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Terror Lekota is correct that 13 years after democracy, we do not need songs like Jacob Zuma's Umshini wami.
Even Tokyo Sexwale hit out against the song because its message is outdated and can incite people to rise up against agencies like the NPA. Both Lekota and Sexwale are seasoned ANC leaders who spent years on Robben Island.
Zuma, being a pastor now, must spread the gospel of peace, not war.
People will remember how unruly Zuma's supporters were at night vigils during his trials. Khwezi was threatened with death, her house was burgled and her diary was stolen. The victim was turned into an accused.
Both Bulelani Ngcuka and Vusi Pikoli were insulted by Zuma's supporters. Some SACP delegates sang distasteful songs against Thabo Mbeki, insinuating that he knows who killed Chris Hani.
Lekota is correct to say that only the politically insane will sing the song.
As a pastor, Zuma should sing "Bring back my pen" because the country needs educated and skilled people, or "Bring condoms" because of HIV-Aids. Better still, he should sing "Bring handcuffs" because it is time corrupt individuals are arrested.
Such utterances would make Zuma popular across the country. The ANC secretary-general Kgalema Motlanthe, as custodian of the party's code of conduct, must act against the songs.
Phumlani Zitha, Clermont