Zukile Majova

Juju was right, Zuma and Mbeki are two sides of same coin

I am battling to understand why the ANC top brass was “particularly offended” by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s comparison of President Jacob Zuma to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki. For months now I have been making the same comparison myself and have come to the same conclusion that Zuma is indeed not different from…

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Battle lines drawn ahead of ANC, Cosatu and SACP summit…

Having established itself as the de facto leader and dictator to the ruling ANC-led tripartite alliance, Cosatu is battling to come to terms with the reality that it will not always have its way in the broad church that is the ANC. With the ANC being the only ruling party in the world to house…

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ANC Youth League motor-mouths rock SA politics …

Any university student has a sad story to tell about the death of student politics, the inefficiency of modern day SRCs and the general mediocrity of South Africa’s youth politics. They also harbour strong views about one Julius Malema who is fast becoming a loose cannon. Most urban youths agree that, after watching gallons of…

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Mbeki should have taken the nation to his confidence …

INEVITABLY, the decision by the ANC’s national executive committee to recall former president Thabo Mbeki was always going to be controversial. But perhaps, depending on which school of thought you come from, it has exposed some deep-seated fault lines in our body politic that will help the country as it continues molding a new society…

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GP’s toxic and seductive phenomenon..

One Friday night, not long ago, I wondered why the youth of GP were dancing. What are they cheerful about in the midst of the countless ills besetting our country? My attempt to find the answer to this question also gives clues to where I have been hiding for the past year. I scribbled the…

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Mbeki: The last of a dying breed

I know many of my fellow countrymen are digesting the words of American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who wrote: “To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men.” I will be less poetic for I am less gifted, but — you have to hand it to us South Africans — we truly…

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Who will tell the South African story?

For a while now I have been wondering who will rescue us from the scandalous and agenda-driven reportage of political and social developments in our country as we labour forward in search of a common national consensus and national identity. I have long concluded we will never be the people we aspire to be as…

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Time to call it quits, Jake

I thought I was going to let my fellow bloggers run with the ball on this great rugby debate, but I just have to claim my pound of flesh. So, here goes! I think Jake White should do more than pee on the ashtrays on the desks of his bosses (as fellow blogger Chris Moerdyk…

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ANC war of the bulldogs — part one

It is no secret that the main rivals for the ANC presidency have — for a while now — been grooming and breeding vicious bulldogs. How else can one describe the behaviour of both Mbeki and Zuma’s lieutenants in attacking each other in the ongoing mudslinging showdown in the ruling party? Like ruthless animals they…

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What are Zuma and Mbeki lobbyists smoking?

Someone must invest in a sledgehammer and knock some sense into the heads of the supporters of Jacob Zuma for excluding President Thabo Mbeki from their list proposals for the powerful ANC national executive committee. That person should also deal a good blow to Mbeki’s backers for doing the same with Zuma. Turn that sledgehammer…

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