Zuma’s new party, a ‘Madiba moment’ in The Hague and the merits of prayer as a political strategy

Zuma’s new party, a ‘Madiba moment’ in The Hague and the merits of prayer as a political strategy

What we know about Jacob Zuma's new political party, this week's ‘Madiba moment’ in The Hague and prayer as a political strategy - your week in a wrap.

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  • How is this man not yet in jail! Frankly, it’s a slap in the face to have him back in the political seat. And I can guess where his funding is coming from, his puppet masters no doubt, who would be very happy to get their hands back into the pot to help themselves to almost every cent!

  • bilarhulani says:

    Great dancer knows when to leave the stage. Zuma takes advantage of people who love and support him. I can’t believe that his campaign strategy is for someone who is an amateur in politics. It clearly shows that his endorsement to MK parry is characterized by hatred he has towards president Ramaphosa. He has nothing to offer to the country other than acting as a victim who wants sympathy from people. This situation is the results of what happened in polokwane conference of which it will take time to be corrected and forgotten. People put him into power because of popularity not competence. It is unfortunate that people in our country fall for popularity not competence. It is no longer the time time to hire people based on struggle credentials but people who will bring solutions to the myriad of challenges the country is facing. MK does not bring anything to the country but perpetuate tribalism and also enrich those who will be in his cycle.

  • Mark Alexander says:

    So appreciate getting the DM communications! Keep it up.

  • Eus de Clerk says:

    Madiba moment, nê? Eish! Thank the gods we don’t have too many if those…

  • Josie Rowe-Setz says:

    There is so much noise, so many unsupported promises, so many personal attacks. So much battling in public information space. I would prefer if the parties seeking election were clear about what exactly they will do, and how they will hold themselves accountable for performance. And what will happen if they do not deliver to people locally? How long will take for underperforming people and corrupt people to be held accountable? If taxpayer funds are used for years to defend support public servants? Who is ultimately found guilty? Can they pay back? Will they? How long will that take? IS there a system for us as the electorate to be kep informed of progress? I think not considering LIFE Esidemeni as an example. To what extent does the current legal system protect corruption by means of full payment of outrageous legal fees for defence (no pain for the accused official), and if courts find against such official, how long until they pay back? Can they declare bankruptcy and avoid all penalties? Im not sure. Roads. Water. Energy. Education. Jobs. And how will this be delivered without industry on board in a meaningful pragmatic partnership? I appreciate DM articles for the most part. However, in an election year, these are the most important questions to be answered for me.

  • Leon Hugo says:

    If Daily Maverick enter the politics they wil get 99% of te votes !!

  • What if this is a strategy to use the party as a political “dustbin” of the ANC.By that I mean a strategy to make sure that the disgruntled ruling party’s voters don’t end up in the opposition party’s who stand a chance to completely topple the ruling party.To collect all of them into a new structure that has less chance of winning.Just a thought.

  • Brian Doyle says:

    What South Africa is a non racial party which campaigns on what THEY can do, and not parties who attack other parties on what the others are not doing, and highlight those parties faults. You also need a real leader who has a clear vision of where they want to go. The DA is the closest to this but do not have the type of leader who will grow the party out of its stagnant phase

  • Richie Rich says:

    As far as the case at the ICJ is concerned, should SA come out triumphant, SA must push for a UN declaration of independence for a two state solution under the UN mandate and similarly send SA troops to secure the deal.

  • One would have expected for a ceasefire in Palestine. The ruling is a win, but not a victory.

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