Zuma: Be patient with election lists probe

2011-06-03 14:43

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma on Friday urged people to be patient while the issue of possible fraudulent candidate lists in the May 18 municipal election is being resolved.

In his annual address to the National House of Traditional Leaders, he referred to recent protests with people refusing to accept the swearing in of councillors until their complaints about their legitimacy, or lack of it, was resolved.

"The ruling party has appointed a committee to investigate this matter so that we can remove those people who entered the list process fraudulently," he said.

"We urge people to be patient while this matter is being resolved. The disruptions of swearing-in ceremonies and other activities will not resolve the matter."

The mechanisms that had been put in place would certainly assist to correct whatever anomalies might have been created, Zuma said.

The success of the elections and high turnout illustrated the importance South Africans were beginning to place on this sphere of government.

"It also indicated the depth of their concerns with service delivery and municipal accountability," he said.

"With the elections having passed, we have to work harder to improve service delivery in all municipalities."

The government's "operation clean audit" was making steady improvements in the financial and administrative capability in all 283 municipalities.

Functional internal audit units had already been established in 263 municipalities, and 268 had established functional audit committees.

This should go a long way to improve the way finances were managed, Zuma said.

  • paulf - 2011-06-03 14:47

    Yeah, me speak with Fork Tongue!!!

      Reppie - 2011-06-03 16:07

      @ANCBlackAngel. Our 'species' (I take it your talking about whites) will continue complaining, up to the day 'black' people get more educated and not just the select few black people; AND when 'species' like you are locked back up in the ZOO where you belong

      Insanely_Sane - 2011-06-03 16:24

      @ancblackidiot. Which "species" makes head lines with strikes, toi-toi's, wage increases, lack service delivery etc etc. doesn't that sound like complaining to you or is that standard procedure because ANC are still running the show??

      Babba x - 2011-06-03 16:54

      The species will continue to dominate until the end of the world. All you can do is dance in the street with your cheerleader Malema-kie leading the way. I am parasite.

      johan - 2011-06-04 08:25


  • McDaNife - 2011-06-03 14:58

    'The government's "operation clean audit" was making steady improvements in the financial and administrative capability in all 283 municipalities. ' I like to see that its being done not just plain talk. These municipilaties are waiting for their big pay day with corruption.

  • Observer - 2011-06-03 14:58

    In other words - we haven't done anything yet!

      KPActivities - 2011-06-03 15:01

      Exactly, and dont disrupt or protest, it is not going to help.

  • BRONZE - 2011-06-03 15:05

    Maybe people would be patient if it wasn't for the u-turn you took in Gauteng. A few days after the elections your crew announced that there'll be no probes or changes to candidates in Gauteng. Now people fear that you may make the same u-turn in other places hence what they are doing now. The people are not stupid, they just have a lot of patience and now that patience is slowly is wearing thin.

  • Wacko - 2011-06-03 15:08

    You be patient crook

  • vanommen.jan - 2011-06-03 15:12

    They will wait till the secrecy bill is passed and then declare any info on wrongdoing a national secret.

      Dr Filemon - 2011-06-03 15:26

      You are probably right. Anyway this fraud zooma TOLD his sheeple to vote for the fraudulent candidates - and they did. How does zooma call himself a leader if he promotes corruptuion? send zooma to play a round of golf with his pal smelly shaik and see who cheats who to win

  • gizzy - 2011-06-03 15:14

    He still hasn't told them that he can't just get rid of those councillors. He will have to fire them and then have by-elections. Do you really think he has the guts to do that? It is going to open a can of worms. Those that lose will have supporters that will riot and so it will go round and round in circles!

  • willieman - 2011-06-03 15:18

    He isn't telling the truth again

  • Smindlo - 2011-06-03 15:19

    to be honesty I have no sympathy wahtsoever for the people who voted these candidates and now want themm changed. you voted them and now just shut tha faku up and start doing something with your lives. why did you vote these people in the first place?

  • LagUTroll - 2011-06-03 15:22

    Why should Zuma investigate anything? The people VOTED to have these candidates elected - By the election results, majority wanted those candiates. If you voted for the candidate even though you didn't want him/her then I'm afriad that you'll have to learn the lesson the hard way.

      Smindlo - 2011-06-03 15:25

      I concur. they nust just learn to live with it. with democracy and freedom comes responsibility..

  • Borisbones - 2011-06-03 15:22

    Why don't you just ask Robert Gabriel Mugabe how he managed to do it and I am sure that will be enough to convince our voters!

  • Greybeard - 2011-06-03 15:32

    Yet another delaying tactic. As pointed out, these people will have to be FIRED, and by-elections held. They will probably spin this one out till the 2014 election

  • Oppressor - 2011-06-03 15:53

    Yes be patient it going to take some time for showerhead to erase all proof of his involvement.

  • Ray - 2011-06-03 15:59

    Yes. The ruling party (ANC) has appointed a committee to investigate this matter. How convenient. Now they can even manipulate the outcome of their corrupt actions.

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  • jaycee - 2011-06-03 20:01

    I think this delaying tactic is an insult to the electorate. As if they could be treated any way that fancies the Prez.

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