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14 Apr 2009 09:46
Thembelihle Tshabalala tested the reaction on the streets over the decision to drop charges against Jacob Zuma
I’m so happy that the charges are dropped because now he can be president and lead this country to greatness.
I see many changes happening in the country when Zuma takes the reins.
I think it’s time the ANC got over the whole Thabo Mbeki-Jacob Zuma saga, I think that it raised the bar. I think the current government is not too different from the apartheid government; it’s the same government, just a different colour.
The country already has a crime problem and still we sweep things under the carpet. This is the highest calibre of white-collar crime.
The thing that worries me is that we are no different from other African countries that have got away with such things, and yet we call ourselves “a young democracy”.
I run a business right now and the reason I’m able to do that is because the ANC gave me an opportunity.
S Mohammed, Mayfair(56)
There’s no evidence that Zuma is guilty. But it’s difficult to predict what the future will be under Zuma’s presidency, because in the past 14 years corruption was rife. So many other people in power were just as guilty of corruption.
Sheehan Hewitt, Parkhurst (19)
I’d really hoped for the DA to take power. Now I am scared because people are already leaving the country and if Jacob Zuma becomes president we’ll experience an even bigger brain drain.
For one, I think he should stay away from finance and let people like Trevor Manuel handle it. His focus should be on dealing with the other departments that are not doing well and do something about the ministers there.
The country needs a president who has no conspiracies hanging over him. The reality is that there will always be opposition parties that are ready to dig up more dirt on him and ordinary people will be caught up in that once again.
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