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Zuma wants more Africa seats at UN

2012-09-28 22:17

Johannesburg - Africa needs to be better represented in the United Nations security council, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

"About 70% of the agenda of the UN security council is taken up by issues from the African continent," Zuma said in a statement.

"The security council has to be expanded in both categories, with at least two seats for Africa in the permanent category and five in the non-permanent category."

The presidency said on Friday Zuma had returned from New York, where he was attending the 67th session of the UN general assembly.

He was accompanied by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Zuma was appointed to serve in UN secretary general Ban ki Moon's Education First initiative, which was launched on Wednesday.

While in the United States the president also attended meetings on the side-lines on the general assembly.

These included meetings on Somalia and the Sahel region.

Zuma said: "The Somali leadership is expected to play a very critical role in developing a vision that will serve to rally Somali stakeholders and international partners in our efforts at post-transition development."

South Africa was committed to working with Somalia to strengthen relations between the two countries, he said.

Zuma encouraged the international community to assist the people and government in the Sahel region in dealing with the challenges of drug trading, terrorism and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

Comments
  • jc.smit - 2012-09-28 22:32

    What does Africa know about Security... If Zuma looked at his own country and continent's security he'd see that would be a horrible mistake.

  • Anthony - 2012-09-28 22:32

    Why.? Lol lol lol what an embarresment

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-09-28 22:38

    A few of your wives and family members should be ideal for those positions.

  • andre.wagner.16906 - 2012-09-28 22:42

    There is a reason why 70% of the agenda at UN relates to African issues. The African governments are not capable, of addressing the issues and institute preemptive procedures to prevent any disasters. But it surely looks like Africa loves crisis management which only relates to where it is currently , standing begging for international aid.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-28 22:45

    The 70% of issues taken up by the UN and involving Africa, is related to war, hunger and Aid. Money is poured into Africa, to counter bad governance and Policy, by Morons and Warlords, now JZ wants to control it? That would be the end of the UN… which might not be a bad thing?

  • ian.vanloggenberg - 2012-09-28 23:23

    Charity, infrastructure ,law and order all begin at home...

  • ppisciotta - 2012-09-28 23:24

    As fat as Americans might be their seats can not accomodate even one of Zuma's wives much less more Africans. Why on earth would the UN elect to add more seats for Africans when Africans have proven they can't manage themselves out of the bush - much less be considered civilized to sit with the rest of humanity.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-09-28 23:24

    He is starting to sound as deluded as Idi Amin !

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-09-29 00:39

      Admiral of the African Navy, King of Parliament, Professor of Education to the United Nations Jacob Zuma Dada, King of Scotland and all the earth....not!

  • ppisciotta - 2012-09-28 23:29

    And he picks at his nose in front of the UN?

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-09-29 00:40

      Just changing his mind manually :-)

      ntebu.mthi - 2012-09-29 10:16

      Did the Prez pick his nose in front of the UN for real?*embarassed*

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 12:48

      He did not Ntebu. Allow Die Boeremag members who are gathered here to have their fun lying to each other because Operasie Popeye has failed. Lying to each other is how they now roll :)

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-28 23:42

    OOOOHHHH..... because HIS wives can't FIT ON ONE SEAT....EACH

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-09-28 23:50

    Beggars wanting to be choosers? Zuma, a country's social value depends on how much they put in, not on how much they pull out. And African solutions for African problems ought to be found by the African Union, where your ex-wife is conveniently in charge. Why does the non-African world have to pick up the burden of Africa when Africans are forever bleating about how they want to be in charge of their own destiny (but with someone else and non-African paying all the bills, of course...)

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-29 00:10

    Africans must reclaim Africa from the west. If the UN is not prepared to have more Africans occupy permanent and non permanent seats, then they should focus their energies on Greece UK and American issues. Africa is rich in minerals, fertile soil, oil and a whole lot of other natural resources. Not everything that Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema or even Robert Mugabe is saying is stupid. The west driven media has always focused on those leaders in Africa who are failing. If a country is doing well economically and have a good leadership, it will barely appear in newspapers.

      grant.burden.1 - 2012-09-29 00:25

      Not everything they say is stupid but 99.9% of what they say is stupid.

      faan.kruger.9 - 2012-09-29 00:30

      they have already done it!! etc....zimbabwe...that flourishing jewel north of us under a wonderfull statesman by the name of president Robert Mugabe. Why dont you emigrate there to enjoy the fruits that the evil West withheld fom you for centuries! Be a man ....emigrate!!!

