News24

Zuma: More Mr Fix It, less Umshini Wam

2012-12-23 10:27

Johannesburg - More Mr Fix It, less Umshini Wam.

That’s what President Jacob Zuma’s second term in office will be about,according to those close to him.

City Press interviewed eight sources involved in Zuma’s campaign in the wake of his overwhelming victory in Mangaung, which saw senior ANC leaders opposing Zuma being booted out.

Unshackled by the need to keep an eye on re-election, his backers insist Zuma’s second term will be better.

With Cyril Ramaphosa, who co-wrote the National Development Plan (NDP), as his deputy, Zuma will use this document as his blueprint to fix government in his second term.

His international relations adviser and national executive committee member, Lindiwe Zulu, told City Press it was a great relief when the plan was finally adopted by the party, so it is now placed at the epicentre of policy.

She said the NDP would be Zuma’s main focus.

“It is something he had to get everybody to believe in and now it’s been adopted, it’s his number one priority.”

The NDP’s central philosophy is active citizenship - working together as government and civil society to grow the economy, fix the education system, secure an energy-efficient future and halve unemployment over the medium term.

A provincial ANC leader, who preferred not to be named, said: “The issue now for the president is to finish the second term on a high note, to be remembered as a person who implemented ANC policy and who unified the party.

“The framework is there. It’s now about implementing the NDP, the national health insurance [scheme], the infrastructure roll-out. It’s about fixing the security cluster and education. It’s about unifying the party again.

“Mandela did two terms [from 1991 to 1997] and left the ANC unified.

This is what Zuma needs to do to leave a lasting legacy,” the leader said.

A KwaZulu-Natal Zuma lobbyist said term two was about implementing policy.

“The president’s legacy will be implementing that and making sure that there is continuity at the end of his term. This is not about intellectualism. This is about implementing policy of the ANC.

“There is a need for a renewed social compact, where government, the private sector and civil society all play their role in implementing the NDP under the president’s leadership. We are likely to see this being done to pull all sectors together.”

While speculation about an early Cabinet reshuffle is rife (the names of ­Housing Minister Tokyo Sexwale, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile have been mentioned as possible casualties), some of Zuma’s backers believe this would be “problematic”.

Kgalema Motlanthe

The Mangaung conference ended with Zuma and other top ANC leaders preaching messages of unity, with ousted deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe being appointed head of the party’s political school.

Zuma also insisted that Motlanthe would remain deputy president of the country until the 2014 general election.

A pro-Zuma ANC leader said: “There are very good, very capable comrades who have lost. This is part of politics. It would be a shame to lose their skills.”

Zulu said the problems identified in the run-up to Mangaung in branches also need serious attention.

“We realised the people were only interested in positions and what they call projects. This is where a person is elected knowing he will have access to resources which are called projects. He gives this then to his family and friends,” she said, adding that the ANC needed to work on its legitimacy and reputation.

“We must work to make it an organisation ­respected by society overall. We must get the trust of all South Africans.”

Western Cape provincial chair and Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman says Zuma will work to give clarity on policy issues.

“There was such incoherent messaging on policy issues and the president tried to explain, but people were still in doubt. Now he’ll have clarity,” he said.

Discipline will also be a priority for Zuma.

“He was extremely worried about how things were eroding in terms of discipline and will want to leave a better ANC structure behind. You’ll see a president who is much more direct,” Fransman added, referring to how Zuma will deal with ill-discipline.

– Additional reporting by Carien du Plessis


Comments
  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-23 10:38

    Ai zuma Y don't you just shut up you talk to much.how many times did we hear this promise.

      mariuskowie - 2012-12-23 10:45

      Zuma has been placing loyalist in key positions for the past term. He got rid of most of the persons opposing him by moving them to positions where they are harmless. The victory for a second term was well orchestrated. He has to perform far better than in the past to survive the next term just to survive. I think his commitment is genuine. His ability to achieve - non existent.

      erich.goosen - 2012-12-23 12:27

      How are you going to change the spots of a leopard.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-12-24 08:36

      The pomping, singing and dancing President - he can't do anything else...

      eugene.meyer1980 - 2013-01-11 06:56

      SO what was the first term all about??? Just wondering.

  • ron.bilyard - 2012-12-23 10:38

    Yeah right. When pigs fly!

