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Zuma win brings blend of happiness, cynicism

2012-12-18 22:01

Johannesburg - A blend of happiness and cynicism greeted Jacob Zuma's re-election as ANC president at the party's national conference in Mangaung on Tuesday.

Brand SA, which was previously known as the International Marketing Council of SA, said Zuma's re-election boded well for the country's future.

"It creates a better sense of certainty and continuity," said chairperson Chichi Maponya in a statement.

While Zuma retained his position as ANC president, businessman Cyril Ramaphosa scooped the second top seat as his deputy. Gwede Mantashe retained his post as secretary general, and Jessie Duarte was voted deputy secretary-general. Baleka Mbete remained in the national chairperson post, while Zweli Mkhize was elected treasurer-general.

"It is also pleasing to see... Ramaphosa, who as Zuma's deputy will help solidify the ANC presidency and improve investor and local business confidence."

Maponya was pleased that the conference was largely peaceful and orderly, and believed this was a sign of a maturing democracy.

The ANC Youth League congratulated the new office bearers and thanked delegates for voting in "a disciplined and committed manner".

It called for "radical policies" from the conference, saying young people were tired of promises.

The Eastern Cape ANC branch was happy that members it had nominated provincially had made it onto the national top six.

"The focus now is to ensure that the Eastern Cape has a strong representation in the national executive committee..."

Business Unity SA welcomed the return of old office-bearers, and the introduction of new faces.

"We singularly embrace the mix of continuity and introduction of new and fresh leadership, which we hope will underscore the injection of new ideas as well as the continuance of existing country programs."

The organisation called on the new leaders to make speedy progress in improving investment confidence, fighting corruption and helping the poor and jobless.

"The time is now to get down to work, rebuild and reclaim lost ground as a matter of urgency," it said.

Disintegration

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said the election results would hasten the disintegration and collapse of the ruling party.

"Many ANC members and many more ANC voters are feeling alienated by today's decision in Mangaung."

She believed it was a sad day for South Africa because Zuma's re-election sent out a message that the African National Congress was a movement that put "powerful people" above the law.

Zille was referring to Zuma's previous legal battle against corruption allegations, resulting from the fraud conviction of his former financial advisor Schabir Shaik.

In April 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority dropped the charges against Zuma, just months before he was elected to the country's top post.

In response to her comments, the ANC said "remarks made by DA leader, Helen Zille, about the re-election of Cde President Jacob Zuma are nothing but political jealousy inspired by malicious desperation to have the same support enjoyed by the ANC in this country

"The nature of remarks in her statement exposes Zille’s personal hatred of the ANC in her clumsy attempt to clamber the media attention given to the ANC Conference,"party spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

The Freedom Front Plus said if the top six failed to overcome apparent divisions in the party, the election would mark the beginning of the end for the ANC.

"The brutality of the past couple of month's leadership struggle in the ANC has left huge political wounds and illustrated the huge division within the ANC," FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder said in a statement.

Motlanthe's failure to win the top seat meant the ANC had "in a very cruel manner... sent him into the political wilderness", said Mulder.

In Mangaung, Zuma supporters sang struggle songs and waved posters after the results were announced.

While messages of support were delivered in the main marquee, Zuma's supporters continued to celebrate outside.

"We are happy that he retained his position. There were people who were snakes in the leadership and went about saying things against the leadership of the ANC," said Sipho Nkosi of Ophongolo, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Jessica Ramoroko, 35, of Moretele in North West, was also ecstatic. She said Zuma understood the needs of the people and was humble.

"I'm so happy," she said.

Comments
  • mogori.mogashoa - 2012-12-18 22:11

    I always envy countries in which after a bruising elective battle people and parties come together and congratulate the victor even if they do so with knives being sharpened on their backs! Ours is a sadder reality where point scoring is more important that national cohesion. What saddens me most is that it is those who seem sophisticated who are the main perpetrators of this behavior. So Madam Zille, if you have nothing nice to say today, kindly sit down!!