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-29 16:33

      Africa has reclaimed Africa from Europe and the West,don't you remember the end of colonialism?But nothing you predict has materialized,to the contrary,Africa is today more poor it's people more suppressed,disease and filth more apparent,the state of economies that existed under colonialism devastated...in fact modern Africa is nothing more than a large charity case perpetually crying out about how bad their lot is and doing nothing about it.I am so tired of explaining this truth to such as yourself..you are deluded without imagination of no intellect and every breath you take is a crime against the rest of humanity!!

  • B.b. - 2012-09-29 01:03

    Zuma doesn't read all these lol lol lol...So u r busy entertaining urselves lmaooo,,,Go to the theatre and create jokes about him, he won't care. There have been many individuals trying to upset him to yawn, he doesn't do that. U can say 'Voetsek' but he'll keep on smiling and greet u the next time u meet. He doesn't have a skin, but a leather. Lol lol lol he is not a mamarish, that's y most of the women like him so much and u call it women abuse, my God, Africans,,,,ay ay ay u better watch only and say nothing at all.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 06:32

      How do you know? Did he tell you? Besides, the ANC's spindoctors do you fool. That is why the ANC hates the media. Further, when I graduated from varsity, I went to an interview at the Presidency's communications department. As part of the interview I was asked to read a letter which had been written to The Star which was critical of Mbeki, and prepare a response to it. That, idiot is proof the ANC reads. Gareth Cliff also wrote a scathing letter on the internet just over a year ago. He was subsequently invited by the ANC for lunch. Zuma probably does not because, as his son Juju recently said, he is an “illiterate!”

      B.b. - 2012-09-29 06:54

      Ncooooo @Themba T Sgobongo sofudu! Msila wevondo awungen ekhaya! Zishaye somfana, mina sengishilo lol lol lol the Malema spirit has perambulated through my heart kwaaaaaaa

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 07:05

      Ngizishaye ngoba kwenzenjani silima sembuzi? You must be an idiot to think women love that stupid called Zuma. They love what he can offer: a good life, that is why even some of Mswati's wives are deserting him and one of Zuma's wives wabanjwa ezitika ngebodyguard yakhe

      B.b. - 2012-09-29 07:45

      Kwaaaaa awuthi sivule isikole ke manje: uyabona njengoba bengikuqephuza nje weThemba, leligama engilifake ekugcineni elithi 'Zishaye' alisho khona ukuzishaya physically, kodwa lisho ukuth khululeka ungagiya, noma wenzeni, ubongele abanye, noma uhlabe ingoma, it's up to my pal. And the other thing about my statement, I didn't mean wat I've just said, I was waiting for someone to say, \Ya, the reason y he won't read it's because he's illiterate\, but then nobody has said it. Lol lol lol u can't offend me my bro, becoz that's wat I want from anybody. People who know me, they just laugh when I'm saying something stupid because they know I'm looking for that offensive attention. I don't want to live with polite people. I become polite to u the first time we meet and as time goes on, no no no u'll see something else lol lol Themba T sgobongo sofudu!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 07:48

      Hamba silima sembuzi :)

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-09-29 16:42

      You are one of those idiots that's supports anything or anyone as long as you can argue with those who are more adept at rationalizing than yourself..you are pathetic and help to remind the rest of us how hopeless is the possibility of this country being anything else but a failed African state..like all the rest..one day the world will get tired of such as yourself and you will be consigned to cleaning toilets and scrubbing floors for the rest of your pathetic existence!!Sit down FOOL!!!

  • jf.lambert2 - 2012-09-29 02:00

    what else dya want??? anything we can do for you???

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-29 02:19

    Mr press if ur failling 2 fix security in ur country what do u think about continent africa ,its like building a house without a blueprint :::ONE:::

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-09-29 03:12

    SO THAT YOU ALL CAN BEG FOR MORE HANDOUTS

      Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 05:58

      The African agenda is more trade with Africa and not more aid!! Europe and North America is happy to rape this continent of our of its mineral resources till it bled dry!! but they don't want to trade with it!!!! Its a race thing!!!!

