President Jacob Zuma has a serious problem, generally known as victim mentality. He has come to realise that this kind of behaviour, comes with sympathy and people in the process of sympathising with the victim, always support and cheer the one who seems like the under dog.
It is said his father passed away while he was very young, I am certain we all know someone who lost a parent and even both in some instances. President Zuma should stop using this to blackmail us when he is expected to be accountable.
Many other successful people made it in life without having progressed much at school, and I am sure you are aware of many more who have contributed immensely in research and the development of life as we know it today. President Zuma should stop using this to blackmail us when he is expected to be accountable.
His victim mentality was seen as a uniting force within the ANC, but that time has passed. His victim mentality has won him many supporters and even today, his victim mentality continues to play with peoples emotions believing to protect the ANC yet they unknowingly continue to sympathise with an individual who does not want to be responsible but cry foul that things are happening to him because he comes from rural kzn, poor family, raised by a single parent and had to dropout from school at a young age.
This victim mentality got us supporting him when criminal charges were were laid against him, when Khwezi said he raped her, when he impregnated his friends daughter, when he lied about a bond to improve his family home and lately when he claimed to have fired the minister of finance and his deputy based on a bogus intelligence report. Still after all this, President Zuma never did anything, he was the victim who found himself at the right place in the wrong time or vice versa.
South Africa’s biggest victim should be protected, should never be called to order and should never be held accountable, after all he is either framed or other people acted inappropriately but never has the victim ever did anything not even inhaled.
With the eye of the mind I take you back to those times that compare well with the current. There are questions and everyone claims to have the correct answers. We were always told that the past is a very good reference and should always be used as guidance whenever we are uncertain of our next action. I agree, times have changed but the past has always set precedence for the future. It is the best teacher.
Josia Tshangana Gumede was ousted as president after serving three years due to differences he had with other leaders and a new leader was elected to the helm. This man might have been the people’s choice and at some point had relevance but while in power brought confusion or misled the ANC. Maybe everyone agreed or some of the organisations members were in agreement but it appears those who had influence agreed that the solution was to put the organisation first and individuals who seemed to destabilise the existence of the organisation were stripped of their powers and redeployed to other spheres of the organisation.
So I ask myself what it is that makes president Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma different and above the organisation’s existence. Overlooking the country’s interest and rule of law. I believe in any organisation there are expectations and rules that any person elected as a member should adhere to. If individuals undermine and bring about division within an organisation they should be disciplined as per the organisation’s code of conduct. Upholding these rules sets an example to all members and emphasises that no one is above the organisation and that the rules apply to all members equally.
The current African National Congress has proved that certain individuals are more equal than others. There are individuals within the organisation that enjoy benefits that not even the actual organisation would have. There is a lot of cover up and protection that the current leadership and members are giving an individual. In no way does this affect the existence of the organisation but it sure does affect people’s confidence in the organisation. This also dampens people’s aspiration and goals, people who still fight for their beloved country on a daily basis.
I hope the words “the people shall govern” will one day carry weight. I trust our legacy as a collective will be more important than individuals or a collective few.