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-12-18 22:36

      What nice things are there to say about a bunch of corrupt thieving bunch of you know whats? Maybe she should just sit down, as there are too many ill-informed voters that can only use thumb-prints to vote.....cheers! here's to them *moet cling*

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-12-18 22:37

      @mogori In most countries, the opposition would not be congratulating a President that was corrupt, an aldulterer, a meglomaniac, racist, squanderer of tax payers money, self centered, self enriching, poor leader, ineffective. Did I miss anything? Mogori, please tell me I am wrong and justify your response

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-12-18 23:40

      @ ganon Well your racist 'chip on the shoulder' is surfacing. Nobody has mentioned Black, white or coloured people until you mentioned it. It's funny isn't it ! I merely commentented on the facts about the President and you have gone off on a racist tirade. It doesn't matter what colour the President is, I would have been just as critical about him, even if he was a shade of green. The facts don't lie. If I am wrong with any of my assertions, please tell me, but dont go off in a racist manner and make unsubstantiated accusations. You have let yourself down and proved that you are a racist of note. Have a nice day.

      cyril.mpanza.1 - 2012-12-19 03:50

      Forgeting the points scoring comments, all I can say that this was a mistake by the ANC loyalists. The ANC has confirmed it no longer a pricipled party by choosing Cde Zuma over Cde Motlanthe.

      thutothegreat - 2012-12-19 06:16

      @adrien I wonder how much did you say in the old Government.

      colin.dovey - 2012-12-19 07:20

      ANC Business Card = one side - "Struggle Credentials" - other side = Race Card. Real Jobs for the people? No answer. Dead silence.

      walter.marafioti - 2012-12-19 08:34

      Are you real? with your stupid comment?how can a intelligent human been accept such a disgrase result... did you really understand that your kids after all never going to emerge under such corrupt person, and is decision going to affect the life of your family?

      mogori.mogashoa - 2012-12-19 10:45

      @ Adrien and Walter; having schooled in Africa( Kenya) I am positive you have been exposed enough to politics and the roughness of that environment. After all that the former President has subjected Jacob Zuma to you are still holding firm that he is the self centered, corrupt megalomaniac? It is easy to assume that all in the ANC are stupid for believing in him and his abilities despite the glaring deficiencies that the media hold high like an Olympic torch!! The ANC is not a smal organization and as they say that with Great Power comes great responsibility, now add to that the responsibilities of running a country as diverse as SA which you have inherited from powers that instead of assisting you with success, their greatest efforts are to see you fail!! There are too many fires that Zuma and his team have to put out to be compared to the DA or any other small-ish organization and it takes guts for any man to do that job considering the mountains of resistance leading to the pool of water!!

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-19 10:57

      The real sad part is that people can vote for a openly criminal(3 prosecutors and many independent investigation agreed) and dubious character an like Zoomer, even worse for a party that has been proven(by several auditor general reports, criminal investigations etc) to be nothing more than a money grabbing mafia with no plan. In the end the children of the future will hate this generation of the ANC and rightly so.

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-19 12:52

      Mogori, Something nice to say??? about a criminal, fraudster, rapist, money grabber??? nothing nice to say whatsoever

  • tinyiko.ompie - 2012-12-18 22:16

    agreed

  • tinyiko.ompie - 2012-12-18 22:16

    You

  • innocentbongani.myeza - 2012-12-18 22:17

    Congratulations to Jacob Zuma for fooling people yet again.am so not looking forward to ur term again.but atleast I won't be disappointed,I won't xpct anything frm ur corrpt government.

  • innocentbongani.myeza - 2012-12-18 22:17

    Congratulations to Jacob Zuma for fooling people yet again.am so not looking forward to ur term again.but atleast I won't be disappointed,I won't xpct anything frm ur corrpt government.

