Open Letter to President Jacob Zuma from a 23 year old South African

2017-03-31 09:05

Greetings President Zuma

I hope that this letter finds you in good health.

Last night was probably one of the most difficult nights for me, I struggled to sleep. I'm disappointed in you President Zuma, I love the ANC. I will always love the ANC.

I have spent hours and days working in my branch trying to build the ANC in its weaker regions. Nevertheless I am not writing this open letter as a member of the ANC, I am writing this letter as a young South African. The organization is the reason why we are here today.

The organization emancipated us out of apartheid. The organization gave us the constitution. The same constitution that Europe and the rest of Africa can't stop talking about because of its ability to build unity and its great contextual structure.

As a leader you have to put your hand up when you make a mistake or when you need advisory assistance, there is nothing wrong with standing up and saying I don't know how to handle this situation can my NEC, Cabinet or intellectuals from society please assist me in making the best decision for South Africa. That's a leader.

Leaders don't allow personal interests to over ride the country and its people. The ANC is dying, it was growing under President Mandela, Mbeki and Motlanthe but under you President Zuma, it is dying.

What really saddens me is the fact that many South African influences who would be  extremely vocal and up in arms had this been any other issue is now completely mute. Like I said personal interests are more important than doing the right thing. It's disgusting.

Every time we see something controversial happening in government I start to question what is the underlying intention. It's really crazy that you made this decision late last night when you know very well that the Habib Bank takeover matter is in court today.

To be very frank President Zuma, you are an individual and in due time you will be replaced. My issue with your decisions is what it will do to our people now. Yes the 54 Million people you are responsible for. I guess you didn't consider that your bad decision making will lead to South Africa being downgraded to junk status. It's just a matter of time. You didn't think about what it will do to the business growth in South Africa. The financial instability controlled by political uncertainty is affecting South Africans!

Inflation will increase, the every day South African is going to suffer because of your subjective issues. Don't you understand your mandate as President?

Please step down President Zuma. It's clear to see that your decision making is not based on what is best for South Africa and its people but most importantly your decision making isn't that of your own or your NEC or cabinet. We do not need to be going backwards at this point in our democracy.

Please President Zuma Step Down.


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