Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mandela endorses Zuma

Does the old fu*k even know what day it is? Or where he is? His eyes have the glazed look of a man with one leg in the grave being sustained only by strong white-man magic. I wonder if he even understands the speech they prepared for him.

What does parading a geriatric probably with the beginnings of Alzheimers in front of ANC faithful do for the ANC? For me, it says the ANC is cruel, that it has no compunction about dragging a tired old corpse around who just wants his rest. At times like this, I get angry and when I get angry I say things like "die already you old coot, you are being used!".

Nelson Mandela, a global symbol of reconciliation after the end of apartheid in 1994, appeared at the ruling ANC’s last election rally before Wednesday’s vote, delivering a last minute campaign boost for party leader Jacob Zuma.

Wearing a Zuma t-shirt, he sat beside the ANC leader, who has been fighting corruption allegations for eight years. The case was just dropped on a technicality and some South Africans still question his innocence.

It’s the second time Mandela has appeared at an ANC rally in the run up to the election, seen as the ANC’s toughest test since it came to power - it is still set to win by a big margin, but perhaps by not as big a margin as before.

After the first campaign appearance, some of the ANC’s foes suggested Mandela had been unfairly exploited and even that his health had been put at risk. But he certainly looked happy enough on Sunday - if as frail as might be expected for a 90 year-old.

Was Mandela’s appearance a desperate last attempt by the ANC to gather votes and divert attention from enduring troubles such as poverty, crime and AIDS?

Or was it just a sign of the faith that Mandela still has in Africa’s oldest liberation movement?

Fifteen years after the end of apartheid, is South Africa still seen a model of democracy on a continent where freedom is lacking? Or is it headed in the wrong direction?

7 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

The headline should read,
Mandela endorses further destruction of SA, under new comrade.

Vince R said...

This proves that the ANC is morally bankrupt and are screwing every ounce they can out of their "liberation credentials" Fuck, it pisses me off, it's like a money crank, it just goes on and on and on and they milk it as far as they can! look at old Bob, still coining it on his "liberation credentials" to this very day!

Anonymous said...

Yep Vince, Same old story all over Africa.

Anonymous said...

Shows how corrupt the old fart is.

Islandshark said...

I think he knows very well what he is doing.

He is not going to admit any wrongdoing by the ANC at any point and will take his iconic status to the grave.

I'm sorry, I look at this man and still only see a deceitful old communist.

Anonymous said...

I see white people...leaving South Africa! muahahahaha

Anonymous said...

I see white people kicking black people out of the country!