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Opinion: Zuma and Ramaphosa, different cases but similar sins

That former President Jacob G. Zuma is now warranted an arrest on multiple frauds, the capture of the state charges and so on has been on the horizon for years. However, the man taking over for him. The Current President Cyril Ramaphosa have to answer for his actions too, the case of the CR17 Campaign funds, which wasn’t disclosed as per law.

Both of the African National Congress Presidents has used their power to sway more money, to gain advantage as their Executive Privilege and as Head of States to get more funds, spend more cash and misuse the public trust. Both in manners, which isn’t accordingly to their office and neither to the public as a whole.

The ANC has to dig deep and not the way ANC Youth League went out defending Zuma with an statement, because they are defending him as person, but not considering the office he held while acting disingenuous at best. The ANCYL should have considered that, with the office and station. Zuma should have been more precautious and even more pristine, as the faults you do make you fall even higher, than if you’re a taxi-driver. Because, there are higher expectations of a person as the Head of State. Alas, that breach of trust was clear and been revealed ever since. Now, he cannot shield his sins, as he could while being in office.

However, Ramaphosa still tries; he uses the office and the title to save himself the disgrace. The added breaches, lack of transparency and lack of due diligence is evident. The possible more breaches of trust and of the law comes more apparent, the more he hides behind his office. Then he becomes like Zuma. There is no difference, only that his not building a village, but instead funded his campaign on illicit money.

Maybe Ramaphosa should use some of the change to build a fire-pool too. I am sure he needs it too cool off, after the state visits and the questions of the courts and the media. The ANC has been known for the ability to get corrupted ever since Thabo Mbeki. The frauds and misuse of government funds, combined with shady tender deals with State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Are evidence of practice beyond the norm or the law, but still able to get away with the grand corruption.

Now, Zuma is going-in and out of courts. His time in the limelight as a big-shot is over. The question with every given day is what they can charge and what time they will give him. Alas, that is up to the state prosecution combined with evidence or proof of the conspiracy itself. While Ramaphosa are in the same hole, trying to dig himself out, but trying to deflect and put the blame on the civil service and Public Protector. Which is ironic, as the PP is supposed to investigate and ensure legal transactions.

Therefore, the President and the former President are both in trouble over funds, over cash and their way of spending it. They are both having issues, which connects with their role and ability to misuse cash. That is it, it is just a question to what extent and what they are able to prove in Courts. These sort of acts will come, prove it and then the President’s has to answer.

Because, the ANC and the South African state deserves better, than to have men at the helm who cannot be trusted with money. If there is somewhere, they should trust that. It’s the head of state, he or she should be clean and follow protocol. Not a be common thief with a fancy office. Peace.

ANC Urges Leaders to Respect Conference Resolutions and to Refrain from Engaging in Public Spats (15.01.2020)

EFF Welcomes the Dismissal of Pravin Gordhan’s Frivolous Hate Speech Application against CIC Juilius Malema (31.10.2019)

EFF notes the Testimony at the Zondo Commission against a Journalist paid by State Security, R. Munusamy (18.09.2019)

ANC: Statement of the African National Congress on the Confession by ANC NEC Member Comrade Derek Hanekom (24.07.2019)

Opinion: Zuma thinking his own spin can save his skin!

Well, former President Jacob Zuma has this week been under pressure and answered to the Zondo Commission on the State Capture Case, which has been such a slow glacier going. The African National Congress, the allies of Zuma and the Gupta’s surely doesn’t like these days. But its needed to get the dirty laundry out and about.

All the running scandals has been steady piling up, onto a level of 783 counts of Corruption, together with the ones piled together for the State Capture Commission, where the former President is residing and has to answer for acts in office and before. Surely, this will implicate more of his allies, his friends, former ministers and so-on.

Zuma didn’t buy his fire-pool alone in Nkandla, neither did he buy a house, all on his own in the Middle-East, but surely he got help to siphon, embezzle and find ways to misuse the State Owned Enterprises like Eskom in his favour. We all know that by now.

President Zuma knows what he did with the Gupta’s and others, he can use the spy-games, the implications of troubled waters and whatnot. He can play like he doesn’t remember anything happening from the millennium to the present day, but he can remember what happen in 1990?

How stupid does he thinks the public, the Commission and the ANC is at this present stage?

We know there are smoke, there are most likely fire. There are enough questionable behaviour to pile up 783 count of corruption on the man. You don’t get that without amassing and misusing power to an extent that your recklessly spending and tendering public funds to implicated associates on a daily basis. The Zondo Commission, the race for intelligence and the affidavit of the accused will come. Whether, Zuma likes it or not. His time with the reign is gone.

Zuma could try to save face, but instead trying to everyone for fools. It is not a good look. It makes a mockery of the Republic, a Republic he used to run. That should be warning to what to come, as he will play more jokes and spins. Trying to make the whole thing seem pointless. Alas, that is not the case. This is to return and to get the truth. Get the real deal behind the corruption counts and get the possible securities, that the players who played with him also get to pay. Because, there was plenty of scandals, plenty of bad deals around given to friendly Gupta’s or others.

However, the man will act like it didn’t happen or he doesn’t remember. But he will remember when Mbeki kissed the wrong girl or someone else did a boo-boo. Nevertheless, his sins is forgotten in his mind. His retired and he shouldn’t have to pay, because it was his time eat. That is how it seems. Which is not fair for the Republic and neither for the rule of law. Peace.

RSA: Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State – Media Statement (19.07.2019)

RSA: DA Leader Mmusi Maimane letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa – “Urgent Appeal for Full Transparency on the Extent of our Country’s Energy Crisis” (22.03.2019)

RSA: DA leader Mmusi Maimane letter to NDPP Batohi – Request ANC to be put on trial as a criminal syndicate (13.03.2019)

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