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-18 22:20

    In as much as I got no solid reason not to like Zuma, but I think IQ wise, Kgalema is worth 3 Zumas±.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:30

      Correct, and he excused himself. Doesn't want to be associated with a leadership he cannot be part of, cannot influence for the better. Same goes for Manuel. How many more with a clean track record are left in the top structures of the ANC? Not many. Most have skeletons in the cupboard and owe their future career to the Zuma-camp, who are happy to have other mischiefs around, this way they will all cover each other (until Jesus returns..)

  • tobias.moretti.75 - 2012-12-18 22:24

    The election of Cyril Ramaphosa will shore up investor confidence-and bring back a significant section of wavering supporters. This means that the ANC will easily win in 2014. The DA fails to understand how politics functions in Africa, and thus continues to lose valuable opportunities to capitalise on voter support. It will make gains in 2014, especially in urban areas, but nowhere near enough to pose any realistic challenge. In our lifetimes, the ANC will rule/govern South Africa. The deterioraation that one sees will accelerate, but there will be no revolution. Checkmate? Checkmate.

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-18 23:31

      There's no need for a revolution in a democracy.

  • Stefan Erasmus - 2012-12-18 22:25

    Well said innocentbongani. Well said.....

  • thulanit3 - 2012-12-18 22:26

    Lol zille,,,focus on your da, prophet of doom.

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-12-18 22:43

      wait and see who the real prophet of doom will be, i see the doom already.....

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:42

      Apart from the beetroot policy of Mantho that has been reversed to a sensible police concerning HIV/Aids, what else is achieved in the last 3 years? general maintenance of all gouvernment resources is lacking on all levels, therefore deteriorating; education is in dire straits, economy is not growing, investments are not coming in, unemployment under youth is shocking. Therefore social unrest is mounting, political murders are an almost weekly occurance, violence in all aspects is increasing (anger), racial tensions are multiplying, etc, etc. Am i stating facts are spreading doom here?

  • nhlanhla.cecilia.9 - 2012-12-18 22:34

    congrtulaxin Jacob Zuma...

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-12-18 22:44

      huh? is that you JUJU?

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:44

      Yah, from me too, he's got some work to do, and I do not mean refurbishing his compound.

  • Xolani Siphesihle-romeo Dludla - 2012-12-18 22:35

    Im just curious how the hell did the deputy president and his Cabal intend to win over voters. who declares 3 days before an election that he wants to be president, Really...didn't he see how Zuma went after Mbeki Well thats how u do it, you dont creep around, now we left with a Dancing president, as opposed to a Silent one Who u never know what he is thinking. .

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:46

      Oh, that is so well said! Delegates could choose between mr useless and mr nobody. Now take your pick.

  • nhonkie.khoza - 2012-12-18 22:37

    congrates 2 our president u deserve 2 rule this country 4 decade.viva msholozi viva amandla awakholo baba.u deserve 2 b where u r.

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-12-18 22:52

      It is fantastic to know that you can put your head on your pillow each night and not even worry that you are being governed by a government that is pillaging you sweet cheeks - you obviously have no morals

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:47

      Sleep tight.

      Ptolemy - 2012-12-19 07:58

      What is in it for you nhonkie?

      johnny.better.12 - 2012-12-19 08:14

      There is none so blind, as those who do not WANT to see. Shame.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-19 11:00

      He deserves only his day in court.

      helen.watermelon.16 - 2012-12-19 12:56

      Nhonkie...another first class idiot

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-19 15:15

      lol!! haaa haaaa haaaaa!! That was hillarious, however on a more sobering thought, hard working honest south africans like myself, do not deserve an ass like him. Pardon the language, you might understand that I do not have an ounce of respect for him.

  • Xolani Siphesihle-romeo Dludla - 2012-12-18 22:39

    If the president was Recalled who wants to guess what happens to the deputy for challenging the Zulu King

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-12-18 22:42

    Africa is doomed. Met a Jamaican who said he wishes the British would rule Jaoaica againa as the black man has no clue.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-19 11:01

      In many African countries, I have heard many people saying similar things in private. It is actually sad to see people who eventually realize that being robbed, cheated lied to be there own leaders is what they got in the name of so-called freedom form colonialism.

