Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Flavoured “mielie pap” for Jacob Zuma


“Now with an Nkandla with no chickens, a depleted budget and a debt of millions for the upgrades , Uncle Jacob might find himself to be the next ambassador of Westville Prison, or will his bought leaders be happy with flavoured “mielie pap” to keep him as president of their own Banana Republic.”

President Jacob Zuma once again made history by leading the once powerful African National Congress to their worst election performance in the history of the organisation, that after the ANC lost control of at least three major Metros after the local Government election on the 3rd of August. The ANC did not manage to win any of their strongholds with a large enough majority to govern without coalition arrangements with other parties, as voters show their disgust in the leadership under the corrupt Jacob Zuma. Voters rallied after opposition parties to remove the president from his pedestal. 

If the ANC support keep falling like it did in this local election, President Jacob Zuma will be able to pronounce the number of supporters of the ANC within a few years, he will be able to count his support without leaving the comfort of his home, now under the leadership of the IFP.

In a surprised move the ANC did not blame their poor results on the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in the Cape, or the “apartheid” government of more than 20 years ago, they lay the blame on the electoral procedures, on the shoulders of the proportional voting system, that assist smaller parties in forming coalition governments, representing their minority voters, a system that can benefit the “now” ruling party in the future when they are reduced to one of the small parties. 

The second surprise was the announcement of Gwede Matashe, secretary general, of the ANC, where he announced that the ANC take full responsibility for the poor results, an absolute first sign of accountability from the ANC in their 20 odd years of governance, unfortunately the brilliance stopped right there as he continued by saying that president Jacob Zuma was not responsible for the decline in popularity. During this speech of Matashe the economy and world opinion of South Africa and the king of Nkandla must have rocketed and collapsed within a few seconds, as he accepted responsibility and denied responsibility within the same paragraph of his speech, this error will probably be blamed on “apartheid” and the lack of education that the cadres had during their luxury life’s in exile, while their black voters was under the rule of “apartheid”.

I cannot help myself, to wonder what "hold" does Jacob Zuma have on the ANC leadership, what secrets have been hidden under the hat of cadres like Gwede Matashe and the well paid following of the ANC leadership. Wonder if they discussed the one billion Rand that they spend on food parcels and frozen chicken to buy voters just before the election, the astonishment of the meeting that voters ate their chicken and food parcels without voting for them. Perhaps they are investigating the flavour of the chicken and wondered if a bag of chicken flavoured “mielie pap” (Maize porridge) would not have been a better deal.

Now with an Nkandla with no chickens, a depleted budget and a debt of millions for the upgrades of Nkandla, Uncle Jacob might find himself to be the next ambassador of Westville Prison, or will his bought leaders be happy with flavoured “mielie pap” to keep him as president of their own Banana Republic.



Willie Beetge