The Running Commentary

NPA must still appeal!!!

   Mbeki made his speech and in it appeared more statesmen like that we have seen him for some time. The speech I think did much to calm some of the panic that clearly would have been created and demonstrated that he is significantly more poised in situations than perhaps one gave him credit for…

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13:22 Zuma settles the score!!!

This may be a little bit of a “shooting from the hip” post in that this is my reaction to the news this afternoon that the president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki has be “recalled” by the ANC NEC.   My title, I think, will allude to what I believe this to truly be. Simply put a “political solution”…

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Zuma is not a philanthropist!!!

This is a flame post, a vent from me so accept it from whence it comes. This leadership crises in the current political landscape within South Africa is causing major embarrassment and hardship to the people of this country. Mbeki is proving to be a lame duck in all of this, focusing on his mediation…

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Zuma the courts must still decide!!

The judgement in the Jacob Zuma case took two hours to hand down and covered some 25 000 words. The state clearly did not follow process and may well have messed up the opportunity of ever bringing a case against Jacob Zuma. The findings whilst comprehensive and damaging to Mbeki did not say that Jacob…

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Africa watching as is the rest of the world….

 The continent of Africa is watching the Zimbabwe process with just as much interest as the rest of the world (perhaps even more). This power sharing process must be a success else we as a continent will continue to battle to move out of the “dark ages” mentality that the world has of us.  The…

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Zapiro on Zuma

I have not commented about the now infamous Zuma cartoon completed by Zapiro, more so out of a need to understand my reactions to it than the actual content. I have huge respect for Zapiro in that I think that he has a unique way of conveying the issues we face as South Africans. I…

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If ever you needed a reason to vote!!

Below an excerpt from article I picked up via my news reader this weekend.  The article is fairly lengthy and I may be accused of editing to suit my point of view, but I am posting it never-the-less.  Senior ANC leaders are preparing to push strongly for a law that prohibits criminal charges against a…

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I’ll take them all down!!!

Nothing says I am guilty more than passing a threat to bring others involved with the issue down with you. Below an extract from 24.com which lead this story this morning.  ANC president Jacob Zuma has vowed to take down other officials if the State continues to pursue him for alleged corruption in SA’s multi-billion rand arms…

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ANCYL must look at the evidence….

ANCYL calling the judiciary biased or influenced. I have tried to see the point of view raised by the ANCYL that the judiciary is biased against Jacob Zuma and that he cannot possibly get a fair hearing in terms of the rule of law in this country.I have tried, but I have not succeeded……The courts…

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Julius Malema reminding us of our entitlement culture…

Julius Malema’s statement at the recent ANC youth day rally and his subsequent media time is a pure indication of the culture of entitlement I have spoken about on previous occasions. Julius on live radio indicated that they would take whatever action they deemed fit if they (the ANC youth league) felt that “their democracy”…

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