Crucifying President Jacob Zuma


South Africa – President Jacob Zuma is being crucified for a paltry ZAR200 million, which equals to an estimate of $20 million. Agreed it is the principle at stake here, but principles do not pay the bills.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

The downfall of President Jacob Zuma is that loyalty alone is not enough. Zuma’s advisors, of which there are plenty, should understand the context in which they operate. His ministers are being misled by their officials as these officials use their Minister’s foibles to make them tow the line and to garner what they want. As a young democracy, such poisonous DNA in the civil service cannot be tolerated.

A strong foreign influence has a profound effect on the Zuma government and the public should not forget that. There are numerous foreign entities which have called in favors of each government since the end of apartheid. Money is a strategically strong motivation for getting past the bureaucracy of government red tape.

Although President Zuma is a member of the “house of the Black Princes,” he will eventually become a liability to them, and this is the real threat.

Being the President of South Africa has brought a lot of criticism to Jacob Zuma regarding the governance of the country. It is a sad fact that there are many government departments that have failed miserably with service deliveries to the poor, uneducated, elderly and unemployed citizens of the country.

Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki

The failure to deliver a sound and workable solution is not a Zuma problem, but rather a Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki issue. Mandela was given a functioning structure to govern, and it was during his rule the infrastructure slowly began to decline. Thabo Mbeke in his haste crippled the civil service and problems escalated to unmanageable proportions. Officials and politicians were overpaid, underworked and totally useless. Yet they all took this opportunity to enrich their lives at the expense of the tax payers. Zuma inherited a disaster.

President Jacob Zuma is not a saint and does fall into the corruption factor. It is the revelation of his corruption and evil deeds that mask the media with interest and cast a distinct hatred toward him.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

He was part of the Mandela leadership and part of the system that saw the begging bowl reeling its way around the world. He was part of the enormous wealth that was available, and allowed to dip into this never ending source of income whenever he wanted to. The technique was not to get caught doing so. When funds were misappropriated, a reason had to be fabricated, and the government had to ensure that the elite group of members all had a chance to clear the income bowl.  This would ensure that there could be no manipulation and plotting from within the walls of the corrupt government.

The problem within the walls of the corrupt government is that there are people who want more; they want the power, and the control, and will try and capture this through scheming methods. One of the processes is to crucify President Jacob  Zuma and undermine his  control, having him removed as the president of the country and of the African National Congress (ANC). There is a select group of collaborators who want the power and will use unethical means to discredit Zuma.

A division undermining his position is ensuring that every move he does is spread through the media. This attack has intensified over the past year, and certain events, which should never have been given to the media, were leaked by the team of Zuma attackers. The Nkandla scandal was a top secret event and this escaped from the forbidden files, leaving serious consequences for the Zuma advisors. The Zulu nation is a formidable culture and upsetting their tradition could lead to serious implications.

Serving the interests of the country should be the top priority and Zuma has done an excellent job in some of the departments; therefore, credit must be shown. The implementation of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants and the overall structure of this benefit for the needy, the elderly, the disabled, and children has proven to be a remarkable contribution to the developing democracy. This is one of the instances that prove the Zuma government can do it right. Crucifying President Jacob Zuma should be stopped.

Editorial By Laura Oneale


Guardian Liberty Voice



10 Responses to "Crucifying President Jacob Zuma"

  1. mzolisi   January 9, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Who are you and what the f@3k are you on about?

  2. penny swift   January 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    This is not journalism, it is subjective and quite misinformed comment!

  3. Cecil Renfield   January 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Having spent most of my life in beautiful South Africa, I am qualified to comment.

    • JJ   January 5, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      The rest of Africa has shown remarkable growth , except South Africa.
      Typically the mulungus have no idea whats going on in the rest of the world.
      Where did the economic crisis start ? In the USA , the EU etc etc etc .

      As far as I know the USA is not a part of the African continent.

