I go around Africa and people ask me very embarrassing questions

“I go around Africa and people ask me very embarrassing questions about this Parliament.

“I am happy that you were able to handle the House but commenting as somebody who from time to time comes to this House to participate I believe the house needs to do more to bring this house to order,” he said in his reply to the budget vote debate on the presidency.

“I go around Africa and people ask me very embarrassing questions about this Parliament.

“I thought you should know this, some are complaining particularly in this region that in the manner in which we behave in Parliament, we are changing the perceptions they have heard about us, that we are a leading example of the constitutional democracy. They are now saying you are influencing some of their people in a wrong way.”

“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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What you will NOT hear at the “State of the Nation” Speech

We are thinking that foreigners will save our economy – not true! They will exploit our lands and take our bounty… When would our Bantu people learn that they are short changing the sons and daughters of this land… Wise up! For this is the “State of the Nation”, and Zuma with all his gang from all parties today will give you a good show and trade you shiny objects in exchange of your land and soul – just like the Dutch had done when Jan Van Riebeck and his Investors came.

 

In recent months there has been much talk about the economy, corruption and salary increases. However, I feel that we are only gazing at magicians at work. This has become a cheap Las Vegas show to which the “sleight of hand” of the illusionists, who gets the DA to protest about jobs and gets the EFF to protest about Zuma’s fall.

Whilst the policy makers who have a seat in Parliament are out campaigning they are also busy cutting deals behind close doors which are only good for themselves. Yet the people only see as the audience – mere spectators. The fact of why our currency has weakened, or why we are inviting more foreign investors to pursue on the quest to colonise us once more.

Our country is being sold right under our feet, piece by piece. South Africa – be careful and don’t be too eager to blame Zuma – for one man cannot run a country by himself. Where is the DA, EFF, or the others when these foreigners come to sign up for a “one stop shop deal”?  There are other parties in Parliament you know, representatives are allowed to speak up – so why are they not shouting at things which pertain to the long term strategies? … It’s because South Africans love to be entertained whilst foreigners are aligning to slave trade you!

We are thinking that foreigners will save our economy – not true! They will exploit our lands and take our bounty… When would our Bantu people learn that they are short changing the sons and daughters of this land… Wise up! For this is the “State of the Nation”, and Zuma with all his gang from all parties today will give you a good show and trade you shiny objects in exchange of your land and soul – just like the Dutch had done when Jan Van Riebeck and his Investors came.

Shouting Contest at South African Parliament

These disruptions to parliament are an indication of South Africa’s critical stage in its history. Differences and hate speech are becoming ever increasing as political divides become evident. 2014 and 2015 are the years in which the South African National Assembly plunged into chaos, with the opposition being forced out not once but twice. Since then, the opposition has been vying for a vote of no confidence in the Speaker of Parliament and President, Jacob Zuma.

South African parliamentary session has been suspended by Speaker Baleka Mbete after tempers flared once again.
President Jacob Zuma stood up to answer his first question when he was but was interrupted by an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member of parliament (MP) Makoti Khawula. Baleka asked the president to take a seat as the MP stood up to address the House, asking the speaker when the president will answer the question from the party of when he will “pay back the money” regarding upgrades for his private home in Nkandla.
These disruptions to parliament are an indication of South Africa’s critical stage in its history. Differences and hate speech are becoming ever increasing as political divides become evident. 2014 and 2015 are the years in which the South African National Assembly plunged into chaos, with the opposition being forced out not once but twice. Since then, the opposition has been vying for a vote of no confidence in the Speaker of Parliament and President, Jacob Zuma. The ruling party is now at its most difficult position; poised between political regression and decomposition, on the one hand, and a loss of confidence from citizens on the other. The ruling party-opposition vendetta has implications for South African communities, against a background of spiraling corruption, poor service delivery, power outages and escalating poverty. The shifts in power politics have an accompanying effect on the attitude and behaviour of the citizenry.

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”.