      Heinrich Swart - 2012-09-29 10:52

      Tsepo.. Do you know how many white Africans are living in Sa ? Why do you say it's a race thing? Do you personally feel inferior? Well don't, we all have to compete on the same level(rest of the world at least). Just because UN seats have to be on merrit(no AA or BEE). Don't crap yourself over race. It's not.

  • beryl.knipe - 2012-09-29 05:15

    Sad Mr President - sad! The UN certainly hasn't united any nations so what do you expect from them? Tch!

      Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 05:52

      hehehehehe!!!! very funny Its Nations United not uniting a nation!! You dom maar!!! made me laugh though!!

  • joseph.mantsoe - 2012-09-29 05:18

    Before you can even think of UN, please focus on the new ANC Leadership positions ahead of December Conference. No second term for you, No to Malema n his personal interests he better focus on business as the businessman. Give the likes of Kgalema Motlantlhe a chance to be a part of gravy train, everyone deserves a chance and you guys are rich because of taxpayer's money. Only in South Africa where you will get Teachers, SAPS Members, Soldiers n other goverment department whom i won't mention are earning peanuts, Almost 80% of Marikana Mine workers are already earning more than goverment employees and this uncalled for!

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 05:28

    The UN will become another useless talk show just like the AU if the former goatherder's demand is granted. A big NO-NO!

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 06:09

    Msholozi, international diplomacy is not your strong point!!!! Leave it alone!! For Zuma to speak on behalf of Africa at the UN he must first be accepted in Africa!! which is not the case!!! Africa is divided immensely, Africa does not have a single voice!!! To make matters worse South Africa does not have an African agenda, we don't have a policy towards Africa!!! Frankly we don't know what to do with it! So to go to the UN Security Council and pretend to be speaking on behalf of Africa is ludicrous in my view!!!

      scholesss - 2012-09-29 06:50

      yu right man...the west, north, central and southern africa have diffrent views. we i think we need to settle this with the African Union and thus when we may get maybe one voice. look for example Angola our sadc member has got enough oil.while here in mzansi we suffer for oil prices but geuss what the its foreign owned...all our raw resources are owned buy outside companies..

      Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 08:29

      @Stalingcina, you couldn't be more wrong!! Nkosazana's election was not a sign of endorsement, President Zuma had to travel all over west Africa to get them to vote for her even bribed a few countries that's why Nigeria protested the election of Nkosazana!! Think again mate!! Africa does not like SA!!! They see us as bully boys of Africa!!!!

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 06:17

    This is where I missed my favourite president of all times Mbeki!! He understood that in order to the world, we must first conquer Africa! He had an African agenda unlike Zuma!! Mbeki had his African Renaissance and he understood very well that Africa needs to be united for Africa to prosper!!! Africa holds all the world's resources but Africa is poor!!! imagine if Africa spoke with one voice when it came to its mineral resources!!!? This continent will be VERY wealthy indeed!!! At least Mbeki understood this concept!!!!!

      scholesss - 2012-09-29 06:42

      good point bro yaka

      collins.ntelele - 2012-09-29 07:22

      Which concept Mbeki understood?The one who told the word he doesnt understand the logic behind HIV causing AIDS while people were dying in droves of the disease when he was at the helm.Think again.

      collins.ntelele - 2012-09-29 07:23

      Which concept Mbeki understood?The one who told the word he doesnt understand the logic behind HIV causing AIDS while people were dying in droves of the disease when he was at the helm.Think again.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 08:45

      @Tshepo: You know the advanced nations of the world have invested a lot into space. Do you know that soon enough space exploration and mining will become a reality? So what happens when African minerals that the African content tries to hold the world for ransom for becomes obsolete? Tell me what happens to Africa when the world no longer “needs” its minerals? You can see where this is going can’t you? Yet Africa is Africa and refuses to advance. Africa refuses to plan or even evolve. In the future Africa will only be good for one thing: Slave labour. Why not just labour, hahahaha there is no way Africa can compete with working cultures like the Chinese and Indians. Africa and Africans are destined to be relegated to the sidelines of history with small little footnotes that will be put there in the name of political correctness. It will probably read “These relics from history talked too much, did even less and in the end was the constructers of their own demise”. If Africans don’t wake up they will be left behind.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-29 12:42

      Tshepo Gwamanda. Well said young man, well said.

