Quote of the week

Senekal last week had nothing to do with solutions. It was all about politicians’ testosterone. It was all about politicians’ egos. What useful idea came out of all that heat and noise generated by all those politicians in Senekal last week? There is nothing. Nothing that makes SA a better place. Nothing that leads us to a better understanding of race relations in SA after 1994. Nothing that is a solution to farm murders – many of whose victims are poorly paid, desperate black people – or a solution to the incredibly horrendous murder and crime problem in this country.

Justice Malala
Sunday Times Daily
19 October 2009

“We have a problem… this organisation [the ANC] is faced with a new enemy… and this enemy is composed of twins. Twins that are destroying the organisation,” said President Jacob Zuma. To loud applause from members, he said there were people in the ANC who were prepared for the organisation to be destroyed in order for them to occupy certain positions.  Lobbying within the ANC had in some cases stopped being comradely and was now deadly, marked by character assassination and gossip.  “This enemy, the one twin — authority, positions. The [other] twin is money. These two walk together; they are well armed; they are destroying the African National Congress,” Zuma warned.

The two were related because “some are looking for a position to put their friends so that they have access to resources,” he said to cheers and whistles of approval from his audience. Zuma said there were people in the organisation “who have surrendered themselves to the comrades of other comrades… who work 24 hours for certain comrades, not for the ANC. – Cape Times Report on a speech delivered by Preisdent Jacob Zuma to the ANC Western cape provincial general council

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