      I would much rather be in Africa than in the USA or the EU.

  4. Cecil Renfield   January 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Fortunately the physical beauty of South Africa has mostly been spared from the endemic crime and corruption that, thanks to the ANC, has enveloped the land. Zuma, the Prince among the thieves, leads the country into the darkness that has most of Africa in its grip.

    • JJ   January 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Sittlinger captures the essence of what’s been going on since time memorial in the RSA.

      The ANC is using the same NP strategies to silence critics!

      Whilst Zuma is indeed benefiting from the R 200 million Nkandla splurge, everybody is quiet about the Mbeki R 8 billion or is it only urban legend?

      And the NP? Correct they are not a factor now. The apartheid bullies are now the brown nosers!!

      We have a Constitution now which is severely under threat . The Opposition is quite incompetent. Seems they can only play for the press , who gets how many points for exposure?? The Office of the Public Protector is influenced not by the Constitution but by the Intel services . So much for democracy!! More like a cleptocracy.

      What did Mbeki really capitulate at Polokwane? What was the real reason, the one nobody wants to talk about?

      Perhaps there’s method in the madness!!

  5. thembile   January 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Mr President Jacob zuma is one of us in this earth. He has a life to live and take care of himself, but its the way he does it that lays affect to the people of SA. Memebers of the militery and ex former president mbekhi can realise that jacob zuma has done his basic job that any other president can do but now his willing to go so a step further to enrich our country. He might have not covered all the aspects and we can bet its not entirely his fault and we will have to dig that very deep. The day we change the goverment system is the day the corruption and fraud will decrease- @

    • JJ   January 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Why do we need a government ? Because we are all corrupt?
      Don’t blame government , If we were so wonderful we would not need a government at all.
      But because we can not take care of ourselves , we have to appoint a government who will and must do a lot things on our behalf. Although the Public Protector seems more to be a Government Protector!
      Pres Zuma took over a dysfunctional civil service thanks to Mbeki . Tony Blair’s lapdog, that Mbeki.

      This however does not mean that we can allow government to steal on an unfettered basis , the role of SARS , a dark force used against anyone and functioning on fictitious basis. The public must be aware that there are criminals hiding in the civil service . Nail them , shame them and jail them!!!

  6. Karl-Heinz Sittlinger   January 5, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I am sorry Laura…”Zuma has done an excellent job” for things that are merely his basic job is hilarious…oh wait that was not meant to be sarcastic?
    This is one of the most unbalanced articles I have read in a long time, and shows the author has no idea about South African politics.
    Zuma and his buddies have found a new definition of corruption, and have done everything in their power to stifle any form of reaction from any one; be it the media, the courts, the opposition, even critics inside the ANC. This will include any methods, including silencing critics with lawsuits and intimidation, while using the same courts to endlessly delay his obvious involvement in the arms deal.
    Even his rise to power should rather be called a putsch than anything else.
    I could go on and on here, but any one reading the article above, I can only encourage you to do a little research..

  7. JJ   January 5, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Thabo Mbeki tried to blame the arms scandal on Zuma.

    Mbeki scored some R 8 billion out of this deal. How much more we don’t know about?

    There are 4 known white billionaires in the military thanks to the arms deal.

    Adm Schoultz retiring end Jan 2014 from the SA Navy has been indicated as one of those so enriched.

    No wonder Thabo and his brother wants their hands back on the tiller , along with the help of Matthews Phosa,
    Cyril Ramaphosa – who nearly started a revolution at Marikana , Tokyo Sexwale etc. All British oriented – a new colonization?

    No wonder whatever Zuma does , especially wrong is hung from the highest rafters. Does not mean that we condone his wrongdoings! Why has Thabo Mbeki not yet been prosecuted for his refusal to supply ARV – retrovirals in the fight against AIDS? How bloody is his hands? How many people died because of his idiocy?
    10 000 , 20 000 – how many must it take before such an idiot is prosecuted?

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