There is so much going on currently in South Africa that we seem to overlook the possible impeachment of President Zuma on corruption charges.
Way back when, there was Shaik Shabir who got a jail sentence for his part in some very dubious transactions which included our president. Yet nothing was done to follow up on any of Zuma’s wrongdoings. Now we have the much anticipated “Spy Tapes” which after all this time hopefully remained relatively intact. Using the information may just be the catalyst to topple Zuma from his throne.
Rumours abound that the ANC would also like to get of Zuma but they are still trying to work out just how this should be done. Will they be able to get him immunity from previous transgressions, will they be able to keep him from spilling the beans on the rest of them?
Or in keeping with African tradition could we see the people rising up and forcibly removing him from office? A few years ago I would have said that there would be no way that the general member of the ANC would have muttered any discontent with the ruling hierarchy of the ANC.
Now I am finding that since Nelson Mandela passed away there seems to be an undercurrent in the masses starting to voice their opposition to the total lack of delivery that has dogged them since 1994. The glue that held the ANC together then, has now started to crack away. The breakaway of my good friend Julius Malema has shown just how vulnerable the ANC is to former support being lured away. The EFF has some radical ideas which even they know are not really workable yet their numbers are growing with voters moving from the ANC to the EFF.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that once President Zuma is no more, and in some miraculous happening, we end up with someone who is able to start with the cleaning out of all the dead wood that makes up our government and municipalities. Should this start happening, there will be a major swing to people who respect the laws of our country and are willing to stand together to create a better future for all.
Read today about the R16 million spent on landscaping at Nkandla. What has the buying of trees and Cycads got to do with security? Or could it be that we will soon hear that his security detail needs to practice bush warfare in his kraal?