      Eterni80 - 2012-12-24 10:44

      in SA pigs fly first class - on the taxpayers dime.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-23 10:39

    Wisdom come's with age.Start with not sidelining certain groups in the population.You are harming South Africa by not using all the intellectual talent available.People should be the greatest asset of any country.I trust you have turned a new page.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-23 10:47

    This man is like a ship without a rudder..!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-23 10:55

      A super-tanker with a spear?...

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-23 13:07

      A Shi^ without a toilet?

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-23 15:03

      And a motor mouth without any history of making good on his promises, but he get's a second term. Un freaking believable.

      Philip - 2012-12-23 17:42

      President without a brain.

      avril.owen.5 - 2012-12-24 00:49

      Too polite. A zombie without a frikkin brain

  • angelanair3 - 2012-12-23 10:48

    Now thats good news - but as we know - talk is cheap. Put the theory into practice Mr. Zuma - and at the same time, please get those comrades and cadres to stop singing and dancing everywhere they are! Really, moving those huge bodies around at every rally, funeral and convention does nothing for them - no one takes them seriously! So if you stop, they may stop. You dont sing and dance when you implementing policies that are detrimental to our society. We know its the ANC way of doing things, or it may be an "African" thing - but stop! Its time to show our intelligence and sincerity to the world so we can get more investments by being more serious - so yes please focus.....

      bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-23 11:22

      "He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice." -- Albert Einstein

      dingiswayo.nyambose.1 - 2012-12-23 11:38

      if zille's lindiwe can join them and dance she can have a few more yrs to live. She is fatally obese!! Don't you think so?

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-23 13:08

      And you dear sir are fately obsessed

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-25 07:12

      Aiiiissh DINGISWAYO or should I say DINGBAT you along with showerhead are fatally stupid,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • peter.fraser.92754 - 2012-12-23 10:55

    Yip, fixing Nkandla compound.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-23 10:57

      Wait...it'not finished yet....

  • asdhasgd - 2012-12-23 10:55

    HA! Like we've all heard that statement before! xD as soon as the ANC says WORK the comrades say "aih man aih!"

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-23 10:56

      LOVE IT !....

  • Xolani Jse Made - 2012-12-23 10:59

    All the Best!!!

      vuyisan - 2012-12-24 15:45

      Dude, you should have said "all the worst". we all the blame cANCer here

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-12-23 10:59

    And the circus goes on and on and on!!!!!!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-23 11:10

      The clowns are there, the jugglers are there, the magician is there...all that's missing is the trapeze....even the tent is there....

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-23 13:09

      Round and round, rotunder and rotunder

  • castro.anzi - 2012-12-23 11:00

    Zuma can wish to do good, but he just doesn't have required leadership character and capacity to do that, especially for the country

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-12-23 12:58

      Walk the talk. Tell us what you're going to do, do it and then show us that it's done .. how easy to earn respect..and take both hands our of the cookie jar.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-23 11:01

    Mister FIX IT?. Sure, let's see.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-23 11:03

    He cant speak for himself? All rubbish. He is too distracted. One of his primary missions will be to stay out of jail.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-23 11:12

      Methinks the same....

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-23 11:10

    W'll believe when its actually happening, as for the job creation' we hv heard that before.

  • kuno.tschumi.5 - 2012-12-23 11:10

    “We must work to make it an organisation ­respected by society overall. We must get the trust of all South Africans.” If you want the trust of all South Africans get rid of the corrupt government, remove the spearhead, prosecute the corrupt and criminal MPs and the president and put the money where your mouth is. Stop the BS and fix yourself before you earn any trust from a South African. the cANCer is a disgrace to this country. Empty promises left, right and centre... as long as they can fill their own pockets, upgrade their private homes for more than R250 million they happy... who cares about the poor guy in the street.

      angelanair3 - 2012-12-23 13:31

      @kuno.tschumi.5 I agree with you sir. And ALL Ministers and Mr Zuma should be held accountable for corruption and mismanagement of departments under their watch! In any case - after 18 years we see no progress in certain areas of governance. So catch up, get rid of slackers, stop feeding us crap of them being comrades and cadres! Starting with old Angie in Education get rid of non performers and ass kissers! Until then - kiss my vote goodbye - and dont delude yourself Mr Zuma - you will lose voters - and I hope they are intelligent enough to realise that to keep you in check, we need a stronger opposition!!!