  • jacoists - 2012-09-29 06:56

    All I have to say whilst laughing, is that the African countries involved in the security matters, can't even look after their own issues. Now, you want them to be represented on the Security council mr Zuma.\r\nDon't always try and make as if you are so clever by wriggeling yourself into places. The UN consist out of more than only African countries.\r\nLet those with experience and with the abilities to safeguard their own countries represent the Board in order to manage those who are incapable of doing it themseves.\r\nCome back to SA and stop this strikes in your own country.\r\nIf you can sweep yuor own country's stoop by leading by example, you can go back and make new suggestions to the UN again.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-09-29 07:01

    Why? So more Africans can dip fingers into state funds. Leave the UN to people who know what they're doing and go take a shower.

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-29 08:03

      Can you suggest one please! George bush perhaps?

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-29 07:13

    Just making sure the extra wives that are coming have somewhere to sit.

  • Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 07:21

    The African way I want, I want never earn anything

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-29 07:47

      Cobo?

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 07:51

      Typical that the mentality I expect from you kind

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 08:04

      I know nothing about Ive seen it happen to three country's already you and your Malema you are all wankers with no common sense

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 08:47

      Spoken by a foreigner

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 08:54

      It amazes me that the African continent has not yet figured out that you can’t eat gold, silver or diamonds but yet it is what they strive for. I love African brother hood, it goes the way of the dinosaur as soon as money becomes an issue. Then they have no problem taking out an AK and enslaving those same “brothers” while raping and murdering the countries mothers and daughters.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 19:07

      @themba.thwala.98: You know what is ironic about that last comment of yours. When the poop hits the fan here (and it will) Orania will be the better place to be.

  • Adriano Rodrigues - 2012-09-29 07:25

    Who is gonna sit there? Mugabe? Amin? Mdluli? Malema? Mswati? just asking

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-29 07:49

      Helen zille, i am sure you dont have a problem with her sitting there.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-09-29 07:50

      Amin is dead you ignorant Clown. (Malema and Mdluli are not elected leaders of any country)

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-29 07:57

      Maybe Pieter Mulder

      gngaleka - 2012-09-29 08:21

      Janus Waluz..happy?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 08:54

      Let's give that job to Clive Derby-Lewis. He'll be jobless anyway when, no, IF he get his parole

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 07:44

    A friendly warning to the UN. The African continent is real good at a lot of things. One is taking European concepts and corrupting it. I personally think the UN is useless but think the UN can’t be more useless? Think the UN can’t talk more and do less? Give control of the UN to Africa and see what happens. If you know what is good for you you will leave Africa alone and let the Africans deal with African problems. The Africans do have their own organizations that deal with African issues that are pretty much as useless as the UN already. Africa is now fast becoming a state of China so let the Chinese sort out Africa. White gloved Europeans will never be anything but the devil to Africans. Africans wants to do it themselves so let them. Why not spend your time and effort and sort out Europe. I’d start with talking off the white gloves and getting all those illegal’s out of Europe back to prosperous, law abiding and successful Africa. Let Africa be and in 30 to 50 years you can have what you want from Africa FOR FREE.

  • Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 08:20

    I see the truth has struck a nerve

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 08:57

      LOL yeah well by now you should also know being called a “racist” is 95% of the time just a misguided opinion trying to distract from the truth. Normal cANCer behaviour.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 09:01

      You should also know by now that generalising and reducing everything to “the African” way/mentality is the lazy way that is used only by Die Boeremag idiots because they cannot think and substantiate their arguments :)

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 09:52

      But themba.thwala.98, if “the African” way/mentalist is the rule of thumb then would the generalization of behaviour not follow suit? If you get robbed 5 times and all 5 times the perpetrator was African would it not be rule of thumb to expect to be robbed by African no.6? Doesn’t change the fact that robber no.6 will pretty much be guaranteed to be African? Come on, it’s like you telling me that strikers will not buss in and gooi rubbish in the street and trash everything in their path at the very least. It is what it is and only the political correctness will try to tell you that you can pick up a turd by its clean side.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 12:42

      Point taken Jamba.

