Monday, July 28, 2008

Zuma won't wear orange

What’s the point in having laws and due process if groups like the commies can just dictate what happens in the country?

This is Marxism at its crudest. Make demands, threaten and then bully with numbers, usually the gullible, to achieve your goal.

There is no place for this in South Africa and that is the fear I have about Zuma – that he has sold his soul to the devil and the devil wants his due.


Zuma may be an amiable fellow but appears easily swayed by whomever backs him and therein lies the problem.

His backers have their own agendas that suit themselves and not the electorate.
It remains to be seen whether Zuma has the wherewithal to resist the evil that is the Communist Party, Cosatu and his faction in the ANC.

Perhaps the skeletons in Zuma’s cupboard will also come to haunt the country because people who know of his shady past will know how to use it against him to achieve their aims.


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ANC President Jacob Zuma will not need to wear orange prison garb when he becomes president of the country, the South African Communist Party's (SACP) Deputy Secretary General Jeremy Cronin said in Durban.

Cronin, who was addressing the SACP's KwaZulu-Natal provincial council, Cronin said: "Next year the ANC, supported by the alliance will win the election.

The next president (of the country) will be Jacob Zuma. "I have to disagree with (Julius) Malema. That president will not be wearing orange," said Cronin, referring to the ANC Youth League president's comments earlier this week that Zuma would rule from prison if he was convicted.

Cronin said that while there were no questions about the ANC-led alliance winning the next election, due to be held in April 2009, but that it may not supersede the results achieved in 2004.

He also warned of the challenges facing the tripartite alliance of the ANC, the SACP and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu). "We know there are huge challenges. Do we have the capacity as the Communist party? Do we have the will? We can think we have won at Polokwane, but things can go wrong."

He said that the three alliance partners needed to "consolidate" as "the strategic political centre." Cronin said that while alliance partners were working together in KwaZulu-Natal, this was not necessarily the case in other parts of the country.

"(ANC) Comrades sometimes forget there is an alliance. It is important for the ANC to work with its alliance partners," he said.

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