Dear President Zuma......quit whilst you can!

2015-12-14 09:24

A day is too long in politics. How true. Since the last cri de coer published on line by me on voices.news24.com on 10 December 2015,  dramatic developments during the past twelve hours demanded a follow up.

Again I am not the author of this follow up blog piece though I echo its contents as I could do no better than what has been put before me by this young,still exasperated entrepreneur to pass to interested people. Oh the last stuff on voices.news24.com  stands to 10215 hits at 10 am today 14.12.2015! "Dear President Zuma, I applaud your reconsidered decision ( which even though is not enough) to correct what was obviously, to put it mildly a blunder, or a disastrous appointment by yourself, for 4 days, of a new minister of finance. It does not absolve you however. You must stand down as you're unfit to steer SA away from the icebergs that menace us.

Yes the reappointment of Minister Gordhan is as welcomed as "seeing an old friend" who had been away on a long journey post retirement. But Minister Gordhan is no magician but his good standing is good to calm investors. International markets are not as gullible as ANC hacks. They stand firm on their views. So Mr President, quit whilst you can.

It will no doubt have some effect to repair some the damage already done. It will not assuage the angry masses who won't be celebrating Christmas this year because of the mess your policies have put SA in.

What I sense is something that  is more indicative of a deeper problem and lack of confidence in you and your strategic decision making and the ANC's proud traditions of collective leadership.

Like the reappointment of Phethuma Nhleko at MTN it is a sign of a failure, a breakdown, a safe move backwards rather than what should have been a positive strategic move forward.

His predecessor resigned for his leadership failure and Mr Nhleko has made it his priority to steady the ship and find the next generation of leadership.

I urge you Mr President...... quit whilst you can in the interests of South Africa.

Your actions, especially their toxic consequences and your corrective steps have not instilled confidence in your style of leadership. Rather it has reinforced my feeling that it's time for change.

Time that you retired to Nkandla.

Your reappointment of Mr Gordhan has been the first public admission of your weaknesses, the savage misdirection of your take on reality. You fought through "ArmsSheik" "Guptagate", Nkandla, and so so so many others. This time, Mr President, its a bridge too far.

I as a small business owner, employer and mentor, cannot say if or when your judgement and advisors will fail you again. More importantly I can't employ or invest with confidence while you are still our President.

Instead of you reshuffling your deck (Cabinet), I think it's time for a new dealer.

Leave with a smile, a friendly chuckle and a ceremony NOW, and not LATER, when our country is in protest, and angry flames fill the streets and you are forced an ignominious exit through the back door.

I reiterate Mr President "It is time." GOODBYE and HAMBA GAHLE

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