Zuma thrown a political lifeline

2012-10-04 08:07

Johannesburg - Shifts in ANC membership within the provinces have given President Jacob Zuma a fighting chance of holding on to the party leadership and the presidency.

The number of ANC members in KwaZulu-Natal might seem like a detail only of interest to South African political scientists.

In fact, the number may well be decisive in helping Zuma remain in charge of Africa's most powerful nation.

This December, 4 500 ANC delegates will gather in Mangaung to elect a party leader for the next five years.

Five years after ousting president Thabo Mbeki in an act of political regicide at the last ANC electoral conference, Zuma could face the same fate in December.

Motlanthe more popular

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is widely tipped as one possible challenger. He could announce his candidacy as soon as this week.

According to a recent TNS poll Motlanthe has a 51% approval rating to Zuma's 48%.

But as the race gets underway, the ANC announced on Wednesday that a surprising 36% rise in membership in KwaZulu-Natal means at least 974 of the 4 500 conference delegates will come from Zuma's home province.

It is by far the biggest representation of any province.

For an incumbent whose administration has been marred by rolling strikes, high unemployment and social unrest, that is nothing short of a godsend.

In the race for 2 250-plus ANC delegates, every vote will count, according to Mari Harris, managing executive at local pollsters Ipsos Markinor.

A complex mix of loyalty, personal advancement and ideology, as well as regional and tribal politics, will all play a role in corralling delegates.

Eastern Cape to back Motlanthe - expert

Harris predicts that the largely rural Eastern Cape, home to Nelson Mandela and long the heartland of the ANC, will back Motlanthe.

Although the dominant tribe in the Eastern Cape is Xhosa, members are more likely to go for Tswana-speaking Motlanthe, than Zuma, who is a Zulu.

"The Xhosa don't have a candidate," said Harris.

She also predicts that Gauteng will favour Motlanthe.
Indeed, ANC rising star, Gauteng province chairperson and culture minister Paul Mashatile has already said the "ANC must change this year," while calling for a "renewal of leadership".

Together, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape account for 1 176 delegates. By striking the right pacts Motlanthe could significantly increase that total.

The youth league

His recent courting of ousted party firebrand Julius Malema appeared to have paid off on Wednesday when the ANC's Youth League, which still backs Malema, called for a "radical and urgent change" within the party and backed Motlanthe as leader.

With only 45 delegates, the youth league is unlikely to tip the balance of the leadership contest - but it could prove a thorn in Zuma's side.

Malema could help deliver some or all of the 574 delegates in his home province of Limpopo.

It is against this backdrop then that KwaZulu-Natal's increase from 608 votes in 2007 to 974 today may prove crucial for Zuma.

"At this stage I think he will still carry the vote, with a small majority," said Harris. "But everything can change."

  • Willie - 2012-10-04 08:14

    This polls are a joke

  • David - 2012-10-04 08:17

    Anyone the least bit surprised ?

  • Tee.Matimba - 2012-10-04 08:17

    Why do we have more members from KZN? I mean who decides who must votes?

      mlamli.tshaka.7 - 2012-10-04 08:26

      KZN is the province with more membership than any other province

      Ben Jones - 2012-10-04 08:31

      @ Matimba it is quiet obvious that you are not an ANC member so stay away from this or just get sam1 Hu will explain 2 u how ds thing works,even Juju is so disappointed abt the number of deligates frm KZN

      rofras.rassie - 2012-10-04 08:31

      We have passed this stage. go to archived newspapers, you mught get some answers

      raj.morar.1 - 2012-10-08 11:55

      Each Branch delegate will decide who to vote for

  • bless.boswell - 2012-10-04 08:22

    A recent news report cites Zuma as looting the coffers, yet he is still on the throne. What is it about South Africans? Do they like being screwed?

      emile.marais - 2012-10-04 15:10

      That's a rhetorical question right?

  • norman.lewis.716 - 2012-10-04 08:26

    I just hope that the next ANC party leader is more competent.

