DA, EFF, ANC or whatever ?

Hundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated, the dirty toilets for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet there is no passion, no love, just apathy when it comes to politics.

Politics by definition involves the use of power by one person to affect the behaviour of another person. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organised control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (usually a hierarchically organised population) as well as the inter-relationship(s) between communities.

bnTherefore I would not be too quick to pledge my allegiance to any party exercising power over me. I have lived in England long enough to see its religiously devoted seasonal ticket holders of one’s respectively club, whether it being Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal etc., receive more for their money than what South Africans do from their local municipalities. If football managers were to govern municipalities and provinces, I’m certain they will do a better job than some lazy, incompetent bureaucrats who can’t even manage their own personal finances yet alone be entrusted with tax payers’ millions of Rands.

ppHundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated and the dirty toilets, for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet when it comes to polictics there is no passion, no love, just apathy. Numbness and betrayal of the long legacy of lies and corruption which politicians engage in with their loyalty for their party above their constituency – no wonder why patriotism and love for our country is replaced with distrust and suspicion!

“ANC is the only political party that has the best interests of workers”

“We must not allow opportunists to take us back to the period of anarchy and destruction. We must also isolate and shun parties that promote disunity and divisions within our country,”noted Zuma.

The ANC is the only political party that has the best interests of workers at heart, Zuma said at a rally marking the International Workers Day in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

President Zuma warned against anarchy in South Africa, saying some political opportunists were trying to promote anarchy and thuggery in the country.

“Some desperate elements seem hell-bent to promote anarchy and chaos,”Zuma said. South Africa has worked hard to achieve peace after apartheid, the president said.

The ANC has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. Zuma lauded the ANC as the only political organization in the country that can produce policies and a legal environment that addresses the plight of the workers.

He urged South Africans to isolate political parties that advocate the use of violence in a free and democratic South Africa.

The elections come as the ANC-led government is haunted by a series of challenges, notably the Nkandla scandal, in which Zuma was accused of abusing public funding to revamp his private home, and the state capture by the Indian Gupta family which allegedly has influenced Zuma’s appointment of cabinet ministers.

 

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What does it say when Voters exchange Votes for food bribes?

Given the short-sightedness of these voters and the mockery to such whom had sacrificed their lives so that every South African can choose a candidate for the betterment of the country not their stomachs. Despite the distastefulness of this method in seducing voters, the authorities seem to have turned a blind-eye to this open bribery. Most councillors, who are voted in, are confronted on day one of the job displaying a lack of communication skills and have a low level of education and etiquette.

voteI’m informed that most communities (predominately the literate) are easily swayed by the candidate whose “bribe-gift” is worth the most. These gifts consist of Maize meal, beans, cooking oil (food items, etc.).

Given the short-sightedness of such voters and the mockery to those whom had sacrificed their lives so that every South African can choose a candidate for the betterment of the country not their stomachs. Despite the distastefulness of this method in salavating voters, the authorities seem to have turned a blind-eye to this open bribery. I’m told that most councillors, who are voted in, are confronted on day one of the job displaying a lack of communication skills and have a low level of education and etiquette.

foodOne of the common reasons for selecting a candidate is their rhetoric and charisma, many councillors still appear to give liberation speeches as if it South Africa was still oppressed by apartheid. Hate speech is a common mean in rallying the masses, promising them homes, jobs, and the possessions of the non-blacks.

Many vote for the ANC not because of Jacob Zuma or others but because they appreciate the party which sacrificed so much to bring them to freedom. The nation’s father, Madiba is also the reason many vote ANC but when the people begin to realise that its own government is robbing them. This would be considered to be betrayal. South Africa is on a time bomb and the people of South Africa are a passionate, patriotic people who I believe will soon revolt against the abuses Zuma’s government and restore the ANC to the ideologies of the true revolutionaries gone-by!

Amandla Awethu!

Could Mrs Zuma be the next President of South Africa?

Ms Dlamini-Zuma’s fans often say that “South Africa is ready for a woman president.” Would she be any good? Her record in government is not exactly impressive. Susan Booysen, author of the book “Dominance and Decline: The ANC in theTime of Zuma”, predicts that she would be much like her ex-husband.

zumaThere is talk that His Excellency the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma seems to be wondering how to share custody of the country with his ex-wifeMr Zuma must retire as South Africa’s president in 2019A quiet race is under way to pick the next president of the ruling partythe African National Congress.