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-12-18 22:43

    ..who were snakes in the leadership.. and they will get their annual raise.

  • innocentbongani.myeza - 2012-12-18 22:50

    During zuma's term,corrption became a way of living,the less said abt our education the bettr.34 miners were shot like dogs,coz they wanted bettr wages and almost forgot zuma built his dream home with tax payers money and yet we want to give him anada chance?for wat?for him to suck us dry and enrich his friends and family?

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:51

      Yes. Short & sweet.

  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-18 23:14

    These Zulus think we're stupid enough to help them put their tribal agenda forward. Now Zweli Mkhize is in top five to take over from their corrupt king in 2017. We calculated your moves bloody morons! You wanna turn SA into Zulu land! Forget come 2014 ANC will win with narrow margins and 2019 it'll be burial of ANC for good. 2013 Zuma will face music in court!

      salee.sithwell - 2012-12-18 23:34

      That's right, Prince. It's the other tribe. You are so right and intelligent. I love you.

      innocentbongani.myeza - 2012-12-18 23:37

      Its very wrong of u to paint us all with the same brush,am a zulu,but I dnt like zuma and I knw for a fact that he is corrpt and we also dnt want him as our president,only his corrpt friends and family want him to continue to make them rich.

      mlungisi.mwelase.9 - 2012-12-19 00:43

      You are a fool, few mönths ago you were sayin come Mangaung, now you sayin come 2014, mr empty threats, just shutup!

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:53

      Don't be too sure, Zuma is a very clever politician, he knows how to play th electorate, Prince. And with Patrice, Cyril, Gupta's on his side, he can afford to pay everyone to dance to his song: judges as well.

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-12-19 01:04

      Prince is correct. Point....

      happines.mabunda - 2012-12-19 07:38

      Im glad, there still some wisemen left in south African

      B.b. - 2012-12-19 09:07

      Lol anger has blinded ur eyes and made u see all the top 6 officials coming from the Zulu tribe woooow! The other provinces have turned out to be Zululand! Very funny. Let me tell u something about Motlante. His aim 4supporting Zuma 4president is 2007 was 4him to become the president of the country becoz he thought Zuma would be charged of corrupted and soon be recalled and let him take the position automatically. Unfortunately it didn't happen and dat's y Zuma was being criticised from the first day of his election. He(Motlante) knew he wouldn't become a president in Mbeki's era bcoz he wouldn't defeat him(Mbeki) so he used Zuma coz he knew Zuma would defeat Mbeki as it happened but then his(Motlante) plans failed

  • will.hodge.524 - 2012-12-18 23:16

    Bloody ninja turtle

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-12-18 23:16

    Congrats pickle brain..now listen you fargin moron..STOP STEALING and try keeping your zipper closed !! 2013 is the year Zoomer gets a klap!! Any side bets!!

      hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-12-18 23:19

      Last kick of a dead horse...Zuma is here to stay...

      MrGrumpy - 2012-12-18 23:30

      @hezekiel: Your support for Zuma will bring you everything you deserve. I suspect you will be disappointed, but will be happy to congratulate you if you achieve your grade 8 next year.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:57

      He has the financial back up now to force his way through. If you are a judge and you have the choice: get killed, brutally, and your loved ones too; or do as I say and get wealthy beyond you dreams/ no more worries as long as you live? What would you say? I bet he will get away with anything.

  • hezekiel.lefopane - 2012-12-18 23:17

    Its surprising how DA n it so called followers r forever talking about corruption and all those as if it only happens in SA...yes even during apartheid corruption was there..I was listening to one of the radio stations last week and they said SA is ranked 77 with Brazil for corruption..corruption is better than being subjected to racism...viva Anc viva

      Erna - 2012-12-18 23:26

      You should be a little more circumspect in your choices. Just because other countries are corrupt we have to accept it. To think we have to choose between racism and corruption is rediculous - why must we accept either?