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-29 08:24

    The comment that the ANC "hates the media" is a very insightful comment.... baring in mind there is an info bill on the table! The only reason why they "hate" the media is because for a short period of time after the '94 elections the ANC was the "darling" of the world, promising a lot to all the voters, left, right and centre! The media keeps good record of this, and now that delivery is poor, the media will hold them accountable! ......it's called democracy, something we all have a say in. So stop attacking those instruments that are protecting our freedom! Domkop! More seats on the UN for Africa? They can't even organise an African Union, effectively in their own backyard!

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-09-29 08:29

    South Africa continually abstain from voting on pertinent issues,JZ why don't you just give SA's spot to a brother country instead of wasting the seat you currently occupy.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-29 08:44

      I agree, there is a national and international lack of policy with the ANC government. We are just bopping around like a cork on the open ocean.

      Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-29 08:45

      SA is trying to align itself with China the next power house! Don't know if that's a good strategy!!!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 08:48

      Beyond readind a speech prepared for him, Zuma does not have the slightest clue about what is going on at the UN. That is why SA does not vote :)

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 10:19

      @ Tshepo Gwamanda: Do I detect a shift in opinion there Tshep? You might also want to consider that SA has painted itself into a corner appointing itself as big brother Africa. South African is now seen as “the bully” on this continent and it does not sit well with other African countries. I’d go so far as to say that South Africa is falling out of favour with other African countries and that in itself will cause a huge amount of problems if not destabilize this continent even further. Here is the real problem, South Africa thinks it knows better but technically speaking other African countries understand Africa better so who is South Arica to prescribe to them.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-29 08:50

    @Themba i agree with my brother

  • Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 08:54

    That seat is empty, gone to murder and rape some one

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 09:01

      He must have grown up with you Temba he learnt from the best

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-29 09:09

      excuses excuses face it you where brought up this way even before HF's time

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-29 09:53

      Themba, you are wasting your time with racial extremists. They will always think they were born better than any other race on earth. According to them killers, rapists, lazy and incompetent people are of a darker colour.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 12:15

      @sefako.mokgalaka: Question: Do you deny that 99.8% off “killers, rapists, lazy and incompetent people” are people of “darker colour”? Why use the word racist when you just justified his comment?

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 13:52

      @themba.thwala.98: Since sefako.mokgalaka already knows what I think I just needed conformation. He denies himself based on others thoughts ... that ironically enough is the truth. Interesting don’t you think?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 14:18

      No, I don't think so Kosie :)

  • mart.botha - 2012-09-29 09:24

    African Leaders cannot even sort out the crap in their own countries. What on earth do you think you have to offer the UN that will add value. Get the African Union to add value to the continent and then let's talk. All you are looking for is a shortcut to handouts. I am getting to believe that these African Countries who cannot manage the size and productivity of their population, should not receive handouts. Handouts should be given to assist only those countries whose situation is not as a result of their own actions ie. over population, war, insurrection, criminality etc. If this sounds harsh, consider that your very own livlihood and survival is edged ever closer to risk, the more reckless governments look after their own interests before those of their own people.

  • mokonyama.khelslehlogonolo - 2012-09-29 09:32

    what change will that bring? because you either with china or USA. both want to recolonize Africa. its all about who will recolonize us better.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 10:23

      Good luck with China.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-29 11:16

    The UN Security Council needs extensive reform. The veto-wielding countries have shown over and over again that they cannot be trusted to act as honest brokers regardless of whose ox is gored. They continuously act in self-interest while ordinary people suffer on their account. It's blatant corruption and it's not the way that a global body supposedly offering visionary leadership should be run. A permanent seat in the Security Council will enable Africa to negotiate or veto resolutions that infringe on African economic and political interests. Global issues that affect Africa’s economy such as global warming, will impact the developing world more than the developed. Africa can better discuss such issues as a globally recognised political player and the UN Security Council presence can give it such prestige. The inclusion of Africa will also highlight the progressive democratic nature of the Security Council and thus will legitimise it within the continent. It will also highlight a movement away from the 1945 setup to a more 21st century setup that fairly presents the state of the global community.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 11:32

      "fairly presents the state of the global community" based on what and on who's opinion? Economic contribution to the global economy? Problem resolution? Support for terrorist states and organizations? Population growth? Productivity? Stability? Unfortunately Africa is know for all the wrong reasons so that begs the question, if Africa is so efficient, fair and powerful, why can’t it solve its problems via the African Union? Why does Africa need the UN?

