets, more visible policing, new painted road markings, clean up the filthy bay, clan up the beaches ...! Then afterwards........Back to normal!

  • magwai1 - 2012-12-31 11:52

    What is success people? Corruption high, unemployment rate high and issues that need serious attention ignored. I am black but we need a president that is well informed , passionate about people within the country and Read and write!!!

  • morrisn2 - 2012-12-31 12:00

    My fellow black africans! let us support our pres and never buy into what those white educated idiots say about us! We dont need them 2 define us or tell us who we are! If they clever enough they should leave us the hell alone! We are proudly africans!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 12:07

      Morrisn2 Proudly fool more likely.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-12-31 12:23

      I have had just about enough of of your petty racist ramblings. I tried to be civil about your comments, but now the gloves are off. You obviously have some unresolved issues , I personally think it goes back to your childhood, I understand having the village bicycle as a mother can only lead to your current levels of anger. In case you did not get the analogy I am referring to your mom being a slut for money. A no good dirty street walker. See how inflammatory unfounded claims to be. So please take a sharp object preferable a rusty nail and insert it into your jugular ,slowly.

      magwai1 - 2012-12-31 15:13

      Wats wrong with you?

      indianajohn - 2012-12-31 18:03

      "educated idiots" And there you have everything you need to know.

      sharmay.thuynsma - 2013-01-01 11:43

      Hey, at least you know we are educated...

  • lvmashamba - 2012-12-31 12:00

    Juma u r lik ur 1st born malema alwyz lyin u must stat atendin political schol both of u

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-31 12:02

    Yep it happens every time,it just goes to show that they can do it but dont want to on a permanent basis.I reckon tax payers should only pay when they feel like it too.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-12-31 12:04

    It was so sad to watch Zimbabwe fall to pieces. It is worse to watch South Africa fall to pieces.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-31 12:05

    Morrisn that kind of attitude will be your downfall why dont you carefully and maturely read these comments and see who is making them.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-31 12:06

    Well said alan.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-12-31 12:22

    It was an effort from all those worked hard around you Mr President!

      jason.cotton.963 - 2012-12-31 12:36

      Yes, everyone BUT him. And its ...all those WHOM... GRAMMAR!!!

      anthony.richardson.961 - 2012-12-31 13:37

      Working hard to keep you out of jail, covering up for Nkandlagate, hanging on to the spy tapes? Well done Mr president, a real bunch of troopers you have in your back pocket.

  • jason.cotton.963 - 2012-12-31 12:25

    Zoomer now admits the ANC needs another 18 years (2030). I probably wont be here to witness the carnage.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-31 12:27

    One thing about Europeans/Whites they never trust or believe an African can be a great them black is uneducated , corrupt and a slave...and thats what their media houses feed our fellow Africans...... they stick around you so long as they can benefit the end call u corrupt......

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-12-31 13:05

      So Mbuso you think that zuma is a great leader and is not corrupt ??????? Any race, colour or breed will give respect where respect is is not just whites Give us whites a good black leader and you will be surprised at the differant responce. All we want is good govonance and leadership regardless of race

      Erna - 2012-12-31 13:49

      The colour of his skin does not make zuma a bad leader. Its what's inside his head. Under no circumstances can zuma be called a good leader.

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-31 14:15

      Mbuso how right you are; I do not trust or believe an African can be a great leader anymore. Zuma and his cronies have shown us each and every day how corrupt and uneducated and racist they are. And seeing people like yourselves even supporting them shows what racist slaves of the ANC Black South Africans have become. Have some Espresso and wake up - reality is different to fiction!

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-01 15:39

      I find it so strange that the trolls on news24 (the blak racists and sheeple of the ANC) they preech about their undying love for zuma and call others idiots...but when sensible people give evidence against the trolls these idiots are no where to be seen?

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-31 12:27

    For the zuma family it was a very prosperous year. For the ordinary south african, our take home pay got less and less as the months went by so our year was spent breaking our backs to support zuma and his brady bunch. What did the government do for the people that we can celebrate..........I am still waiting.

  • metja.monare - 2012-12-31 12:29

    2012 yes was good for you-nkandlagate, your reappoitment to ANC top post and still not being prosecuted for corruption. You will never be voted by me Mr Nkandla President

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-31 12:56

    Some1 tell me this is not a joke 2030.......... I'm mean with the 270M. He can give water to let me see................ A dozen of communities

  • BulletProof. - 2012-12-31 12:59

    Very Successful year building Nklanda, save the Rhinos and killing the dogs.Very much success in dividing and polaryzing the country.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-31 13:01

    A New Year's message from the People of South Africa to those in all levels of government - State, Provincial, Local. If the theft, violence and incompetence doesn't come to an end now, you'll all be looking for other jobs in 2014.

  • lobert.mhlanga - 2012-12-31 13:26

    I have found that it is unwise nor productive to waste time and energy hating someone that does not know you, has no desire to know you let alone care that you have such a loathing for him. Totally unwise and stupid. Stop obsessing over JZ. Its not good for your health.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-31 13:30

    Huh!!!!2030!!!! WAT is jy b...FK!!!! Someone please did I miss an election in 2012!!!!? Or Zuma just came out of a coma. It's not 2013yet an he takin us for fools already.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-31 13:31

    Huh!!!!2030!!!! WAT is jy b...FK!!!! Someone please did I miss an election in 2012!!!!? Or Zuma just came out of a coma. It's not 2013yet an he takin us for fools already.

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-12-31 13:39

    He forgot to mention the successful year he had in promoting art with the circus around his painting. Thank you for that mr. zuma! He had some success with Nkandla. He had less success with dogowners.

  • george.mabena.146 - 2012-12-31 13:41

    Morrisn2 u r right but still we don't have to rally around every nonsence just because it is spoken by a black person.And pse don't forget that our former oppressors are still bitter about loosing the reign though they still rule economically.Now please don't tell me anything about your showerman and anc.We need to start afresh with a party.

      Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-31 15:04

      George listen to me carefully now.The former oppressor were a handful who had power over voters,just like today.The former oppressor could still be in power if it wernt for people who wanted the oppressed to be uplifted.

      george.mabena.146 - 2012-12-31 15:16

      Mike pse explain yourself and pse no insults for this is for making your country and mine better and racial spats!