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Zuma has indeed learnt much from Stalin

Rhoda Kadalie
15 January 2014

Rhoda Kadalie says under the President the Zulu-Nostra have been deplloyed to all the levers of power

Soon Robert Mugabe will be gone, leaving behind a trail of destruction in his wake. In Zimbabwe, the judiciary is almost non-existent; government maladministration is chronic; state institutions are dysfunctional; and the economy is completely broken.  Much of the damage is almost irreparable. Mugabe's signature style of governance has been dictatorial, murderous on occasions, and excessively self-serving regardless of how it affects the electorate and the country. He represents much of what is wrong in Africa today.

President Zuma is increasingly showing similar signs of megalomania. In the evolution of his accession to power there is a concomitant evolution in his acquisition of state resources, Nkandla being an extreme example of this trajectory of corruption. Just as a sycophantic military, a compliant police force and political cronies support Mugabe, just so Zuma depends on crony capitalism and loyalists within his Party to do his bidding. And they do so unflinchingly.

Saturday's rally in Nelspruit took the cake! In preparation for Zuma's appearance at the rally, the state's machinery was set in motion by the Security Cluster to protect the President from being booed. When I saw this headline, I was rather intrigued to know how they went about shielding the Posa from being booed without curbing the public's right to freedom of speech. According to the Sunday Times, precautionary measures included instructing people where to sit according to their provincial memberships and the preregistration of party supporters. In addition, Collins Chabane and Siyabonga Cwele visited residents around the Mbombela Stadium to warn them not to disrupt the rally.

Intelligence sources allegedly claimed: "This time around we are well prepared." "We know where every bus comes from, and who the passengers are." The people were seated as provincial delegations so that it becomes easier to isolate and deal with any trouble."

Now is this not Stalinism, deluxe - the use of state machinery to shut up their own comrades up, to stop ANC supporters from showing their disapproval of the great clay-footed Zuma. Any threats to the ANC's rule "until Jesus comes", and displays of disdain for the president, shall be prevented even by military means if necessary. This is a dangerous portend of things to come and worse, Zuma's acolytes in the Cabinet, are not innocent and will have much to account for in the future. They are all as culpable as the President for the decline of the rule of law and the endemic corruption.

Stalin did not operate alone. He had his cronies and inspired by Marxism and Leninism, they helped him develop the "cult of the individual with himself at the centre" and they seriously advocated the national democratic revolution. He also extensively used the secret police to reduce opposition.

Zuma still operates very much in this mould; cultivating a cult around him, and centralising power as demonstrated by Noseweek's organogram of the Zulu-Nostra occupying all the levers of power including the Constitutional Court. This imperial network, to echo Martin Welz, is nothing but a demonstration of institutionalised tribal warfare, where the tribe in power loots as much as it can from the state's treasury. This is scary stuff and when Zuma promises, without a trace of irony, that he will no longer tolerate corruption and lazy civil servants and clean up government, then we say, Mr President how about starting with the Arms Deal and Nkandla.

Instead of his assurances that "Public servants and public representatives will be prohibited from doing business with the state, and further measures will be developed to identify and prosecute corrupt actions by public servants and others," how about showing some respect to Thuli Madonsela, the Public Protector and allowing her to do her job fearlessly? 

These empty pre-election promises are a provocation to those of us who know that as soon as Zuma wins, the looting will continue. Because if he is really serious about rooting out corruption, he, first, should resign and also know that very few of his cabinet and loyalists will be around to run the ANC.

This article first appeared in Die Burger.

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with all the books you read, you are still ignorant
To suggest that Zuma is a stalinist or he operates like Stalin is a gross display of ignorance. Ignorance of this level should be illegal(now that's more of a stalinist stance). This article in void of information and truth. One thing I like about shallow . .more

by ANC LEADS THE REST FOLLOW on January 15 2014, 16:47
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South Africa's Future - Die The Beloved Country
The dawning of 2014 comes with a frightening reality that has struck many South Africans regarding what does the future of South Africa hold in the days ahead

With the passing of Mandela the last vestige of hope has slipped away with the . .more

by Expat in Calgary on January 15 2014, 16:55
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Gauteng's love for BooZooma will be seen at the election.

@ANC leads the rest follow.

