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Jacob Zuma, following all the allegations and counter allegations against him for almost 3yrs running now definitely can't be a better President that his Mbeki.

Already he will be assuming the highest office in the country drenched in so much controversy.

To my mind, he is not a better candidate at this time in the history of South Africa.

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Jacob Zuma, following all the allegations and counter allegations against him for almost 3yrs running now definitely can't be a better President than Mbeki.

Already he will be assuming the highest office in the country drenched in so much controversy.

To my mind, he is not a better candidate at this time in the history of South Africa.

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The majority of South African people think otherwise. Zuma who is known as the grassroot guy is strongly looked upon by the youths as the man who will give redemption to the high levels of unemployment hitting the common South African.

mk the southerner

Mbeki is a democrat, an African leader many leaders should emulate. When the people say no they mean no. God bless you Mbeki you played your rule.


Mbeki entered the "glorious shoes" of Nelson Mandela to lead SA,at a time when the fever and excitement of a post Apartheid SA was still very high.Infact,many know him more as Madiba's successor than by his own name.I think the problem with Mbeki stemmed amongst other things not only from his long years in exile,bc its believed to have uprooted him from the daily realities of the grassroots and propelled him to embrace the new black aristocracy that has engaged in a dangerous pattern while more than 40% of SAfricans live on the breadline.

The man's tenure also had the hallmarks of controversy when he 'refused' to prioritise the AIDS epidemic as a national "catastrophy" by not accepting the allocation of funds for the fight against the disease.This alienated him against a large swath of SA's populace especially the womenfolk though his arch rival Zuma's blunt assertion that washing himself after a sexual spree could cure the disease,was the most horrifying response yet by a politician in recent times.

Mbeki,drove a capitalist oriented economic system but couldn't check excesses from his aids and collaborators.People like his VP,Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka came into his presidency more as viruses.


Whether Mbeki did a great job at the helm of the SA ship or whether his Presidency didn't live up to expectation is of little importance to full-blown,diehard Afrocentrics like me,who see a rising danger to the ANC hegemony.This great party which embodies the hopes and aspirations of not only the millions of black SAfricans but that of a whole continent.The risk of an exodus in the party at this point in time when several ministers have tendered their resignations after Mbeki's demise is frightening for diehard Pan-Africanists.

This is indeed the first time the ANC throughout the struggle to end Apartheid and just over a decade since it came to power is facing an internal crisis that is threatening its unity.The Mbeki/Zuma standoff has created 'cracks' in the party that must be expediently refilled and cemented.These political nemesis must throw down the gauntlet a nd should never forget the great sacrifices they made during the struggle,neither should they lie on their laurels bc the battle to raise the blackman of SA and by extension the blackman of Africa to live the dreams for which the ANC was created is far from being won.


Just ab't 14 yrs in power and after more than 75 yrs of of battling against Apartheid,the ANC faces a great challenge from the Democratic Alliance(DA),the main opposition party in SA,dominated by the white minority in SA.And th white minority hasn't yet said their last word.They are bent on retaking power in SA which according to them is "God-given".Their spectacular performance in local and legislative elections is worrying and vexing for some of us who donot want to see the whiteman come anywhere near power in Africa.Their intent has been to impress on the minds of SAfricans that only whites can manage a flourshing and modern economy like that of SA.Unfortunately for them,Mbeki did a great job of stabilising the economy more than any regime has ever been able to do.


Of recent,some ANC big shots have expressed anxiety on the level of preparedness of the party in the event of an election.Unity in the party during these trying times should on no occasion be compromised and should remain sacrosanct.The ANC must march into April united and in locked steps.Bc the ANC has a historic duty to the blacks of SA and to the rest of Africa.And where the ANC shall permit sectarianism consequently leading to its defeat in any elections,they shall never be forgiven by the martyrs,heroes and liberation fighters of yesterday and a whole continenet that looks upon her as a role model today.The ANC must lead SA "ad infinitum".So that the blackman of SA and of Africa should be empowered and take their rightful place on the World stage.


mr.Essono,the anc leaders are taking advantage of their credentials in the liberation struggle against white supremacy.
the truth is people in south africa want change that was being promised to them during their sacrifices against apathied.
therefore the people want a party that can deliver.and if the anc can not deliver,the people would have no choice than to dance to the tunes of the white opposition parties.
and dont forget that there are also other parties with substaintial support as contributors to the liberation struggle.
the anc must forget about its status and unite its self for the interest of the nation rather than struggling for power within themselves.peace.

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