Zuma: Mubarak made correct decision

2011-02-11 21:03

Cape Town - South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had "thought like a leader" and made the right choice to step down from power on Friday.

"Our wish was that the Egyptian problem must be resolved peacefully, the transition must be peaceful," said Zuma in a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television news report.

"We therefore thank him for having thought like a leader, to place the interests of Egypt above his own, and taken the correct decision to leave."

South Africa hoped that who had been calling for Mubarak's departure will be in a position to "pick up the situation and build a government that will be based on the will of the people," Zuma added.

  • Bosj - 2011-02-11 21:11

    Hey JZ, so when are you making the correct decision?...hehehe

      Thouca - 2011-02-11 21:47

      jz is an elected head of state....if u dont like it, make sure u go out and vote....

      avniekerk123 - 2011-02-12 04:22

      Thouca- I agree ith you!

  • Bosduif - 2011-02-11 21:11

    Now convince our neighbor's dowiz leader to do the same.

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-11 21:13

    Now why can't you say that to Mugabe?

      roadvark - 2011-02-11 21:34

      Second that. Nuka Kabe must go as well.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-11 22:49

      True. As long as JZ and the ANC continue to support dictators like Mugabe they have very little right to comment on such matters. It is not like Mugabe won the last election in Zim, and yet he gets the support from JZ and the ANC. That buffoon Malema even sees the old fool Mugabe as his great role model. I cincerely hope JZ and the ANC learn from the things that are happening in north africa, it clearly shows that all people can reach the stage that they are no longer willing to abide the rule of dictators. Lets hope Zim will be sorted out soon so it can once again become the great nation it was only 15 years ago or so (before Mugabe went of his rocker).

  • Matt - 2011-02-11 21:14

    Zuma has no sense of good decisions - he is one big disaster. Pity the poor which vote for this corrupt, uneducated ANC party don't know about his personal R70 million splash out. The ANC is one greedy bunch of baffoons!

      Thouca - 2011-02-11 21:39

      boet, perhaps u didnit read the article?....yr comment has got zip to do with the hey, while i got squat to do, lets just bash everything and anything about our country without validity??

      avniekerk123 - 2011-02-12 04:24

      Matt, surely you red this artice? You're offon a tangent boet!

  • exocist - 2011-02-11 21:20


      Thouca - 2011-02-11 21:40

      too late for what?? u chop

  • Martin - 2011-02-11 21:22

    That's great JZ, now why dont you help Bob make the right decision, so that he can also place the interest of Zim above that of his own. Come on JZ, be a true leader and admit that Bob is bad for Zim.

  • lldoidge - 2011-02-11 21:23

    JZ, are you going to encourage Mugabe to do the same?

  • Perfume - 2011-02-11 21:23

    I would of kept quiet lol

  • exocist - 2011-02-11 21:24


      Thouca - 2011-02-11 21:45

      why do u hope? fimiliarise yrself with our constitution and history.....our heads , 50 years pre and 17 years post 1994 definition of democracy, have never once failed to step down....

  • Nico - 2011-02-11 21:27

    And why does our honourable prez not apply the same principle towards Mr Mugabe? Or can only leaders south of the equator rule forever. And please, U can see my face. Do not make this a racial issue...

      Allan - 2011-02-11 21:56

      I will rule for as long as I want to! Reminds me of the days when the Regime said "Never in a thousand years" His time will surely come!!Seriaas, when dey take all away, it all comes back?? Where I am now dem bones are surely shaking, as must Jules as well!!

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-11 21:47

    Oh heavens he is pathetic.. You never hear Zuma taking a stand on any subject... He just tells everyone what he thinks they want to hear... So easy to slide in there now on someone else's coat tails and make a 'profound' statement. And when he does speak his mind he blows it big time like with the 'Heaven for ANC voters' quip. When are we going to see a debate between Zuma and Zille? Nah rather with Malema. As much as I dislike the Jelly Tsotsi at least he has something to say, at lest he has an opinion!

      Thouca - 2011-02-11 21:56

      sorry, did u read a different article?...the one above suggests a definite opinion and stance from jz on the matter adressed....