      andrew.james.79677 - 2012-12-19 00:09

      Well, it depends how you look at it, I don't doubt for a second that there was corruption in the old regime... the only difference is in those days, they would get the job done then pocket the change. With our current government, it's all about pocketing the lot and forgetting all about the job. Unfortunately for you and the point that flies right over your head is that, you are the one who's getting screwed in the process.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 00:59

      But Brazil makes the economy grow, and slashes unemployment. Viva...?

      imabena10 - 2012-12-19 07:22

      And that's the smartest comment you can make? You clearly don't know much about research. Do it properly and you'll know that since Zuma's rein, corruption, crime and unemployment have gone up ten folds. This has nothing about being racism, but the fact that our tax money is used for personal use of the president (those small letters in President are no mistake). If I got the chance to, I'd tell him to his face, together with his entourage what I think about them. We are slowly headed down the road Zimbabwe traveled. Sad times.

      mammone.tau.5 - 2012-12-19 21:24

      Oh My God!! Are you Serious? The very same corruption that has us living in fear day and Night cause Hardened Criminals are More Human than us?? I Hope U say the same thing when its 1 of ur family members who was murdered for a R20.. Have you ever Been to a Public Hospital?? I honestly couldn't care less if I ate next to a white woman. But what I know now is I Need a Job to sustain myself. Racism is not Nice, but I doubt you know how Corruption has affected all of us.... Including U.

  • MrGrumpy - 2012-12-18 23:27

    Have you ever sat with old friends that you have not seen for a long time and with whom you have little in common? The only conversation is about the old days, the good old times, way back when. That is South African politicians and their voters today. "Remember when we........" While we all remember, we look backwards. I would not mind seeing a bit more of "We are busy with ..."

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 01:12

      @ Nicole: That is stretching it way too far. Surely, there were atrocities, but the streets were not scattered with bodies. (apart from the Soweto/ Sharpville murders) Come on, get real. If we would have been like Argentina, a negotiated settlement would have been impossible. Innocent people were killed on both side of the fence, and every life counts. We have had Marikana, rapes and murders in the most violent way unthinkable sometimes in it's sadistic nature in this free and fair country Now what's your take on that? Also apartheid's fault??

      imabena10 - 2012-12-19 07:27

      @Nicole. Is that all the focus is on? Whites this, Blacks that? What about your money that's been spent for Dumb S*@t like a bunker in Nkandla? We are from an apartheid regime, and not once do I recall F.W De Klerk or P.W Botha having a bunker and they were in more danger than our ninja turtle, yet he gets a bunker? I'm shocked that no one sees anything wrong with this picture.

  • Tshifhiwa Nengovhela - 2012-12-18 23:40

    is not about ANC and DA is about south africa zama is not good enough tolead us, total loser already his win was boosted by cyril ramaphosa's supporter, i cant for him to step down and live it to the true leader ramaphosa

  • julian.coetzee.56 - 2012-12-19 00:00

    I agree...Ramaposa should lead us...either way i will never leave SA...this land has so much potencial waiting to be activated!

      kndobe - 2012-12-19 00:27

      Dont you think he will protect his own interests, businesses over. A filthy rich person set to run a poor country like SA i do not think so.

  • Sam Magwaza - 2012-12-19 00:12

    ppl lyk 2 comment u dnt jst say a person is corrupt nd u cant prove it. Dnt raise de race issue into this matter can we plz concentrate on de right thing

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-12-19 01:23

      JZ has been implicated in a ruling on the Shaik case, and Shaik was send to prison for it. He was corrupt, with JZ as sole benneficiator. This as never challenged. That ruling stands still today. JZ is therefore a person who enjoys getting bribes, proven to be so in a court of law. And he is now the president of the ANC, and the ANC's candidate to stay president until 2019. That is just wrong.

      Erna - 2012-12-19 05:00

      Put zuma in front of a judge and let's see if bribery and corruption charges can be proven. My guess would be yes. For shaik to be found guilty of bribery there has to be someone to bribe. Another thing - your president and his supporters have done everything in their power to keep him out of the courts - what is he scared of?