Tell me sir, as an informed 'spin doctor' for the ANC, can you inform us WHY the crowd attending Madiba's service applauded Mugabe/Obama etc but made that funny booing sound when our President appeared? Why did . .more

by Jan Poggenpoel. on January 15 2014, 17:17
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Jan Poggenpoel
Mr Poggenpoel let me start by addressing the boeing of the president. As you might know some South Africans like the author of the article above don't like the president. All these people were allowed into the memorial of the great Nelson Mandela. As a . .more

by ANC LEADS THEVREST FOLLOW on January 15 2014, 17:45
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Stalinist
God help us!!

by Gaina on January 15 2014, 18:06
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@ANC leads............

No mate, I never said the "bulk of ANC support is uneducated" Those are your words!

What I said was "the majority of ANC supporters might.... have marginal FORMAL education" What I meant here is that people who due to the much cited 'legacy . .more

by Jan Poggenpoel on January 15 2014, 18:20
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Long Live Cde.Stalin, Cde.Dr.Mugabe, And Cde.Dr.Zuma!
The imperatives of NDR at this juncture, taking into consideration the balance of forces and the objective conditions, requires that counterrevolutionary impediments like freedom of speech and the crass nonsense of separation of Party and State be . .more

by Stalinist on January 15 2014, 18:48
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THE ANC LEADS AND THE REST FOLLOW
today we stand on the edge of a cliff - tomorrow we shall be a step further....

by Walter on January 15 2014, 19:05
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ANC leads
Rhoda dear black people are still in huge support of president and for that matter Zulus are a majority and you will expect most of them in government which is not even the case. You do not understand yourself what you saying its like you read this in a . .more

by papgeld on January 15 2014, 20:17
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@The ANC Leads
Remember the saying" Don't argue with fools because they will pull you down and beat you with experience". What we should tell them is that the masses are not blind and stupid. Victory is certain!!!!

by Thabo on January 15 2014, 21:20
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ANC misleads
We are going to graves.

by Nghodana on January 15 2014, 23:28
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the shape of things to come
Rhoda Kadalie's rough analogy is apt, in broad terms. But it's not (obviously) about the outdated doctrinal clash between communism and capitalism. It's about vulgar triumphalism and the abuse of the idea and resources of the state by enthusiasts of . .more

by mudlark on January 15 2014, 23:28
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the shape of things to come
Rhoda Kadalie's rough analogy is apt, in broad terms. But it's not (obviously) about the outdated doctrinal clash between communism and capitalism. It's about vulgar triumphalism and the abuse of the idea and resources of the state by enthusiasts of . .more

by mudlark on January 15 2014, 23:28
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ANC misleads
We are going to graves.

by Nghodana on January 15 2014, 23:28
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ANC misleads
We are going to graves.

by Nghodana on January 15 2014, 23:29
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ANC misleads
We are going to graves.

by Nghodana on January 15 2014, 23:30
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the shape of things to come
Rhoda Kadalie's rough analogy is apt, in broad terms. But it's not (obviously) about the outdated doctrinal clash between communism and capitalism. It's about vulgar triumphalism and the abuse of the idea and resources of the state by enthusiasts of . .more

by mudlark on January 15 2014, 23:31
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ANC misleads
The fish rots from the head

by Nghodana on January 15 2014, 23:31
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the shape of things to come
Rhoda Kadalie's rough analogy is apt, in broad terms. But it's not (obviously) about the outdated doctrinal clash between communism and capitalism. It's about vulgar triumphalism and the abuse of the idea and resources of the state by enthusiasts of . .more

by mudlark on January 15 2014, 23:34
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@ ANC leads -Your E-tolls Insult to Intelligence
So you call us critics of E-tolls enemies of development. Then you must be an enemy of truth. The ANC develops gargantuan white elephants at enormous cost to the people for the financial benefit of a few crony elites and ANC elites.

Why else . .more

by Gdoyi on January 16 2014, 00:16
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rhoda a chihuahua
ZUMA is nowhere near Salin. if he were, Zapiro would be on Robben Island and there would be no Politicsweb.
not everybody is a member of the ignorant chattering class to which she belongs.

by themba on January 16 2014, 00:44
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fact and fiction have coalesced into one slimy whole
that's what the ANC and their cronies represent...a misrepresentation...George Orwell's 1984...we are living as though it's an illusion ...because "the truth is what you believe"... and in most cases what the ANC makes us believe...WE ARE DOOMED!!!as . .more

by vincent on January 16 2014, 04:24
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STD 3 mentality
Zuma is just a STD 3 drop out and i believe that he must do the honorable thing and resign. We are all aware that he is a stupid of a special kind and no amount of sugar coating will change that.

