“It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realise that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. The first step therefore is to make the black man come to himself; to pump back life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth” – Steven Biko
Henceforth the tries to silence and stop President Jacob Zuma will either be futile or be for show, as the first time to vote “No Confidence” failed in November 2016. This after the failing show in the National Assembly as the Capture of State Report revealed the knitted connection between the investor family of Gupta and the Zuma Administration. Still, the African National Congress stood by like gullible stooges to the charade of progress. ANC have played a fool by the Zuma clan and the Gupta empire. This to a stage where the involvements of Gupta in changes of government really occurred this week.
Yet after the State of Caputre report and of all the cases involved corruption, together with the questionable back-payment on the Nkandla Village Project. There been enough to impeach the South African President. Not like he has tried to be innocent, the cases has been pilled up and the connections to the Oakbay Resources and other enterprises of the Gupta Empire is evident. It is like he stopped caring, because in his heart. He believes he can get away. But first, take a look!
DA’s New Motion against President Zuma:
“That the House resolves, in terms of section 102(2) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996, that it has no confidence in Mr Jacob G Zuma as President of the Republic of South Africa on the grounds of his continued irrational, irresponsible and reckless leadership. President Zuma’s decision to recall Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas from an international roadshow aimed at increasing investor confidence, had the exact opposite effect which was seen in the plummeting of the rand. Furthermore, the President’s continued reckless and irrational behavior surrounding the position of the Minister of Finance has resulted in an economic crisis. Such a crisis was seen previously when Minister Nene was summarily fired from the same position in December 2015. That President Zuma has chosen to deliberately repeat his actions is evidence that he has lost all sense of rationality and sound judgement. These actions will result directly in job losses and will thus be most profoundly felt by the poor and most vulnerable citizens in South Africa. President Zuma’s derelict leadership has resulted in a collapse of public confidence in the President of the Republic of South Africa, has created a government at war with itself and ultimately has undermined efforts to restore confidence in the South African economy. There can be no confidence in such a President” (DA, 30.03.2017).
That the President uses an Intelligence reports for his actions to fire all of the ministers and reshuffle the cabinet, without any for-warning. That the Finance Minister had a ploy called ‘Operation Check Mate’ that was already in the works, like a John Grisham spy-novels. There haven’t been any clues or evidence of it, it is just as if the President needed a final nail in coffin to sack Pravin Gordhan. As he again, questioned the certain investment that would in effect give a massive bonus to one of the Gupta companies. So that a Bank owned by Gupta’s could get sold and the profits made quickly. The same efforts as the revealed nuclear energy deal in 2015. So the pattern is crystal clear.
The Constitution is just a doormat to the Zuma Presidency, he couldn’t care less, unless he and his cronies get paid or hired. What matter isn’t the delivery to the commoners, neither is the service due diligence, as long as the Gupta Companies get wealthy. Because the profits of Gupta’s will benefit the Zuma administration.
IT doesn’t matter if the Democratic Alliance with Mmusi Maimane or Economic Freedom Fighters with Julius Malema wants to vote on ‘No Confidence’ motion again. The ANC who benefits from the inside trading and co-operative efforts with Gupta’s. If so the ANC wouldn’t give way and give in to the President. The favors tend to happen in collected effort, as the loyalty of the ANC cronies and the leadership shelved the cases and has distorted the works to get rid of Zuma. Therefore, the run to stop his Executive role has stopped.
The North Gauteng Court and Constitutional Court cases has clearly not played the way of law should do, as the guilty of crimes and use of power to gain personal wealth is walking the streets. The misuse of public funds is clearly evident. The massive amount of counts of misconduct on the Zuma Presidency shouldn’t be possible, but it has been. Therefore, the “No Confidence” vote is needed. Even if it fails again. Because if it fails, it proves that the State is really captured by men with ill-intent. That the ANC under Zuma has become iconic in the sense of belligerent statutes of justice. The sense of commoner and citizens towards the ANC and Zuma must be strange.
Zuma acts as if the National Assembly, the Constitution and the Republic is beneath him. That he is above it and cannot be touched. It is not strange he believes it, he has run a nation and crossed the courts so many times, had so many affidavits and minutes explaining his position concerning bad behavior. So, there are enough times he could have seen it as baseless character assassination, instead it has proven as his Modus Operandi. Where the crimes and collective corrupt acts has transpired in a fashion of business as usual and if they get caught, who cares? None will serve for the crime anyway.
The reality is that the first step of falling from the pedestal will be damaging and hurtful. The need for the wisdom of Steven Biko is more potent than ever. The silent words: “The first step therefore is to make the black man come to himself; to pump back life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth”.
TO not ‘letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth’, the evil letting the powers and the representatives, under the banner of the liberation party, the ANC steal the nation as a service for foreign investors. That the Republic of South Africa, not taken for granted and used by the former liberators, as they drive flashy cars through the townships and ghettos without care for the citizens who is not taken care of. That the newly rich on the investors and the misuse of state coffers can be contributed to the ANC elite and the clientele getting licensed to operate businesses.
The ANC need ‘to pump back life into his empty shell’, they have forgot to pump it into the citizens for while, they forgotten their mission and the reasons it was created. The ANC and Zuma doesn’t care about the proud legacy, but using it as tools of oppressive business enterprises into wealth. Not caring for service delivery. ANC under Zuma isn’t the people’s party or the liberation party, but instead the ruling elite who only care about keeping power.
We could wish that the “No Confidence” of the DA works, but don’t expect it. The ANC has sold it’s past and the present isn’t what it should be. They have forgotten where they came from and the purpose of their liberation. Zuma has traded and doesn’t care, he uses all sorts of manipulation to stay. It starts with thieving something small, than stealing medium and later running away with the whole bank reserves. Peace.
Claymore, Ezra – ‘DA tables new motion of no confidence as ANC breaks ranks with Zuma’ (30.03.2017) link: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/da-tables-new-motion-of-no-confidence-as-anc-breaks-ranks-with-zuma/