"We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.” Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Zuma’s State of the Nation Address shows him to be oblivious to realities
South Africans got a speech designed to put a positive gloss on government performance and appease the governing party’s alliance partners ahead of the Mangaung elective conference in December. As a result, the President appeared out of touch with reality.
DA MP Manny De Freitas said that the President appears to be oblivious to the ineffeciency and corruption that appears to be prevalent within the Home Affairs department.
“The President needed to set out a bold vision for South Africa with an honest assessment of the state of our nation,” Instead he used the opportunity to engage in a Public Relations exercise designed to keep his alliance partners on his side ahead of Mangaung.