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-12-19 00:35

    suddenly~ its spurious Zille whose telling truth,exactly what i'm presently feeling. are honest leaders have future in SA's politics?

  • kyle.white.39750 - 2012-12-19 01:33

    Hahahaha viva okay viva... dumb

  • kyle.white.39750 - 2012-12-19 01:34

    I agree 100 percent my man

  • marc.vaneldonk - 2012-12-19 02:44

    Four years ago, I asked many people, why they vote ANC. They asked me; What else should I vote ? Is it possible that this outcome for Pres. Zuma could be the same ?

  • john.mana.50 - 2012-12-19 02:45

    Well at least for now us taxpayers only have to pay for one R280 mil house

  • liam.doherty.334 - 2012-12-19 03:16

    Ouch, good luck SA, you are going to need it.......

  • piet.boerie - 2012-12-19 04:19

    This is a big win for the DA especially the Cyril "The Lonmim Assasin" Ramaphosa been elected alongside corrupt Zuma and their pro-business behaviour hiding behind pro-poor rhetoric. Over promising and under delivery. The Party will now definetly split with non corrupt real left wing supporters breaking away leaving behind the yes men corrupt thieves like Mac and the likes. Big win for the DA and the ANC gravy train cronies who voted, big mistake by the ANC and futher damage to South Africa. Expect e-tolls everywhere now(except if you are a Taxi)

      piet.boerie - 2012-12-19 04:23

      The ANC cronies have calculated the loss in votes by choosing unpopular Zuma and Cyril "The Lonmim Assasin" Ramaphosa will not be enough for the DA to win. The once might liberationists are now just another bunch of corrupt politicians at the trough.

  • barry.pointeer - 2012-12-19 05:10

    hummble my ass..

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-12-19 05:33

    All those saying that this is a big win for DA are so wrong, come next election people will put the ANC on government again and not because they are blind or stupid but because the DA hasn't brought anything to the table other than to attack Zuma left right and center

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-12-19 05:49

    With jz's track record cyncism is an understatement. Observers of his time in office who are not blinded by ignorance or arrogance will know that things don't bode well for SA with this self endulging criminal remaining at the helm.

  • evans.sabogona.1 - 2012-12-19 05:57

    pls mr president take zille to be your wife I think that is all she want from u can't you c that. long live JZ long live.

      Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-12-19 06:30

      Just shows you - you view it as an insult to be married to your baas. JZ must be ecstatic now to be validated for stealing and wasting so much money

      Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-12-19 06:36

      And for him to win does not actually mean that you are getting anything in return. Well, only more hardship. Dimwit

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-12-19 07:11

      I mean really,, don't you think he has enough wives?? And do you for one second think she will be willing to be TAKEN as his wife??? I think not.

      zuma.compound - 2012-12-19 08:19

      Why don't you be his boy toy? Its sounds like you really love him..

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-12-19 06:03

    Voting Zuma in again is proof that the ANC masses are not yet educated enough to realize that JZ is not presidential material, they are just like a flock of sheep!

      mshiniboys - 2012-12-19 07:14

      The masses did not vote..branches were asked to choose certain people to go o the conference and leave those that had a different opinion.most people were fearing for their jobs if a new cabinet without JZ comes in.It was not easy.

      B.b. - 2012-12-19 07:35

      U don't understand politics,,,lol lol poor mind. What education r u talking about? Can a vote prove u to be educated? Or Can it prove u as a person enjoying democracy, expressing freedom to vote for whoever u like n feel will deliver wat u r expecting?

  • Lucky - 2012-12-19 06:35

    mr mthembu, you are perfect as the mouth(exhaust)piece of this party! of course Zille is going to slate the re-election of the chief-thief-in-office, she is the opposition you moron, something the anc don't comprehend and would love to be rid of!! they won't be going anywhere but forward comrade!!

