01 March 2016
Wanted: A stoep for our Zulu
By Mike Smith
1st of March 2016
For a change Max du Preez wrote a useful piece. The Sars dossier that could spell trouble for Zuma and friends
It is not often that you see him do something like this, seeing that it took him about 22 years to realize his beloved Noble Savages in the ANC are all a bunch of corrupt and thieving terrorists who feel nothing for the country or its people, including its black voting fodder.
Nevertheless, it sums up quite well the dilemma Zuma is facing and basically, although Max is not saying it in so many words, Zuma is fucked…but only properly.
It also gives an insight into how the ANC works. Everyone has dirt on everyone. They all hold together out of fear for each other, because if the one domino falls, all will fall.
Make no mistake. Pravin Gordhan is no angel. He is a member of the SA Communist Party. In his time at SARS he set up a task team to investigate big corporations, banks and mines and anybody else withholding big tax from the ANC, because stealing is what the ANC does. It is their job. Nobody else is allowed to.
Pravin Gordhan stumbled on some dirt going all the way to the top. To ZUMA and his cronies. They were stealing the country into bankruptcy. Pravin Gordhan chose to do nothing and just sat on all the evidence.
When Zuma found out about Gordhan’s little file on him, he demoted him from finance minister to minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
So Zuma appointed Nene as finance minister who fell out with Zuma’s girlfriend at the SAA, Dudu Myeni over a bailout for her airline she destroyed. Fact is Nene discovered that she was about to allow a Gupta takeover of SAA.
Nene also discovered that President Zuma wanted to buy a R4-Billion jet that costs a lot cheaper, but would ensure massive kickbacks through companies associated with...You guessed it. The Guptas.
Nene also did not want to approve the R1 trillion nuclear deal with Oakby and its main asset it bought in 2010 Shiva Uranium supplying the fuel saying it would bankrupt the country. Of course, chairman of Oakby is…Atul Gupta.
Problem is that most people do not understand the power the Guptas have over Zuma and the country. The Guptas is a a criminal syndicate masquerading as genuine business people.
They have de facto colonised South Africa, with Zuma being the chief colonial administrator
The Guptas have so much control and influence inside the ANC that they call the shots when it comes to cabinet appointments. That is why Zuma appointed his backbench crony Van Rooyen.
Unfortunately, it was a massive mistake. The Rand fell to record lows. Senior managers in the treasury threatened to resign and financial experts like Maria Ramos and Trevor Manual advised Zuma that he could face a real revolution unless he reappoints Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister.
Zuma hated it, but he had no choice. It was either that or he could kiss his ass goodbye. However he didn’t forget about his little file that was still being held by his mate and head of SARS Tom Monyane.
Further, Gordhan joined the revolt against the Guptas by cancelling their New Age breakfast meetings and announcing that their coal deals for power stations would be investigated.
So just in case Gordhan got clever and saved some copies, Zuma started to intimidate him by putting the Hawks on his ass. The Hawks sent Gordhan 27 questions six days before his Budget Speech about his knowledge of a rogue unit at the SA Revenue Services and are giving him until Wednesday 2nd of March, to answer the questions and to consult with his legal team.
“This is a well-calculated destabilisation plan with all the elements of disinformation, falsehoods and exaggerated facts,” said secretary general Gwede Mantashe.
Gordhan called the letter “totally outrageous” has said that the Hawks are trying to destabilise his department, and has equated it to a “second attempted coup on the powerhouse department”. However he will say something after his budget speech tomorrow. He wants to come clean.
It was reported earlier this week that Gordhan threatened to resign from Cabinet, saying it was either SARS head Tom Monyane or him. The finance minister later denied this, but reiterated that Monyane would be redeployed.
Today, Barclays announced that it is pulling out of SA. The DA wants the corruption cases against Zuma reinstated. South Africa is hovering over the edge of a downgrade to junk status and the Jewish reporter Howard Feldman is saying the Doomsday Clock representing South Africa edges closer to midnight I tend to agree. Food prices are soaring, electricity prices were raised, junk status looming…Recipe for revolution.
What choices does Zuma have?
If I was him, I would start asking my mate Omar Al Baschir for a place to stay, because soon, he will be without a country…and Baschir will have a Zulu on his stoep.