Sunday, August 26, 2007

Maybe a Zuma Presidency wont be that bad...

Given the way the President has been behaving over the past few weeks I am seriously starting to wonder whether Jacob Zuma could be worse. At least we will have more fun with Mr. Zuma as President. Like this advert for the "Mshini Wam" ringtone. Not having dsiplayed much of a sense of humour since his elevation to the Presidency, adverts like this must drive President Mbeki nuts...

4 comments:

james said...

Hey Pierre,

I'd actually be very interested to hear more of your thoughts on this....what would a Zuma presidency be like?

Most (white) people seem to believe that if Zuma were to become president we would automatically find ourselves emulating Zimbabwe, which I don't find particularly logical at all.... So, in your view, what could we expect from a President Zuma? Would there be improvement in some areas? And what would be the major causes for concern?

Pierre de Vos said...

Many (white) people fear Mr Zuma because he is a populist, is uneducated and asks for his machine gun at the drop of a hat. He is not my favourite politician, not for the above reasons, but because he is corrupt and because he is a patriarch and because he has surrounded himself with some skelms. But unlike the incumbent he has a heart, cares about ordinary people and is quite likable. I don't think he will change much because the powerful vested interests of white and black capital and elites won't let him. But because of his fight with the NPA he will try and destroy them and will thus harm the independence of the judiciary.

The question is what will happen if he and Mbeki fights it out in December and those who lose refuse to accept this. Then we have an ANC civil war on our hands which will be disastrous for South Africa. We need the ANC....

Africannabis said...

I don't know - you know...

"Mshini Wam" - Bring me my machine gun.

Now - you don't use a machine gun to plough the earth with so you can plant food...

It would appear that a machine gun has but one use. To Kill.

Now according to the Constitution:
16,2a & B....


What would you say to that Pierre

Africannabis said...

Lekota said it was unwise for people who sang the song calling for a machine gun.

Lekota had strong words for those creating divisions within the party for personal gain and those abusing liberation symbols.
"We took a decision to suspend the armed struggle and later abandoned it. You cannot come today if you are normal and say 'letha umshini wami' what do you want to do with that?"