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-04 08:30

      He will be, Norman. Z was chosen last time to clean up the IFP vote.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-04 08:38

      I just hope whoever the next ANC leader is doesn't count and that DA will be the govering party.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-04 08:57

      "He will be, Norman." No I doubt it, who ever replace Zuma will bring Malema back, bringing us closer to communism and nationalisation.

      ludlowdj - 2012-10-04 09:37

      The president is nothing more than the official face of the ANC, as with any political party anywhere in the world, he is still largely controlled by the political party he represents, this in effect means that what we know Zuma to have stolen in reality is less than 10% of what he has allowed his parties leaders to steal.

      james.hurley.5249 - 2012-10-04 10:46

      @ merven socialism (rather than communism) wouldn't be so bad actually (although you need a wealthy state). How a CEO can earn hundreds of thousands of rands a year while some workers live on 500 or less a month is beyond me.

      alf.pop - 2012-10-04 16:58

      Why - have they advertised the job internationally?

  • moko.brian - 2012-10-04 08:30

    "According to a recent TNS poll Motlanthe has a 51% approval rating to Zuma's 48%." Where is the remaining 1%?

      khusta.phetshula - 2012-10-04 08:34

      Tokyo Sexwale

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-04 08:38


      norman.lewis.716 - 2012-10-04 08:39

      The 1% could be an 'undecided' vote.

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-04 08:53

      Matthews Phosa, who doesn't want the job, sensible man.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-04 10:21

      The remaining 1% are the only sane people left.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-10-04 10:35

      It is not a choice between Zuma and Mothlanthe. It means that 48% thought Zuma was doing a good job, and 51% thought Mothlanthe was doing a good job. S basically Zuma fails and Mothlanthe passes... just.

      moko.brian - 2012-10-04 10:57

      @fransvisserdsb, tnx for the clarification

      shebi.samu - 2012-10-04 13:43

      Moko, you need to study the entire Poll Report before embarrassing yourself with ill conceived questions. The answer to your question lies within the poll itself, where a fairly significant number of respondents expressed a "not sure" response.

      moko.brian - 2012-10-04 14:31

      @shebi.samu, do u mind emailing it to me since u seem to have the report. Do you honestly think i would have asked if i had the report that you seem to be in possesion of.

  • david.diale.75 - 2012-10-04 08:32

    the increase of members in kzn! i doubt.

      KingPun - 2012-10-04 08:48

      I thought the ANC members in KZN are being killed every 3 months, how did they increase?

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-04 10:59

      Ghost members created to benefit Zuma. Must be ancestors

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-04 11:00

      Wonder how many in Nkandla

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-04 11:01

      Let's see 1000 population but the village has 8000 anc members

  • bonge.mpofu - 2012-10-04 08:32

    people wake up. kzn numbers will help everyone. zuma election means not montlante, no malema for now. then after the elctions he will fire motlante. anyone who is buddies with malema will brin downfall to the nation

      justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-04 09:27

      @mpfanisto - So this is how you counter the argument? Very intelligent, well done.

      derek.wright.7370 - 2012-10-04 09:27

      I agree with you. Not a Zuma man but rather someone who keeps the corrupt thief Malema at bay or he will destroy our country!

      Timmytomas - 2012-10-04 11:47

      Do not forget he only sidesteps mlaema so that he can be alone.

      charlietlo - 2012-10-05 14:09

      so its either the douche or the turd

  • shaun.theron.902 - 2012-10-04 08:33

    4500 Delegates get to choose who the next prez is going to be! Something seriously wrong with this picture!Looks like Jesus is coming soon then!

      moko.brian - 2012-10-04 08:34

      Not in a bad way but how many should choose?

      sechaba.teflondon - 2012-10-04 08:54

      I think the whole country should vote... its only fair

      moko.brian - 2012-10-04 09:01

      @Sechaba, then you should change the country's constitution.

      gngaleka - 2012-10-04 09:02

      If you want to choose ANC leaders you can voluntarily join the party or voluntarily leave it to sort out its matters.