Mr Zuma faced 783 charges of corruptionfraudmoney-laundering and tax evasion before he became presidentMr Zuma’s critics speculate that he wants his ex-wife at the helm as an ally to argue that the charges-which he claims are politically motivated-should never see the light of dayThe odds of another Zuma running South Africa are hard to gauge.

At the COSATU national congress in late November several unions openly backed Mr Ramaphosasaying that the deputy president of the ANC should succeed as party presidentas in the pastMr Ramaphosa stands to benefit from the mess Mr Zuma has made of the country’s credit rating.

In December the president replaced a respected finance minister with an unknown backbencherspooking the marketsMs Dlamini-Zuma’s fans often say that “South Africa is ready for a woman president.” Would she be any goodHer record in government is not exactly impressive. Susan Booysenauthor of the book “Dominance and DeclineThe ANC in theTime of Zuma“, predicts that she would be much like her ex-husband.

I think Zuma is going to be with us long after he has actually left office,” says Ms BooysenMr Zuma may not be able to name his own successor, howeverMr Zuma often giggles throughout his questions in Parliament for the yeardespite the serious issues before hima severe droughtan economy close to recession and reports that taxpayers are to fork out for a brand-new4 billion-rand presidential jet

 

 

 

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Seducing Voters results in Political Whores leading!

Many vote for the ANC not because of Jacob Zuma or others but because they appreciate the party which sacrificed so much to bring them to freedom. The nation’s father, Madiba is also the reason many vote ANC but when the people begin to realise that its own government is robbing them.

This would be considered to be betrayal. South Africa is on a time bomb and the people of South Africa are a passionate, patriotic people who I believe will soon revolt against the abuses Zuma’s government and restore the ANC to the ideologies of the true revolutionaries gone-by! Amandla Awethu!

Leadership requires good basic communication skills and an acceptable level of education. I’m informed that most communities (predominately literate) are easily swayed by the candidate whose “bribe-gift” is worth the most. These gifts consist of Maize meal, beans (food items, etc.).

Given the short-sightedness of these voters and the mockery of the sacrifices of the lives sparred so that every South African can choose a candidate for the betterment of the country not their stomachs.

Despite the distastefulness of this method in seducing voters, the authorities seem to have turned a blind-eye to this open bribery. Most councillors, who are voted in, are confronted on day one of the job displaying a lack of communication skills and have a low level of education and etiquette.

One of the common reasons for selecting a candidate is their rhetoric, many councillors still appear to give liberation speeches as if it South Africa was still oppressed by apartheid.Hate speech is a common mean in rallying the masses, promising them homes, jobs, and the possessions of the non-African.

Many vote for the ANC not because of Jacob Zuma or others but because they appreciate the party which sacrificed so much to bring them to freedom. The nation’s father, Madiba is also the reason many vote ANC but when the people begin to realise that its own government is robbing them.

This would be considered to be betrayal. South Africa is on a time bomb and the people of South Africa are a passionate, patriotic people who I believe will soon revolt against the abuses Zuma’s government and restore the ANC to the ideologies of the true revolutionaries gone-by! Amandla Awethu!

The Evolution of Democracy, introducing the “Rogue Government”

The definition of “democracy” is “rule by the people”. Hence if the people are deceived, kept secrets from, cheated and mistreated and ignored by their representatives and otherwise kept out of the democratic process, then democracy no longer exists.

demoDemocracy is dependent upon truthfulness, information, and transparency by its elected and appointed officials, as well as those candidates aspiring for office. This in itself is the fundamental basis for democracy’s ideology.

Failure to satisfy that premise results in the officials functioning under the veil of secrecy. To which results to lying, cheating and stealing, and even if they do not engage in such activities, their veil of secrecy invites suspicion that very well be.demo

The definition of “democracy” is “rule by the people”. Hence if the people are deceived, kept secrets from, cheated, mistreated and ignored by their representatives and otherwise kept out of the democratic process, then democracy no longer exists.

So, when the Minister of Parliament/ Senate no longer is truly represent the people or when the people are no longer “ruling” – then what do we have? Many have coined the phase, “a failed democracy”.

I would go on to mention that this form of government somewhat hijacked from its mandate from the people’s purpose takes on the system of a “rogue government”.

