Before Jacob Zuma became president I remember a Swiss couple that came to the restaurant with a group of friends. At the time Zuma’s rape case was in the papers and was the main topic of conversation at the table. The question that was asked me that night was how could we elect a rapist to run the country?
That question has rattled around in my head every time he does someting new. How could we elect a fraudster, how could we elect a polygamist, how could we…
I was trying to found out what Zuma’s wives did to earn the millions it costs us to keep them. I couldn’t find any specific reference, except the one which said they are not public servants and therefore not required to do charitable work except by choice…
Sadly, the one wife that was in fact hugely involved in working for South Africa and the ANC and fully involved in charities for widows and orphans was the one that committed suicide.
Kate Mantsho Zuma, educated, passionate and capable – of everything but surviving Zuma.
Her suicide note barred him from her funeral and decribed her life with him as 24 years of hell. That speaks volumes to the kind of man we have running our country.
I can’t find anything to admire or respect, and judging from the Zuma art that exists, nobody else can either.
We can’t change what we have allowed before, but we can change what we choose for the future.
It is truly my solemn prayer that despite how desperate our people are,
they will NOT vote for this man again.
Find another candidate, there are many to choose from. They won’t be perfect and they won’t be able to miraculously change this country overnight, but if they are honourable, they will give South Africa a chance to continue healing.
They will allow us to step again on the path that Mandela began. A path of unity, love and light.
How can we not want that….
and in tribute to Kate – you are remembered and held in esteem, be at peace Mamma Africa.