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-04 09:08

      @sechaba, family matters are not dealt with by the public even if they will affect the same public. if one wants to choose a president, that person must join the ANC.

      justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-04 09:29

      @moko - I am not sure how it would work, but every card carrying member of the ANC should be allowed to cast a vote, I think it is only fair. I am not an ANC supporter, but in life in general, if you support someone, you should have a direct say in how things turn out, no?

      moko.brian - 2012-10-04 09:38

      @Justin, well i suppose you are right to some extent but the problem is that every branch selects maybe 4 people to represent them, they carry the mandate to the conference and vote for the branch. In essence, i would say everyone has voted because the selected representative voted on behalf of the entire branch on a mandate that was agreed upon by the majority of branch members. Every political party has its own way of doing things, i am also not happy with process as-well but there is nothing we can do, policy is policy.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-04 08:33

    36% rise in membership?. I smell a rat, are these members alive or names from cemetries?.

      norman.lewis.716 - 2012-10-04 08:41

      Well, the education system has many, many 'ghost' teachers that receive salaries. So it would not be surprising really.

      mpfanisto.makatu - 2012-10-04 08:41

      True that, how, out of the blue! No no gwede is behind this!

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-10-04 08:50

      I agree. Can anyone name one act by Zuma that would pursuade anyone to join his party? Anyone who was a member of the IFP, the opposition of the ANC, would surely not swing to the ANC now that the IFP have died?

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-04 09:05

      Zuma is a Zulu tribalist and works only to improve services in KZN hence the rise in membership.

      paul.kershaw.18 - 2012-10-04 09:22

      Doesn't matter to Zoomer. He's building a whole new town for them to live in called Nkandla. These new voting mebers no longer want a free ANC Tshirt and KFC, they want a whole town....

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-04 09:50

      Must be part of their ANC-estors ;)

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-10-04 08:34

    It pretty embarrassing that JZ sees himself as a great leader yet he is failing at all levels, he should be strong for the ANC and himself before he embarrasses himself and the party any further and step down. I can't believe i once voted for this party, stupidity seem to a cool thing within the party. They are dom from top to bottom.

      paul.kershaw.18 - 2012-10-04 09:23

      Welcome to the reality Gloria,- its nice to see some people are seeing the farce for what it is.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-04 08:47

    The 1 % is the tax payer,they are killing the goose that lays the golden egg.

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-10-04 08:47

    Tenders for votes, if this vote was left to the population Zuma would be herding cows again.

      ndumiso.mhlophe - 2012-10-04 09:23

      l dont think so looking @ our politics man. You would be shocked @ Mangaung coz of these fools..... Watch out.....

      ndumiso.mhlophe - 2012-10-04 09:23

      l dont think so looking @ our politics man. You would be shocked @ Mangaung coz of these fools..... Watch out.....

  • milton.msomi - 2012-10-04 08:53

    letha umshini wami

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-04 22:13

      Yes and if you want your machine gun you are one of the fools I am talking about! Realize this, the nation is sick and tired of fighting!!! We want piece and a better life for us all. So take your machine gun and go to uncle Bob and be his friend!

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-04 08:59

    Quote of the century, maybe even the millenium : Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them, this quote came from the Czech Republic, someone has figured it out: "The danger to SA is not Jacob Zuma but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will e far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Zuma presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for the president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr Zuma, who is a mere symptom of what ails SA. blaming the price of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their price. The Republic can survive a Jacob Zuma, who is, afterall, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-04 09:17

      Apologies, should be prince not price.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:25

      Go and stay in that europian country, no1 brought you to South *frica at gun-point, and u tell that friend of yours to stop calling Africans fools @talana.malherbe

      B.b. - 2012-10-05 06:55

      If I know where u live I would come and show u how fools behave than those South Africans u r referring to as fools. Just go to wherever u like and leave a country of fools u moronic creature! Don't call SAans fools u barbarian idol! Bloody puppet! Oops! Bloody agent! Oops did I say so? Pls stop labelling South Africans as fools guys, please I beg u,,,,,,,,,,,I don't care who is being elected for presidency, but those who vote for him/her mustn't be regarded as fools, rather people who r interested in his/her leadership style. U better withdraw ur statement, it doesn't reflect that u r person of great humanity.