by Sankara on January 16 2014, 05:29
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STD 3 mentality
Zuma is just a STD 3 drop out and i believe that he must do the honorable thing and resign. We are all aware that he is a stupid of a special kind and no amount of sugar coating will change that.

by Sankara on January 16 2014, 05:29
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@ANC Leads
Dont you just love the attempt at justifying the etoll as "infrastructural development" The term was correctly understood by the previous hated apartheid govt. Proof of course is the Freeways,Eskom,Postoffice,Sasol,Railways,Municipalities,Health and . .more

by Ray Botha on January 16 2014, 05:31
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Rhoda
The analogy that u are presenting is exposing your political poverty,also allergic to truth,as we are going to election ,please watch the decisive victory of ANC.we don't need your Lamentations ,infact Rhoda which class are u representing ?there is . .more

by Zitho on January 16 2014, 05:52
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Rhoda
The analogy that u are presenting is exposing your political poverty,also allergic to truth,as we are going to election ,please watch the decisive victory of ANC.we don't need your Lamentations ,infact Rhoda which class are u representing ?there is . .more

by Zitho on January 16 2014, 05:53
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Rhoda
The analogy that u are presenting is exposing your political poverty,also allergic to truth,as we are going to election ,please watch the decisive victory of ANC.we don't need your Lamentations ,infact Rhoda which class are u representing ?there is . .more

by Zitho on January 16 2014, 05:56
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What a cheap politics
The ANC leads until jesus christ come back,wht is shameful u talk about Inkandla instead of waiting Madonsela to release final reports until ANC will indeed take a step towards that, E talls u busy deceiving th country as if ther is somthing better other . .more

by mjamba on January 16 2014, 06:11
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What a cheap politics
The ANC leads until jesus christ come back,wht is shameful u talk about Inkandla instead of waiting Madonsela to release final reports until ANC will indeed take a step towards that, E talls u busy deceiving th country as if ther is somthing better other . .more

by mjamba on January 16 2014, 06:12
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Germination of seeds from Stalins potting soil
It is no secret the African National Carbuncle are busier than a cat attempting to conceal a turd on a marble floor - to undermine the orderly rule in the western cape . Only a white stick user cannot see the SACP influence in incidents of violence etc . .more

by Green Room on January 16 2014, 06:51
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Germination of seeds from Stalins potting soil
It is no secret the African National Carbuncle are busier than a cat attempting to conceal a turd on a marble floor - to undermine the orderly rule in the western cape . Only a white stick user cannot see the SACP influence in incidents of violence etc . .more

by Green Room on January 16 2014, 06:52
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First the Xhosa Nostra now we have the Zulu Nostra!
Previously we were ruled by the Xhosa Nostra now we have the Zulu Nostra. Isn't there a law about funding organised crime? It is somewhat ironic that taxpayers could be accused of that crime.

by wendy on January 16 2014, 06:52
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A man with a iron fist
all ministers are scared to challenge the corrupt conduct of showerman, he just blinks and there is a carbinet reshuffle. All principles of the MDM are betrayed by the showerman Purging, harassment, blackmail and isolation are the rules of his game.

by Juluka on January 16 2014, 08:07
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The ANC leads and the rest follow..... damn right its the lemmings that make the majority
no woinder why the rest follow.......................??????????????

by Brian on January 16 2014, 08:32
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Rhoda is an alarmist!
The Mandela memorial was not an ANC event, so you cant argue that ANC members booed Zuma. Even if it is so, it demonstrates that ANC does tolerates descent. There are examples of ANC leaders being booed. Mandela was booed when he visited Midlands urging . .more

by Trotsky on January 16 2014, 09:03
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South Africans have a decision to make:
Either you (we) build a united South Africa or we go back to seperate development, you decide...

by Paul C on January 16 2014, 09:16
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Zulu-Nostra?
There is a fascinating diagram in Noseweek (which they admit is a work-in-progress) showing the JZ783-KZN links.