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-12-23 11:33

    President Zuma has already made lasting legacy by expelling President of the YL, also to expell the notion that ANCYL are King makers, that was proven wrong recently.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 07:59

      He kicked Julius out only after Malema's behaviour could no longer be tolerated. He didn't kick him out when he ranted about nationalisation, he didn't kick him out about hate speech or his very public hissy fit at the international press. He only started looking askance at Malema's behaviour when Julie-baby thought Ian Khama could benefit from his (Malema's advice). Actually, I would have loved to see Fatboy give President Khama the benefit of his opinions; Ian is a slim, disciplined Sandhurst graduate. The ANCYL as kingmakers? I don't think that was disproven. That the king turned on them doesn't mean they didn't put him there in the first place.

  • khosi.stanley - 2012-12-23 11:47

    just keep going my prasedant l wili aliways loveng u god blss u thenz

      africa.tshipembe - 2012-12-23 12:09

      eish

      Sharon - 2012-12-23 12:39

      Moron. Your lack of edukashun is the reason for your remark

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-23 14:09

      My "prasedant"? Another victory of South African edukashin - Limpopo schooling a la ANC?

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-23 15:08

      Good lord.Please catch a wake up dude, you and your blind fellow followers, I am begging you please wake up...... They are screwing you

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-23 16:38

      My Englisham ans betterish thun yom.

      mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-24 10:08

      Khosi you are right.I am with you

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-25 07:20

      just keep going my " dom khosi" I will always loveng u stupid remaining brain cell thenz.......................

      jenny.nel.100 - 2012-12-25 11:35

      Shame. You are the epitome the total failure of the ANC. I pity you.

  • matthews.magodiela - 2012-12-23 11:51

    The Policies of the ANC sometimes are sometimes contributing to failure of the president. Capable people need to be appointed in leadership positions for effective leadership. Do away with black empowerment and equity and appoint capable people then we will have a good governance under Zuma. Zuma deserve to be given a chance to rectify his mistakes.

      jenny.nel.100 - 2012-12-25 11:32

      We can't afford to give him anymore chances. He won't change. He is not capable of honest, honorable leadership and we are drowning in the mess that he and his aged cadres have made. Enough. He treats us with contempt and it is he that is contemptible. Get rid of the lot of them. It is time for change.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-23 12:02

    The problem is we know the ANC for what it is because every day the media shows us what they do. The people read newspapers and discuss this with their friends. ANC cannot hide what it is doing and people are sick of watching wasteful greedy cadres living big lifestyles and delivering very little. ANC better start performing else come next election they are going to lose the big majority they have now and become more and more answerable to the opposition. The madam and the tea girl have you in their sights.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 08:02

      And how did you interpret that statement, Victor?

  • africa.tshipembe - 2012-12-23 12:06

    i will just be a "Thomas" on that one

      steven.m.armour - 2012-12-23 21:05

      What do you mean "Thomas"?

  • mthokozisi.ntilini - 2012-12-23 12:22

    I hv bn wtchn' ova,hoping dat ths tim around thngs 'll b betta xpecial in th 'employmnt or job creation sector' but tht ddnt wrk th way I thout it wuld b.B4 n afta the 2010 fifa wrld cup our Gorvnment ws promising 'heaven n angelz' to our people but nothng hppnd....I dont tnk ths is th liberty Mr Mandela,Walter Sisulu, Govern Mbeki, Steve Bantu Biko, Oliver Regional Tambo n othr eminent political activists fought for. Instead we r being treated lik guests in our own country. But I personal believe tht 1 day we wll fnd eminent leaders...who wll mak ths country(South Africa) a betta plac 2 be.

      steven.m.armour - 2012-12-23 20:58

      I agree.You know i don't care how the Govt is made up.As long as they do what they are supposed to do.Not like this bunch of clowns we have today.Eish....

      wreford.white.9 - 2013-01-10 23:07

      Erm, could you say that again in English pleaase.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 08:07

      The ANC of Madiba, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Steve Biko and Oliver Reginald Tambo would not have lost my vote. But. There's a huge difference between political activism and running a country. The struggle that is left is an economic one and the present-day ANC is ignoring this.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-23 12:28

    I bet a few more wives, lots more kids and another palace or two.

