05 April 2016
Vote or Coup: How South Africans are planning to get rid of Zuma
By Mike Smith
5th of April 2016
The list of ANC heavyweights calling for Zuma to step down is growing by the day. Spin doctor supreme, Themba Maseko – Government Communication and Information System, charged with managing public communication of government actions and policy, is the latest to add his voice to the #ZumaMustFall brigade.
Ja, well...what do you do when the elephant in the room grows too big and no amount of spin is going to change that?
Nevertheless, his voice joins that of “struggle heroes” (former terrorists), Ahmed Katrada, Denis Goldberg, Mathews Phosa, and Mavuso Msimang, all MK Veterans.
Without naming any names, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan basically called Zuma greedy and selfish and accused him of breaking the social contract with the people.
Even the ultra leftist editorial staff of the New York Times said it is time for Zuma to step down.
Big business is also trying to put as much distance between themselves and the Zuptas, before the massive stink-bomb drops.
The Dutch auditing firm KPMG who was for 15 years the auditor for all Gupta-owned and -controlled businesses and performed a variety of other services for the Guptas, basically ensuring that no fingers can be pointed to their dirty dealings and state capture, have now abandoned the Guptas, KPMG cuts all ties with Guptas. Belated attempt to end reputational damage
Close on their heels jumping from the rotten, stinking and sinking ship followed Barclays and investment bank Sasfin
They were all in bed with the Guptas having a massive perverse orgy at the cost of the taxpayers and now that Zuma farted under the duvet they want to get out of the room as quickly as possible lest someone accuse them of being the culprits. All corrupt bastards I tell you. Scum of the earth.
For years we have been calling for Zuma to get rid of… Now, all of a sardine everyone has an opinion on how to remove Zuma saying a 100 ANC members need to vote him out along with all opposition party MP’s
That…is not likely to happen. As I have mentioned before, the pillars of support need to be taken out from underneath Zuma and co-opted to the opposition side. Most notably the armed services (police and army). When that happens you have reached the yielding point or point of no return. Then you will witness the dictator’s spectacular fall. He won’t even have time to step down or the power to resign. He will simply fall.
That is why I witnessed with interest how the SANDF union (SANDU) decided to strike, protest and call for Zuma to step down.
Defence Minister says defence union planning a coup d’etat
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has called on the South African Defence Force Union's Pikkie Greef to be criminally charged.
The minister obviously crapped herself… She worriedly called for a political solution not a military one
However the SANDF itself said they would not get involved in petty party politics and condemned SANDU’s mobilization against Zuma
However if they are not going to get involved, they basically declared themselves neutral…at least for now. Besides what can they do to stop SANDU members? Nothing. If they strike and protest are they going to get fired? You will first have a palace revolution in the SANDF and then a revolution against Zuma
Zuma, however embarrassing it must be for the generals, is still their boss. Whether they will take orders from such a corrupt peace of shit will have to be seen.