He makes Stalin look like an amateur.

by v_3 on January 16 2014, 09:24
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Rhoda, what's with you...
your superiority illusion has been getting better of you recently. You have even stooped so low to an extent of relying on a rumour to justify your obsessive hatred for President Zuma and in turn peddle it as a fact on this site. May I perhaps also ask . .more

by Njabuliso on January 16 2014, 09:32
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ANC will make the DA phycologist feel their presence is unnecessary
Rhoda Kadalie u deserve all the critics you have made but you'll always cry as you have started. You speak as you just born, do'nt you know that the president does not elect himself to lead the organisation. It will come on us that the President must . .more

by khabs on January 16 2014, 09:36
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Going down.
The anc is in free fall...

by Paul C on January 16 2014, 09:53
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Going down.
FREEEEEEEEEEEEE FAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLIN

by Paul C on January 16 2014, 09:56
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Zuma learnt from Stalin
Rhoda I think your article has many truths in it. But I don't know whether Stalin was as greedy as Zuma and his cronies. Capitalism is failing us because you can no longer conduct business under the supply and demand and FAIR profits philosophy. If you . .more

by Lolla on January 16 2014, 10:08
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Vote for what is best for a united South Africa.
If you support the anc, you support the misery that this government has brought to South Africans to your eternal shame.

by Paul C on January 16 2014, 10:33
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Agian A False Debate
The debate firstly initiated by Mbeki and now Rhoda is a dead and misleading debate.Why do educated classes in our country always fail to capture the National Discource? I though those whith education a greater responsibility lies with them to . .more

by Muzi on January 16 2014, 10:58
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Pseudo intellectualism
@Thabo and @the ANC leads and the rest will follow.

You have both given creedence to William Shakespeare's assertion that "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool".


by Marty on January 16 2014, 11:30
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The stench of rot
Do the ANC members and supporters truly believe Jacob Zuma is the best leader to lead this country? If he is, then the ANC is totally "leadership bankrupt". He fits into the mould of a group of African leaders who are total uneducated egotists. 10 years . .more

by THINKER on January 16 2014, 11:38
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Power has blinded the ANC
The ANC is killed by the current leadership and they will realise this after the elections. The writing is on the wall but they refuse to accept it. The should know that perceptions becomes reality.Whether or not Zuma is guilty of any wrong doing the ANC . .more

by @AFRICA on January 16 2014, 11:52
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@muzi
Your HERO Stalin reposnsible for:

1 million imprisoned or exiled between 1927 to 1929;
9 to 11 million peasants forced off their lands and another 2 to 3 million peasants arrested or exiled in the mass collectivization program;
6 to 7 . .more

by BeMoaner on January 16 2014, 12:01
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Zuma
Do you really think Mandela stood for what most of you wishfully bleat. Maybe to some degree - but first and foremost he stood for Black Freedom and power - even if he did not like some of the current goings on it is far more important that power was . .more

by greg on January 16 2014, 12:13
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In Zuma The Theoritician,The Organic Intellectual, The Visionary, The Leader We Trust!
In our president we are blessed with the best of all worlds.
The organizational practice of Comrade J. Slovo.
The breadth of vision of Dr. R. Mugabe.
The incorruptibility of Pres. Mobutu Sese Seko.
The economic policies of Prime Minister . .more

by ANC 100% on January 16 2014, 12:22
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Spot On Rhoda with no Boooiiiiiinnnng at the Trough
@ANC 100% You mention some of your hero chummies, along with The Organic Shower Head. Mobutu stole at least $ 5 Billion dollars from his people and had a lot of blood on his hands. Mad Bob is current and you know his form. And Slovo wrote "Has Socialism . .more

by Foghorn Leghorn on January 16 2014, 13:41
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Spot on Rhoda.......II ( If Myburg chops the above to fit )
.....Mad Bob is Current and you know his form. And Slovo wrote "Has Socialism Failed" So he had his doubts. If he was alive today he would have even more.

by Foghorn Leghorn on January 16 2014, 13:46
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How Many Did Hitler,Van Riebeck,Voster,Malan and Botha killed?
Bo Moaner succumbs to a celestial seduction of lies and unthruth peddled for many years.Stalism has its own fair share of excess and errors,but pls dont lie about stats that fabricated.How many people were killed by Hitlers madness?

When Oom . .more

by Muzi on January 16 2014, 14:18
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Rhoda Kadalie's paranoia and exaggerations are really tiresome
Zuma is appalling. Everyone agrees on that. But he is most certainly not Stalin.

by MN on January 16 2014, 14:50
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Second Chances Don't Come Around - Part 1
Discussion about the past and all the trivial issues will not help SA
The Nat government certainly had bad policies that hampered the country and limited people
In the same way the current ANC government is no different with its own problems . .more

by ExPat in Calgary on January 16 2014, 15:50
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Second Chances Don't Come Around - Part 2
What are the key challenges that need to be addressed
• People have little hope and trust that the ANC is able to fix the problems of SA and it can’t
• The ANC cannot even fix its own problems never mind fixing the country’s
• Crime and . .more

by ExPat in Calgary on January 16 2014, 15:51
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He is unique
President Zuma should not be compared to anyone else. He has his own personality and characteriistics. He is at time extremely kind to the poor and the downtrodden. Amadla

by Drs Sears Appalsamy on January 16 2014, 17:43
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by Drs Sears Appalsamy on January 16 2014, 17:4
Said in jest yeah . If my old cricketing mate Freddy Appalsamy is your dad or perhaps brother , I undersdtand the wit .