  • chris.d.toit.3 - 2012-12-23 12:55

    bla bla bla bla bla

  • nkosi.tsheda - 2012-12-23 12:57

    Instead of all your being negative and insulting, y dnt we all support Mr Zuma coz if he has 2 succeed he has 2 start somewhere. If he fails we feel d effects. I this this is a start.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-23 13:27

      He started "somewhere" in 2008 and failed. We are already feeling the effects of a downgrading by international rating agencies, we are already feeling the effects of a badly managed economy and corruption - Marikana, over 300 service delivery protests, the thieving that the e-toll is going to promote and the poverty which is going to result from motorists who are going to have to find an extra R500 to donate to their ANC thieves through e-tolls

      pete.moore.12 - 2012-12-24 07:29

      Very true, but how can a country get behind someone who raped a friend's daughter and had/has a very scandalous relationship with Mr. Sheik, who I believe was paid to be the patsy. So that Mr. President could get off without charges and become the worst Leader this country has ever had the displeasure of having.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-24 10:24

      I'm sure every South African wants to assist the government but does the government willing to be assisted by people who not praise singers of corruption, nepotism and cronysm?

  • daniel.machet - 2012-12-23 12:59

    With a R200 million resort to look after, its no wonder he'll be spending the rest of his life as mr fixit

  • ForeverWP - 2012-12-23 13:22

    Yeah right......nothing will change except the size of his bank account and his clown of followers!!

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-23 13:25

    What happened to the Polokwane resolutions? Do u think we r stupid?

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-24 10:29

      Thembinkosi you may not be stupid but the ANC hopes that you have memories similar to that of a chicken and therefore you would have forgotten the Polokwane resolutions and endorse Mangaung resolutions that will help you vote for the ANC in 2014

  • Daniel Nunes - 2012-12-23 13:49

    Maybe he can get fixed and stop having babies on my dollar neh...

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 08:14

      The vets do the job relatively cheaply...

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-12-23 13:59

    One thin for sure he will deliver to the nation.. Its Either new wife, love child or mo skandaal

  • Martin - 2012-12-23 14:09

    He's a proven liar and thief. There's a better chance of the sun turning blue than believing any drivel that comes out of his or his advisers mouths. That's assuming he can speak for himself, because usually the cat swallows his tongue

  • tessbester - 2012-12-23 14:39

    Eish sumzip. I think the stench of the latest novelty is affecting your 2 braincells... The eat and .... ones.

  • kevin.gillespie.948 - 2012-12-23 14:48

    So he's hoping to fix what he broke.

  • rory.n.price - 2012-12-23 15:49

    More wam bam, thank you mam, think what he is going to do to your hard earned taxes

  • thomas.moloto.1 - 2012-12-23 17:12

    President prosper because there is a lot of poeple giving false tesmony against him.No one is in possession of evidence that he is corrupt except speculation. Every accusations emanate from the worst enemy of JZ media. And bought witnesses. Remember a witness can lie at court and put innocent person in jail for life. For the President he owes no one any explanation about alleged corruptions and racketeering premaface case. Lets wait for arms deal commission of enquiry.

      thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-23 18:41

      The fact that shaik was convicted of bribing Zuma and soliciting a bribe for Zuma from the French company that is speculation? Why did he go to jail then?

      joe.spirit - 2012-12-23 21:35

      @Thembinkosi.....Shaik is indeed in jail for that, but wait! Zuma isn't in jail! We ARE talking about Zuma here and if he wasn't convicted then he AIN'T guilty! Naf naf!

      clement.mokone - 2012-12-23 21:49

      Man please think of before you text. Who can be jealous of Zuma. The man is just an embarrasment to his Zulu nation,his family and the whole continents of the world. Kwaaaaa.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-23 22:27

      Moloto and Joesmouth you both need to attend some political education classes. Who did Schaik bribe? Did he bribe himself? Zuma threatend to "go down not alone" and COSATU and Malema threatened "bloodshed". In the end that useless Mpshe dropped the charges even though Zuma had claimed that he wanted his day in court. If it was not for COSATU and Malema, that former goatherder will be sitting in jail

      mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-24 10:06

      ktmoloto.the DA is confusing people who do not know politics.They use twitters and facebooks to canvass members.they point something right and they tell people it is wrong.we have been sitting on armsdeal from 19996 up to now.the courts have made decisions on the matter but since DA does not have anything to say in parliament they keep on repeating themselves.they bore me so much.there are issues they need to engage on.There was issues when Thabo Mbekis residence was upgraded.this time when asked if there is such benefit they say yes.next question how much must it be,they say they do not know but it was too much.my question is why can't they cap their own benefits in parliament and come up with a fixed amount.now they do not concentrate on this issues.The day they go to parliament they just think obout armsdeal issue.DA you cannot rule you cannot even debate in parliament.what you know is run to courts.i know if Lindiwe stand up it must be about armsdeal and nkandla.this boring attacks to president.