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-05 07:07

      Seriously???? You will show me how a fool behaves if you knew where I lived??? Classy!!! Let me tell you, I am a proud South African! I love this beautiful country! It breaks my heart that I see my fellow South Africans suffer without proper healthcare, begging on the street corners, having to strike to make a decent living! Our children doesn't even receive a proper education! You want to complain about Zuma and the ruling ANC on this forum because no ordinary citizen is moving forward while they enrich themselves but you get angry when I quote a piece that only fools will vote for 7uma again???? If my statement upsets you so much, don't complain again!!!

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-05 07:15

      Point is you can call me what you like, I don't care, I'm a victum of a corrupt government just like you! I don't care who the next president is but at least let it be someone who isn't corrupt and understands the simple meaning of \serving the people\ and not himself!

      zuma.michaelsibusiso - 2012-10-21 10:13

      Sbu You are a biggest FOOL, you just write for the sake of writing. What about the time Where white people use to kill blacks paying them nothing for their hard work, surely you were happy to vote for such President. Im happy to be a fool voting for Mr Zuma BUT im free from you.

  • markus.esterhuyse - 2012-10-04 08:59

    An Israeli doctor says : \Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks.\ !\r\n\r\nA British doctor says: \That is nothing, we can take a lung out of\r\none person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four\r\nweeks.\r\n\r\nA Canadian doctor says: \In my country, medicine is so advanced\r\nthat we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have them both looking for work in two weeks.\\r\n\r\nA South African doctor: not to be outdone, says: \You guys are way\r\nbehind, We just took a man with no brain - made him President, and now the whole country is looking for work.

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-04 09:01

    My main question is, would Motlanthe accept the nomination for presidency? When Zuma ran for presidency He had no option as there were high possibilities that He was going to prison IF He does not become president. Unlike Motlanthe.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-10-04 09:28

      And the question is if he doesn't become president again is there a chance of bringing back the charges on him

      justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-04 09:34

      Good question, if he loses, its political wilderness for Motlanthe. He has a lot to loose. I personally hope he gives Zuma a run for his stolen money...

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:19

      Keep dreaming, u must first understand how SA politics work, not American debates

  • azande.futhi - 2012-10-04 09:01

    Zuma is no right candidate for presidency, he proved himself to us. anyone else would fit.

  • Kalari - 2012-10-04 09:08

    So the delegates willvote along ethnic lines and not for the best (?) candidate. This is mini apartheid.

      honest.mrwebo - 2012-10-04 14:43

      No,the media likes to bring ethnicity into this , in KZN the IFP lost votes to the ANC as soon as JZ became president of the ANC. They chose JZ over Buthelezi (Ethnicity played a role in taking votes from IFP with both men being Zulu)as it became a factor , KZN did not vote the ANC in such big numbers when former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki were at the helm in the ANC .This time JZ has an enemy in Juju and Motlante just sided with Juju , that is gonna be a huge factor more than Zulu or Tswana in my opinion .

  • magoro.mags - 2012-10-04 09:14

    Its tym ANC look beyond deir card caryin members..dey r nt da only hu vote 4 ANC during election,The feelin frm da ordinary voter is dat zuma must go

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:15

      Wat political solution will that bring?

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-10-04 09:26

    Okay people I have got a solution lets give Zimpopo to Malema, KZN to Zuma or Cele and let the rest of the country be run by a proper party. Case Closed Problem Solved:-)

      tebogo.makaneta - 2012-10-04 15:09

      It's Limpopo.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:14

      Listen white girl, stop hiding behind fake black name, we all know each other, stop acting stupid

  • milton.msomi - 2012-10-04 09:27

    everybody knows that who own this machine motlanthe knows mashatile,julliet malema,even allen zillion knows.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-10-04 09:34

    The only thing I take from this is that blacks are still racially voting, and that the increase in ANC membership despite their continued failure to govern or provide decent services means that this country is not suitable as a home or investment opportunity. I told my children to emigrate and would advise anyone who wants a decent future to do the same.

