The Running Commentary

Freedom of expression – but only for the ANC

Said Duarte: “We condemn this practice by faceless individuals which demonstrates high levels of hatred and political intolerance by those opposed to ANC policies and leadership.””South Africa is a constitutional democracy, which guarantees freedom of association and speech, among many rights we continue to enjoy. Any abuse of these rights cannot be allowed,” she said…

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Jacob Zuma changing the rule of law….

So the comments made to the STAR by Jacob Zuma in terms of the constitutional court saying “it is not God” have shown the hand of the ruling party. South Africa is hailed as having one of the best constitutions in the world and part of that constitution is the establishment of a Constitutional Court….

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ANC staged this drama to perfection

I must tip my hat to the ANC and “comrade president Jacob Zuma” for the manner in which they scripted and played out this drama. I am of course talking about the NPA’s “decision” to drop the charges against Jacob Zuma. This outcome was hardly surprising it was inevitable, the decisions taken before Polokwane gave…

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English Speaking South African answers JZ

Dear Mr Zuma, Let me at the outset say how insulted I was by your comment that Afrikaners are the only true white South Africans “in the true sense of the word”. I am an English speaking South African, I hold one passport, a South African one. I have lived here all of my life (37…

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Fools and Liars……..

The ANC clearly has much that it needs to sort through and their National Working Committee must feel a bit like it is paddling up stream without an oar! The revelations around Carl Niehaus are absolutely startling and reading his CV one must say that this guy had some gonads of note. He absolutely led…

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Will Zuma get a fair trial???

So I am intrigued by the statement by Carl Niehaus that the ANC believes that JZ cannot get a fair trial and that there are too many “trials by media”. By implication JZ’s rights to a fair trial have been impeded. I must say that this statement attempts to place the judiciary in a poor…

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The oldest trick in the book!!

The Mail & Guardian has established that the ANC intends to show the NPA that Zuma is small fry in the arms deal saga and that it is in possession of much more damaging evidence, including documentation that allegedly implicates former president Thabo Mbeki and Cope president Mosiuoa Lekota in wrongdoing. High-profile legal teams hired…

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Zuma gets one more obstacle out of the way….

So as many of you will know the ANC MP’s will vote in favour of the scraping of the Special Investigations Unit aka the Scorpions. The move will see the formation of a unit operating from within the SAPS. While we still have to see the debate in parliament, it is a forgone conclusion! (So I…

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Zuma on land reform – electioneering or true commitment?

Once again the issue of land reform is being pulled out just before elections with Zuma saying that we need to intensify the land reform process. This is really interesting given that the ANC led government has been in power since 1994 and in all of that time have only managed to acquire 4% of…

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ANC may lose two thirds majority!!!

Many people have asked me, over the past two weeks, what I felt the political landscape would look like post the elections in 8 months time. So I decided I would put down my views and see if anyone agrees or disagrees with them! The ANC will win the election (sheer volume of votes will…

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