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-24 10:34

      Ktmoloto it is true that there is no evidence of corruption against the president because such evidence can only be revealed and weighed by a court of law, the which the president has been evading since prior to polokwane. So can he please clear his name in court so that he can gain the respect that he deserves as a president of the country? It's that simple

  • precious.yumyum - 2012-12-23 18:45

    blatant lies ofcourse. zuma will marry more women. make more kids and giggle more.

  • clement.mokone - 2012-12-23 20:52

    Indeed it was shocking to witness the Anc giving Zuma a second term. Perhaps we need to be highlited on what basis did the organisation do what it did in Mangaung. Undoubtedly comrade Zuma is so scandalous,immoral and financially corrupt. He cannot be trusted with public funds nor anything. Ah,the Anc never stops dissappointing its members and the earth at large.

      clement.mokone - 2012-12-23 21:38

      As a premise for the further disastrous action/leadership conference,those who support this Mangaung killing of the ANC say there is no more leaders within the movement. This is clear justification of the Zuma camp'assaulting of our country purse. Even behind him in the tent there stood Tony Yengeni,another treacherous thief who served a jail term for stealing our nation's scarce resources. Its clear that without a brave ANC group aided by parliament ant other political partie to REMOVE Zuma, our resources and institutions to better our lives and those of our children will go into this man's pockets and those of the likes of Yengeni. Indeed I am sure that our people need a second freedom,this time from incompetent and corrupt leaders. Our people should also not listen to some of our neighboring countries commentators who say zuma is a better leader than Madiba and Mbeki,for these are clear wishes to ruin our country to be like theirs.

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-12-23 20:55

    Zuma you are a moron of huge proportion.You and the rest of your cronies that are ripping off the SA public.The prostitutes have even gone out of business.Why you ask? Easy the Rand isn't worth a F@#k.

  • clement.mokone - 2012-12-23 22:36

    Very well then,it is also our(we South Africans) fault to have expected the Anc to vote for an ostensible credible like Motlanthe. The Anc has disappointed us so many times and it is unwise for us to keep putting our trust in this former dynamically trusted party. The Anc is largely corrupt and only a fraction of its membership is clean. I mean the party is fully aware that the man's trousers are loose and that he lacks self control, that he is EATING our money in his sexual intercourses sessions, using our nation's funds to sustain his corrupt Indian friendships,to build his unpopular Nkandla home etc but still retain him as party president leaves much to be desired of the Anc. Angie Motshekga,the Limpopo textbooks minister, deserved to be fired but since she is in the zuma she is still a minister. Can the ANC lead?

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 08:23

      Angie has to go, Tina has to go.

  • rodney.green.9406 - 2012-12-23 22:38

    Pres. Zuma has steered South Africa from position no.133(in 2007,)to position no. 115 (in 2012) on the Failed States Index.This is one of the ten biggest falls (by score and not by rank)in those five years. (Not a proud record to have.) See 'fundforpeace.org' for fuller details.

  • adri.conradie.96 - 2012-12-23 22:39

    The only acceptable 'FIX IT'would be to immediately give back ALL the tax money stolen from the tax payers and then step down as president so the corruption charges against him may be examined in open court.He promised a crackdown on corruption,I say he should lead by example.If he did not do anything wrong,let it be proven in court beyond a shadow of doubt.After all nobody is supposed to be above the law in this country. Will he surprise us all,or will it be another case of a leopard does not change it's spots?

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-11 08:24

      I don't think he'll surprise us.

  • allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-12-24 01:32

    This is not about intellectualism. This is about implementing policy of the ANC ........ Would someone clarify this point.

  • jonathan.appel2 - 2012-12-24 06:30

    Shut up Showerhead, who da hell wrote your speech you read flat out again.

  • Lucky - 2012-12-24 06:58

    i am certainly not going to hold my breath...all he is capable of is looking like a complete idiot, singing and gyrating like a clown.

  • pete.moore.12 - 2012-12-24 07:22

    I wonder what village in the middle of nowhere is going to get a R300 million + "investment" for luxury homes and what not in Mr. Presidents next term as Tyrant No.1!