  • sizwe.sithebe.102 - 2012-12-19 06:46

    I feel sorry for those who think Zuma is not the right person to lead the ANC and the country,but what everybody knows now,the delegates have spoken and the majority of south africans will do the same come 2014. I feel sorry for DA.“ Viva Zuma Viva Ramaphosa!

      Twolips - 2012-12-19 06:49

      The delegates are in it for themselves, not the people.

  • mzondistanley - 2012-12-19 06:54

    People have expressed their opinion on their Party!! The Media has been proven that they work for their stomachs thus support the Urban Elite political market segment. Yet most of them never vote ANC and have their political ideas linked to Television Audience views!! By the way How many of the active voters posess TV sets?

  • tlesofe - 2012-12-19 07:01

    I wnt 2 Thnk de delegates 4 their stupid,selfish n lack of love 4 their coutry n 4 betrayin de fellow south africans jst bcz of money n positions,m so worried abt wht is goin to happen to de future of dis country (education need serious attention).since Jz bcme president, SA became a mockery n it wil continue so n dose hu r unemployed n poor will remain de same 4 de next 5 yerz or cituation might be worse#anada term dis is toture,I Luv SA!

  • joachim.bernstein - 2012-12-19 07:02

    Fucjk!

  • tlesofe - 2012-12-19 07:07

    Majority of SA citizenz are nt happy wth de outcome,@ Jz u r owin dose delegates hu voted u,its tym 2 pay or step dwn!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-12-19 07:09

    Congratulations to JZ but also congratulations to the DA because what happened there is goint to increase the DA membership and voters in general if you think clearly about it.

  • Swapie - 2012-12-19 07:17

    Im so verry verry berry heppie. Not!

  • fanie.essgee - 2012-12-19 07:18

    What a sad day for our country, the morons responsible for re electing this "person" will live to regret i am sure, may God have mercy on us all......

  • kgaditsi.tjebane - 2012-12-19 07:19

    I wonder how naive are they choosing zuma expecting different result in his leadership,so we must just brace ourselves for more faux pass for the next five years.

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-12-19 07:22

    what makes people think DA would be better than the ANC ? instead of being creative and showing us what they can do if given a chance, they just pointing out every wrong doing by the ANC and we the public just had enough of that. the DA need to improve the lives of the people in the WCape first and then take it from there!

      happines.mabunda - 2012-12-19 07:35

      Im not sure too, but change is needed.

      gaff.harrison - 2012-12-19 09:29

      Nhlanhla, I think they have already proven plenty in the Western Cape? Have they not already accomplished more in the Western Cape than the ANC have done in 18 years? Furthermore, surely it is the role of the opposition to speak out about areas in which the government is failing? Would you prefer they just remain silent on these matters?

  • hamelton.ethin - 2012-12-19 07:23

    Get ready 2 comment abt Zuma until he finish his 2nd term bcoz it seems lyk jst lyk ur madam Hellen Zille u r obsessed wit Zuma, u r good on ctiticising ANC n itz leadership than looking @ ur own parties lyk DA,FFP or AWB

      happines.mabunda - 2012-12-19 07:33

      My brother: which country are you living in ?.

      thokozani.zwane.547 - 2012-12-19 07:43

      Yes they lack politic nw they makw personal attacks on Zuma n its not gana help them

      innocentbongani.myeza - 2012-12-19 07:54

      We dnt hate zuma,I personally dnt hate him,but I hate the way he do things.if u can be honest,wat did Zuma done to improve the lives of ordinary south africans?wat abt his scandals?wat abt our education,wat abt slow reaction when it comes to curruption in his government?u want zuma bcoz?

      Erna - 2012-12-19 08:00

      The people of SA are entitled to comment on the election of your 'leader' because by default he becomes our 'leader', and we'd prefer someone with integrity , someone we can trust and respect.

  • joachim.bernstein - 2012-12-19 07:23

    Did anybody let Zuma know on that meeting that hell has no showers?

  • happines.mabunda - 2012-12-19 07:25

    Zuma: vote for me, i want to build another City for my wives,children and relatives, Using tax payers money.