      David - 2011-02-11 22:19

      Thouca, I think what he is trying to say is thet JZ didn't have anything to say on the matter prior to Mubarak stepping down, I could be wrong but I don't recall JZ haveing any stance prior. However once Mubarak has stepped down, JZ is quick to say that this was the right thing to do and was there wish for Mubarak to do so. It is easy to claim publicity on the merits of others. And JZ is known for that, I am not bashing him, it is his way. Only once a matter has been resolved does he come out with a comment, not before or providing a resolution to the matter.

      David - 2011-02-11 22:20

      Oh, please forgive my terrible spelling in that post. Friday afternoon.

  • Jelena - 2011-02-11 21:51

    Why don't you make the right decision like a leader and just step down.You are a fun bun to the world.Please just go......

  • Jelena - 2011-02-11 21:53

    I meen Zuma turtle head.

  • CPII - 2011-02-11 22:01

    @Thouca...times a changing. What if Zuma refuses?......Do you think even 1000 will rise to defeat that?

  • Mike - 2011-02-11 22:15

    Wish you would follow his example

  • Proudly SA - 2011-02-11 22:26

    Good stuff Mr Zuma; now please be a true leader and put the destructive Malema in his place and stop him destroying economy and by the way do not forget to tell Mugabe to vacate his post and let beautifil Zim develop to its potential

  • veld66 - 2011-02-11 22:37

    Zuma is the last person to talk South Africa is not playing a good role in promoting democracy in Africa with their support for people like Mugabe & now that man in Ivory Coast grrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Francois - 2011-02-11 22:42

    What about the will of the people in Zimbabwe? Oh sorry, Bob is bribing you with young girls?

  • waynet59 - 2011-02-11 22:49

    Now if only you will think like a leader and do the same.

  • Paul - 2011-02-11 22:52

    What a hypocrite. When Zuma could play an instrumental role in Zimbabwe, instead he sits by and watches Mugabe mistreat his people. Moron. Lets see him relinquish power and *not* change the constitution for a 3rd term.

  • burtfred - 2011-02-11 22:55

    I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for Zooms and his crooked cronies to "make the right decision". The ANC heirarchy are no doubt watching, with some trepidation, freedom and justice unfold in Egypt. The days of ANC corruption and graft are numbered. Soon, I will personally stand in Mary Fitzgerald square and wave my shoe at Jacob, Julius, Tokyo, Gwede, Winnie, Amos, Shabir, Lindiwe, Jackson, Patrice, Cyril, Matthews, Bheki, Pallo and many others of the entitlement generation. South Africa will one day be rid of the corrupt, selfish political leaches that currently hold power - only then will we be truly liberated.

      veld66 - 2011-02-11 23:01


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      Brent Kotze - 2011-02-12 09:57

      What's your plan Freddy boy - let us in on your secret

  • Marc-Andre - 2011-02-11 22:57

    Hope you do the same, JZ, when 'your' people turn on you....!

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-11 22:59

    Then do the same Mr Zuma. You are a caitiff, and it's time you followed Mubarak.

  • marco - 2011-02-12 00:05

    To bad

  • Carl Muller - 2011-02-12 07:05

    What about Mugabe the murderer...

  • Douglas Hendry - 2011-02-12 09:44

    Zuma says that Mubarak made the right decision, in choosing to leave after 30 years dictatorship. If so, why does he not suggest to Comrade Mugabe that he too does the right thing, and goes? Fat chance. African despots stick together, like s**t on a blanket!

      Brent Kotze - 2011-02-12 09:58

      No need to get horrible now Doug keep it clean

  • YasButIDunno - 2011-02-12 11:11

    Zuma doesn't want Mugabe to step down because if Zim started on the road to recovery many whites from SA would take the comrades advice and head off up there with their money, expertise and tax contributions.

  • gilliansan - 2011-02-12 11:52

    Yes and you should do the same - butternut!

  • Mark - 2011-02-12 15:56

    Now you follow suit ZUMA and take ur freewheelers and corruption with and go live with your friends in Zimbabwe.

  • Zee - 2011-02-17 12:22

    Stand by your words in this article and tell the same thing to that idiot Mugabe!! How you can contradict yourself like this as president of a country is beyond me...What an absolute embarrassment to this country.

  • Sipho - 2011-02-21 18:07

    Zuma!,Mubarack was forced to step dwn,it wasnt his desicion to go!,dnt praise Mubarack for nothing ok JZ.

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