  • mohlaoliwilliam.khambule - 2012-12-24 09:32

    go on MR President,You alreday atarted with Julius that showed that you have the required courage.your actions on fraud is encouraging.let me tell you this"You have done well in the last 5 years"do not worry about people who do not know politics.This people are stressing themselves.Hey hey hey DA can rule.Test one:western cape farm strikes the so called president in wating was seen racing to try and take advantage of the poor farmers,the next thing i saw she was running like hell looking for the minister of labour.test 2:Closing education in the face of poor south Africans.result 2 tests 2 fail.keep on lying to people.ANC will rule for many years.phinda Msholizi

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-24 10:44

      Mohlali, the removal of Julius wasn't a mandate that was given to Msholozi when he was voted by the ANC Public to be the country's president. You mistake his role as ANC president and President of the country. Where are the jobs that he promised the poor?

      dylan.claude.752 - 2012-12-24 10:53

      What does politics have to with ensuring your citizens freedom to live in proper surroundings and a well run economy.surely your citizens health and safety is a nr1 priority.it is common intellect that gets results and not politics.of course you can't fix those problems if you are hardly ever in the country,supporting many wives and kids and screwing people over with his new residence and toll fees.you need leadership qualities and that he does not know of.Primary school prefects have more qualities than he does.

      sonia.swarts - 2012-12-25 10:37

      You will be surprised how much people actually know about Politics...thus the reason why the out cry! Have you noticed all the people sitting on the sides of the roads hoping they will be chosen to work that day for a flat rate? Have you noticed the women and babies sitting at the robots begging for food. The blind being led in traffic by a youngster that should still be in school? Have you been to clinics and there R no medicine available? Have you been to any public hospital and seen the utter mess they are in? Have you who refer to the people driving in Taxis as being poor done anything about the way these citizens are being driven around with a driver that drives like a rookie? Have you noticed that people are being murdered like it's fashion for nothing? If that is what you are refusing 2 as good ruling and a stable country then you need to have a look at your values. The stealing, corruption, murders, poverty, the companies closing due to BEE that has been proven doesn't work. People who feed the nation the farmers, how they are being murdered....NO the wrong people are leading this country. Get some knowledgeable people in the first time then you don't need a Mr. Fix it...this is a country not a playground! If the Anc must lead due to ignorance by its followers then at least appoint people who actually know about Politics not once who think they know!!! And as for the DA at least Helen made an attempt unlike the Minister of agriculture who was afraid her shoes may get dirty. Come now this is a joke. If you take all the money that your ANC has stolen this country could have been sorted ages ago!if it was lead the right way from scratch we would never have been in this mess to start off with!

      wreford.white.9 - 2013-01-10 23:22

      @mohlaolwilliam: Does your mother know you are out of bed playing with the PC?

  • obed.p.motau - 2012-12-24 09:32

    More mr fix it, less umshini wam, hai i want 2 witness that.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-24 10:36

    Mr. I'm the Shilly wun has finally decided to pull his head out of his .... and actually do some work for a change ? To me this is an admission of incompetence. We still have nkandla, e-tolls and shaik to deal with. Every time I read about an historic win in the courts by the cANCer I see red, where in the world (except in Zimbabwe) do you see the government celebrating the fact that they just beat the voters ???????????? JZ you are a disgrace and if you had an honorable bone (and I'm not talking about your spear) YOU'D RESIGN. I honestly never thought we'd see a worse president than Mbeki, BOY WAS I WRONG !!

  • deon.vantonder.77 - 2012-12-24 11:44

    All he can do is to have unprotected sex and make babies.

      craig.b.johnston.7 - 2012-12-24 12:37

      ja,more like `mr pomp-it`

  • lynn.maree.16 - 2012-12-24 12:33

    I have no words. Any last fight inside of me for what I believed in and the possible good of this so called moronic democratic society has died. There is no hope left inside of me for this country.

  • jaap.kotze - 2012-12-24 13:16

    Mr Zuma. You and yours cannot fix anything. Deconstruct, break, consume, litter, misuse, abuse and cause decay that you can. Only way is to stop deploying caders and start employing compotent people. You get that? No, didn't think so.

  • bernie.sproston - 2012-12-24 19:00

    Does Mr Zuma realizes that the script for the sequel to Idiocracy is been written into SA's history and he is the star