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 12:32

      Africa needs the UN as far as issues and decisions affecting Africans are concerned” – Why then have an African Union? Isn’t that what they are supposed to do? If the African Union sorted Africa’s problems why need the UN? “mumbo jumbo”? “nonsense”? Didn’t really answer any of my questions. Africans need to get off their high horse. This is what the world is about. Think the world cares if a few thousand Africans kills each other? How much of food aid does Africa consume? Here is some “mumbo jumbo” for you: The world is getting sick of looking after Africa. The world is getting sick of being held hostage and is now working on ways to free itself of the African bond. The world is sick of pouring resources into a bottomless pit. The world is looking at Africa with contempt and with good reason. Hell just last week I heard a high ranking official say Anglo is talking about closing the platinum divisions. If that happens let us blame the European union for that one OK! Just demanding is an African concept but in the real world there are rules and you actually have to work to achieve respect and the admiration off your peers.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-29 12:40

      Africa wouldn't need the UN if it didn't make decisions affecting Africans. Zuma is saying that the UN shouldn't be making decisions affecting Africans if Africans themselves had no say in those decisions. What is difficult to understand about that. I always find it funny when emotional wrecks come on this site, start an argument and then get utterly confused and go on a tangent.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 14:03

      @fidel.mgoqi: You statement now begs the question why does the UN have to make decisions regarding Africa in the first place?

      Ronnie Doller - 2012-09-29 16:08

      Themba its because of people like you that our beloved country is f@cked.Send back the Zimbabweans,Nigerians to their countries and SA will blossem.Take note that Malemas biggest support comes from these aliens.They were the downfall of their countries,now they want to bring down our country.Viva SA.(best country in the world in need of a leader)

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-09-29 12:02

    filthy snot vreter!

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 12:07

      Amper van my stoel af geval soos ek lag........

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-29 13:22

      And you Boeremag idiots should remember that Die Vierkleur is not going to hoist itself and black people are also not going to volunteer leaving for Zimbabwe neh? So stop scratching each other's balls NOW and your klippies and coke binge drinking, falling off your chairs and get Operasie Popeye back on track.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 14:01

      @themba.thwala.98: I don't drink and still I find that comment hilarious!

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-09-29 12:13

    Zuma shuold rather pick a new wife than his nose. Can't wait to see him fall on his ar$e again!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-29 12:30

    If 70% of the agenda is taken up by African Issues, Africa should get his house in order first. Your house is also crumbling Jacob Zuma. What are you doing about it?.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-29 14:06

    I wish this oke would go educate himself.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-29 14:08

    Well said Koos.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-29 14:12

    What really amazes me is that the people who have the least experience and know how to run a country peacefully and efficiently and who have voted this country without maturity into the ground have got the biggest mouths regarding comments made here.Get with the program the world owes you nothing.

  • cecil.wright.142 - 2012-09-29 18:42

    The only reason Zuma attends these meetings is for the food and the shopping. When he opens his mouth to speak all he does is show the rest of the world what an idiot he is. The only reason he would want more African seats is that he is already seeing another way to get his hands on more money - obviously not for the country.

  • amanda.matthews.14811 - 2012-09-29 20:55

    Zuma is hilarious. Not one word of comment from Sky News, CNN, Al Jazeera or the BBC about his ridiculous statements at the U.N. I watched for reaction from all News channels. You see, Jacob Zuma and the rest of the basket case of africa is rendered as just that - a basket case. No need for any comment from any overseas press. Only comment about his address on E News. What a sad joke.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-29 21:47

      Indeed.

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-09-30 17:38

    That's right. More to steal. UN. Corruption. Africa. More poverty.

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