Opinion: Zuma is lost; unconcerned but the President shouldn’t think he is untouchable anymore; because his corruption is following his every shadow!
There are one of these days the President Jacob Zuma, the man with 700 counts of corrupt activity, the man with close knitted connected to enterprises who deals with the government and with the past-control of the government has to step down. The initial evidence are overbearing, the reason for his succession not to arrive in time, is because of greed and hope that the new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will put the case into oblivion.
Even it by all kinds of laws and all kinds of court verdicts, he can still not save his face as His Excellency, that time has sailed away into utter boundaries non-existence to mankind. The reality is that the Presidency under Zuma is so flawed that a line in the sand would only be crooked and never straight. The pathway is always to control, gain access to public funds and eat of the plate of government contracts without putting in the governance or transparent agreement between set-public company and set-de-facto government entity. Something that has been Modus Operandi under Zuma!
Put any Company Name and any Government Entity name, and somehow you could find the connection between the giant Zuma family tree and the foreign investors who are interconnected with the Zuma clan. This is not just loose talk, it is a reality and this is the ANC reality of our current day. The DA and others showed the paperwork and the justifiable evidence of these connections. It is just that the President doesn’t want to realize how this put him in caged room instead of a free-space to move as he pleases.
The lies, the deception, the power-struggle that he used to tarnish Mbeki is long gone, his fellow ally Malema is now an arch-enemy with his EFF, and the DA has no interest in keeping a crony-infested government so that the two turn President can fester in extravagant lavish living conditions and shelf away monies inside and around his fire-pool at Nkandla. That gravy-train should have fallen into pieces besides a lion on the hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
That the Tourist Minister Derek Hanekom sent a motion where he asked for the resignation sends clear signals that the ANC leadership is fatigued of the continues pressure of inactive behaviour and corrupt dances of the Presidency during this tenure. The Public Funds used on defending and embezzle for the President has been a giant toll on a strained economy that has flatten and lost its spark. Cyril Ramaphosa of ANC has now big questions to ask himself how much he wants to save his fellow ANC comrade and to what effect would he suffer from the dipping confidence in the President. This is something that should be very-low for every relevant leak of evidence of the conspiracy of graft and embezzlement from the highest office.
Cosatu and Sadtu the Unions has already endorces Cyril Ramaphosa as a successor to Zuma, so the ones that built Zuma are now turning away; it was the unions and ANC-Youth League that we’re able to shelve the former President Thabo Mbeki. The history could repeat itself as the new PP could still file in a case against her former PP, but that would only serve her loyalty to Zuma and not to the Republic.
Also the ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has issues to tackle as the Motion arrives while he is running the political party and all their branches. The issues remaining if the ANC can handle this sort of pressure while the President uses the Hawkes, PP and others to send message to his “enemies” that they can be put into submission, not only him. The problem is that if the ANC NEC doesn’t act swift, their reputation as other than public cronies for Zuma will be evident, that the President and his Company Men has taken control of the fearless Anti-Apartheid Movement and used it as a tool to progress their own pockets instead of the people. That is not the legacy the founders of this historical party wished to see, neither the ANC Stalwarts nor Historicals that seen their built up party has turned sour instead of sweet.
We can Question if the ANC NEC own self-interest or their own pay-check mentality will save the President, or if they will some sort of pride to actually act as men and woman of the same Republic who created faith in Institutions and Procedure over Big-Men mentality. This has lead the way for the cases and courtship of the President as he has had a massive amount of counts of corruption put on him during his long time serving as President.
What can happen out of all this that hasn’t occurred already? The Supreme Court and the High Court of Gauteng has put Court Orders and levied fines against the Executive Zuma, but he has still walked like the proud self-righteous man he is. Though not deservingly as the timing and acceptance of his inability to keep his hands out of the cookie jar hasn’t been well enough thought off. Because the repercussions and added stress on the system takes a toll on his Party and that legacy they want to leave behind.
Though the Civil Servant portrayal of him is dying breed together with the work for the common man, as his battles is for the wealth attributed while he was in public-service and wanted to be the next man to eat. This proves the pivotal shift that needs to be at the ANC NEC and their cronies, who has to have a paradigm shift, a walk to Jericho moment; where the ANC seems to want to redeem their ill-will and their attitude towards cronyism and corruption. While willingly get rid of the arch-king of the tricks and trades, the President Zuma who has steered the ship into this harbour where the sails only set when greased enough.
We can ask, if they have the courage or if this political charade, what the outcome will be and if the ANC will act with real change. In the meantime we can question the will and power to make a change. If this will be fall of Zuma, part of me hope so, the other doubt it; because the trials and tribulations has occurred now for years without any real consequence for the President Zuma. Peace.