EFF reports Gordhan to Public Protector after his statement to State Capture Commission leaks

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#41
It wasn't one man alone, the ANC practices a system of patronage where everything you are/have is beholden to the chief. That's why they all either looked the other way or protected him..

****ing communists.

Also, the architects of the constitution probably couldn't fathom the possibility of a president so dumb & desperate he'll destroy his own country for a bit of coin, that they didn't built in enough safeguards against our prime citizen.
Did you know that Pravin Gordhan is or was a Communist? Some are idealistic, even if most Communist regimes are taken over by nasties. There are some current cases involving Communists on the go.
I would not say that Zuma was that dumb. He worked out how to gain control! Perhaps cunning would be a better word.
Patronage goes with the selection of MPs, but exists in alternative systems. Zuma simply played it to the hilt.
 

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#42
I should, complain when nothing is being done and complain even more when something is being done, go to the WC anti gang unit and see for yourself. I would never complain if the pessimism is reasonable.
We not talking here about the WC anti gang unit. The question is what Cyril could have done to stop all the the looting. The fact is he did nothing.
 
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We not talking here about the WC anti gang unit. The question is what Cyril could have done to stop all the the looting. The fact is he did nothing.
Again, as with Pravin Gordhan, he possibly felt that if he was sacked he would not be able to change much. BUT, possibly a big but, it has to be said that Zuma was sacked, and still managed to change things to suit himself.
 
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#46
There is absolutely no accountability to the electorate, it is the party that matters.
How do you like this quote from Burke?

Certainly, Gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinions high respect; their business unremitted attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasure, his satisfactions, to theirs,—and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own.
 
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He is a big union supporter and have socialist tendencies.
I can't hold that against him. I was once a keen union member - I resigned on a point of principle - and was somewhat socialist in my youth (until I grew up! :D), but still have some socialist leanings amongst my conservative (with a deliberate small 'c') ones.
 
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