  • David Steyn - 2012-10-04 09:44

    I think the we Gloria is refering to are all the people in the RSA that are intelligent and have enough common sense to realize that we are on the same road as Zim

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-04 10:11

    More members in KZN means de game has been won before it could start,I smell de coffie,r we still going to blame de colonial masters in de next regime of Zuma if he fails to deliver again?

  • richard.david.16568 - 2012-10-04 10:31

    Has anyone checked whether these new members know that they are members, or if indeed they are alive.

  • roi.boss1 - 2012-10-04 10:34

    This headline is misleading who said that Zuma was falling behind to these guys from Zimpopo, you don't go about and make noise. You just do what you have to do. Funny thing is that people don't learn you will never take on JZ and win The Man has an Intelligence Background he has means and ways of finding your skeletons and bring them to the fore, that small boy from Zimpopo is not making noise now he has a lot to deal with now and that should keep him busy and I hope they take everything from him. Simple rule of Politics, If You Can't Beat Them Join them otherwise your vote doesn't count and you reduced to just complaining on News24 and other blogs Lol, oh and being bitter and not being able to do anything about it except leave the country

  • mlungisi.kunene - 2012-10-04 10:44

    Fair discussion..

  • captaine.morgan.90 - 2012-10-04 11:24

    Seriously! The media need to stop propagating their own agenda!! *fighting chance of holding on to the party leadership and the presidency* ... fighting chance is what you give to the Cricket team when they have lost 2 out of their 3 games, Not a president whose ratings *within* his own party are above 60%.

  • nosizolwethu.dube - 2012-10-04 11:24

    Is it possible for humans to establish a government that will really bring lasting happiness?

      emile.marais - 2012-10-04 15:23

      If selfish and greedy individuals die out then, yes.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-04 11:31

    When will these ANC people wake up!!! You are following a leader into a fire...

  • tw2066 - 2012-10-04 11:32

    Our "democracy" is actually not a democracy at all. Consider that the man in the street cannot nominate a candidate. Only the ANC elitists can. The the vote is conducted by some 4000 morons from the ruling elite. Sorry to tell the masses, but their strruuuugle didn't bring replaced a white Nationalist party with a black one. Hey, service delivery? Jobs? So the masses can use all the amenities now, regardless of race, but either those amenities are decayed or too expensive to enjoy. Oh well, your ANC, your oppression.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-10-04 16:35

      I agree. None of those 4500 delegates will arrive in a PUTCO bus or a TAXI, it will be Mercs, Chryslers and BMW's at Mangaung.

  • Roto Rate - 2012-10-04 12:40

    I wonder who told more Montlante was more popular than Zuma. The media is trying to still that right to choose from the majority. They are no long reporting the facts but campaigning for a certain individual, who real knows that he is not popular, the branches, provinces

      phello.khiba - 2012-10-04 23:23

      i know what makes,zuma more popular than motlanthe.1st zuma's got more wife than motlante,2nd zuma, is busy building new york city,at inkandla..thats why he is popular..thats de difference.

  • wayne.faulds - 2012-10-04 14:26

    A significant increase in registered numbers of ANC members in KZN within the last two months prior to finalisation of voting lists. Co-incidence? I think not. You can bet your bottom dollar that JZ has been pulling some strings to allow himself another term to continue abusing the public purse.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:03

      What is wrong with that?

  • honest.mrwebo - 2012-10-04 14:29

    I think Galema Motlante`s position on Malema has strengthened JZ`s chances of a second term more than the growth of voting delegates from KZN. Bad Move Motlante !! , you should have kept your opinion to yourself , immediately after learning about what you said about Juju`s expulsion from the movement , I took my vote for you back. You should have played a unifying role and not chosen sides , especially choosing the camp that has now proved to be too destructive for the movement and the country . We share most efforts to bridge the gap between the people of South Africa but differ radically with the methods of achieving the same objectives.

