I am continually shocked by notions that President Thabo Mbeki is the best leader for South Africa. Our people are impoverished and unemployment has skyrocketed for 13 years - but they say Mbeki is a brilliant economist.
What kind of economics make South Africans unemployed or casual workers because of liberal policies? The economic policies that the government chops and changes are not helping to alleviate unemployment or poverty.
HIV-Aids is rampant and the president denies it. He claims that nobody dies from the condition.
His claim that crime is only a perception of white racists is shocking. Blaming this group is wrong and will increase the racial gap between whites and blacks. His attitude undermines the nation-building of Nelson Mandela.
Before 1994, Mbeki was effectively leading the global campaign against apartheid . Now, when Zimbabweans call for an end to the oppression that Robert Mugabe is unleashing, Mbeki says Zimbabweans must find their own solutions. The president forgets that if the world had not condemned apartheid that regime would never have compromised.
What makes anyone think that Mbeki is leading this country effectively? ANC members must realise that Mbeki cannot lead and they must give someone else a chance to do so.
Joyce Khumo, Bedfordview