Future President of South Africa? – Don’t misjudge Julius Malema for a fool

Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

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Many people make jokes about Mr Malema and his incoherent rhetoric, his educational background and obliviousness nature in dealing with allegations. People laugh at his uniform and protests. However I’m afraid that Mr Malema would soon have the last laugh.

Peruse through his curriculum vitae below and see that this is not your “garden-boy”. He is ambitious and his ideologies are controversial. He deliberately captures and spins the media to his bidding. He has been strategic and cautious in choosing his battles- given that 2013 may have not been the best year for him. This morning’s news article mentions: “The opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, which has contested very few by-elections since its launch as a political party, will take part in by-elections in KwaZulu-Natal for the first time on Wednesday.” If Mr Malema is such a fool then how is it that he appears to be recently the voice of reason. The voice which is speaking the people’s language, this may well be the people spokesmen! He has some seriously controversial policies, which can be liken to the leaders of Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda, and to that just may result in the South African economy being destroyed. But is that a bad thing? Should monetary gain be the greater importance in comparison to an entire nation? Should not the mines and commodities of South Africa belong to the people of South Africa? Or the land of the homeless to reclaim property to which had been plundered? At present everyone is mentioning the symptoms of a bad managed government however Mr Malema is brave enough to express his radical ideas for change. The politicians in their lovely suits and entourage are too busy being pampered while Mr Malema is in his overall working hard to be the President of South Africa. Given that the GDP & GNP may decline, that inflation may increase and that food scarcity and foreign aid may diminish. Given that foreigners may have to leave and that Indians, Whites, and Coloured may fall at the hands of a radical for who needs skill when equality and justice means more than money?

The CV of the future President of South Africa:

CURRENT POSITION (S)
Founder Member | Economic Freedom Fighters
May 2013 – present
Social Development and Community Services

Commander in Chief | Economic Freedom Fighters
2013 – present
Publishing, Printing and Print Media

PREVIOUS POSITION(S)
President | Youth League | African National Congress
South Africa | 2008 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

National President | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Provincial Chairman | Limpopo | Congress of South African Students
South Africa | 1997 – 2001
Government, Public Administration and Defence

General Secretary | Youth League – Limpopo Branch | African National Congress
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

Regional Chairman | Seshego Branch | African National Congress Youth League
South Africa | 1995 – 2012
Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
SECONDARY
Mohlakaneng High School, Limpopo, South Africa

TERTIARY
University of South Africa
2011 – present
Bachelor of Arts degree – Communications and African languages
University of South Africa
2008 – 2010
Two-year diploma – Youth Development

Career Politicians should be on Minimum Wage?

Sadly we are all looking at mortal men, these are no warriors, no victors or champions. These friends are mere career politicians looking for a good job and you are the employer.

Millions of people …and yet we have so few choices for a decent candidate. Good Candidates are like gold-dust, for now we seem to base our choices on the “lesser of evils.”

Is it possible that there will never be a political party or candidate to that of Napoleon, Shaka Zulu or Lord Nelson? There are few occasions in epoch we did have the hero leader, Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi who have both earned their titles for sacrifices they have paid for their people. Yet our Politicians want their payment for the promises…and what of our renegades?

Our politicians can somewhat be mythicised by the media for nothing to which can be accredited merely being famous and believing in them like they were god-sent. Recent saga is of Mr Obama- everyone loved him – not because of anything he had done, but merely for the fact that he was able to articulate or in other words, being a better salesman with promises to sell but reality shows that polls reveal he is not the Messiah we have been looking for? So everyone is on the search again?

We have become fascinated with what gives us goose bumps rather than what makes sense…No Taxes!! And everyone says, YEAH!!! But it makes no sense? Popularity and celebrity status appear to be worth more to the voters than their future. It’s as if we want to be deceived and bluffed all sorts. The Liberal Democrat leader; Nick Clegg initially focusing on students votes promising low tuition fees in fact when the Liberals did have their opportunity in power- his party caused the fees to rocket (much higher than inflation).

Sadly we are all looking at men just men, these are no warriors, no victors nor champions. These friends are mere mortals looking for a career opportunity, a good job that pays sufficiently to be creative inventors of promises and you are the employer.

Just maybe we should not try employing any of them or put them all on minimum wage? Just a thought?