  • vusi.hadebe.5 - 2012-10-04 14:40

    This article is reminiscent of an old apartheid reporters who saw South Africans on the basis of either their colour or the language they speak. In this day and age it is reactionary of the lowest order for the so-called "expert" to refer to people contesting party political positions as a "Zulu", "Xhosa" or "Tswan" delegate. Such notion is counter-productive and is taking us 50 years back as a country. I'm not sure what expertise does the author of this have other than being naive and racist of the lowest order!!!

      emile.marais - 2012-10-04 15:29

      That is a matter of opinion. I would rather know all the facts (even those less politically correct) to make up my own mind.

      nelisiwe.simamane - 2012-10-04 15:49

      u r very correct, it jus shows no matter what Afrians do, it wil alwys b looked down upon....ONGXIWANKULU....abasiyeke

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-10-04 16:48

      I don't think that the a candidate stands in our society is unimportant, and being either Zulu, Afrikaans, Tswana or whatever has an effect on the way people vote for candidate This happens all over the world, Apart from cultural background also religion, family and other values play a role, look at the US elections as an example. Nothing apartheid in that.

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-10-04 15:21

    please Zuma,just die before you grab thelifeline........

  • heather.brownlow.1 - 2012-10-04 15:36

    Dan it does not matter who wins it will be chaos as usual. Its the unions that need to go it alone.

  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-10-04 17:45

    Isn't it better the devil u know than the devil u don't know?

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-10-04 18:41

    Is it! Mangaung here come the BIG GUNS!\r\n\r\nGood luck, may the best man win.

  • lledwaba3 - 2012-10-05 00:15


  • tumelo.kgaphola - 2012-10-05 01:00

    jacob zuma eish

  • mawetu.janda - 2012-10-05 02:58

    I'm not a Zulu nor a ZOOMER.The real and very simple analysis (than this one -sided junk) is that a large number of people -in all provinces and tribes- very much hate MALEMA than Zuma . That shutters Motlante's Hopes and Wishes of becoming a party president.I think He (Motlante)must just forget for now especially if He uses MALEMA sa a passport.

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-05 06:32

    I 4got it's springbreak nd all white schoolkids are now on News24 making immature comments, we know abt u stealing black ppl's identities bcos u r cowards, learn abt ur country from encyclopedia nd not from news24,

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-05 07:05

      Kenny, Google Bert the cat vs cat balloon and see what happens to you...

      luke.dekoker - 2012-10-05 14:01

      kenny.bianco.7.. least they (white schoolkids)are on school holiday break..unfortunately you cannot say the same as you have never attended a school (or maybe you are still in a zimpopo school at the age of 35).. by the way who on earth would want your identity?? It's cowards like you that thinks of stealing all the time.

  • B.b. - 2012-10-05 07:09

    U r all tribalists, except for Zuma. He has never mentioned anything about tribalism, but Malema did mention tribalism, which means he (Malema) is tribalistic in his political views. Even the anaylist is tribalistic also. Do u think all the people in KZN love Zuma? U r wrong my man. I have seen a like about Xhosa and Zulu people as if this ANC is rival between Xhosas and Zulus! I'm so disappointed.

      mmutlane - 2012-10-05 19:54

      Myself as a Botswana citizen I am saying let Zuma step down he is the one who instigated a commission to infiltrate the botswana intelligence service in pursuit of regime change in that country now is his country that is on fire what a sweet revenge Botswana. Is independent state not a province of South Africa therefore what happens there is non of Zuma's business the falling like a rotten peach from a tree tell me is there any leader who can allows that while he is busy poking his nose in affairs of other countries\r\nThe idiot have to step down

  • markus.botha - 2012-10-05 08:51

    Don't you need to be good at your job to keep it?

  • linda.mampa - 2012-10-05 09:16

    Tym 4 chnge..Zuma hs been given a chance, is tym to step down. Tym 4 new innovative ideas, Zuma eargernss 2 sty 4 anthr tym is a sign of greed en selfishnss.

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-10-05 13:28

    Hope the "lifeline" is rotten and will snap when he cross the in full flood river!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-10-05 14:04

    The is Home grown Democracy!! and bound to succeed!!

  • dumisani.dube.399 - 2012-10-06 12:46

    i strongly support zuma for re-election , motlanthe looks like he dont have backbone.