Unfortunately our president suffers a condition you may be familiar with - severe intellectual barefootedness .

by Green Room on January 16 2014, 20:59
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Stalin strategy
Clearly with all the ANC trolls on line today ,merely serves to confirm the germination of the seeds from Stalins potting soil .

Non white stalinists withinformer USSR are few and far between . The starvation and wars they were subjected to are . .more

by Green Room on January 16 2014, 21:14
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Zuma is hardly Stalin in many ways, maybe Putin!!!!
The Shona Nostra in ZIMBABWE was important at the time when frail Mugabe assume the leadership of government, in as much as it was important for South Africa to have a taste of the Xhosa Nostra as it is extremely important for the existing Zulu Nostra!! . .more

by Themba Douglas NTSHANGASE, Berlin, Germany on January 16 2014, 21:57
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ANC Leads
This is an ANC that brought down the walls of apartheid,for which I never heared any one of u personifies any musters of aparthied. For more than 100 years people of Mzansi were living under the shadow of brutalism,were even injected with hiv/aids. So . .more

by Nhlanhla Ngubane on January 17 2014, 04:44
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Rhoda
The analogy that u are presenting is exposing your political poverty,also allergic to truth,as we are going to election ,please watch the decisive victory of ANC.we don't need your Lamentations ,infact Rhoda which class are u representing ?there is . .more

by Zitho on January 17 2014, 05:36
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Rhoda
Does anyone except those who hate the ANC take this lady seriously?

I can't believe that anyone would publish her drivel.

While many other commentators and analysts are (rightly) critical of the ANC, at least they show at least a . .more

by Kev on January 17 2014, 09:06
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Rhoda bringing SA standard of journalism or political commentary to the lowest point
After Rhoda's last contribution about the FNB booing incident, I expected something better this time around.
But guess what? This time it's even worse. This is beyond laziness, but simply shallow "analysis" or uncritical recycling of other people's . .more

by Bhekuzulu on January 17 2014, 12:14
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@Kev
Rhoda is incapable of the things you expect of her....

by Bhekuzulu on January 17 2014, 12:17
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@Nalala Ngubane

You are obviously a product of the Education department of Angie Must-S***-her! As you can neither spell, space nor punctuate correctly.

This also clearly demonstrates the absence of any logic in your very limited thought . .more

by Krasnya Izvesdya. on January 17 2014, 13:11
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We need selfless leaders
It is time for educated, modern leadership, to run South Africa. The time of the ANC veterans has expired. We live in a global society, in a competitive world. We need modern men and women where color is NOT an issue.
The ANC leadership is passé. . .more

by Wizard on January 17 2014, 19:34
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God?
And ..... he is now PG's God !!!!! Riddled with morality and now riddled with....? How PG?

by tzME on January 20 2014, 10:48
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@ Kadalie
To equate Inja Zuma to Stalin is an insult to Stalin, Stalin had a vision, Stalin had savvy, Stalin acted with dignity, this Inja leading our ANC has no moral fibre, no brains and no dignity. It is an insult to the ANC to be led by such an immoral idiot.

by Spukupuk on January 20 2014, 14:46
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@Spukupuk
As your name suggest, you are indeed is'phukuphuku (a fo'ol). Zuma is not a dog (inja)and will never be one, Only you seem to exhibit the traits associated with izinja, that is barking at everything that moves. Hence your insults directed at our state . .more

by Bhekuzulu on January 21 2014, 09:40
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Spukupuku, Zuma is not inja
As your name suggest, you are indeed is'phukuphuku . Zuma is not inja and will never be one, Only you seem to exhibit the traits as'sociated with izinja, that is bar'king at everything that moves. Hence your insults directed at our state . .more

by Bhekuzulu on January 21 2014, 09:47
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@These two...
Quote:
"The debate firstly initiated by Mbeki and now Rhoda is a dead and misleading debate.Why do educated classes in our country always fail to capture the National Discource? I though those whith education a greater responsibility lies with them to . .more

by Amazed on January 29 2014, 18:50
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