ON April 29 I was in transit between Tunis and South Africa and had a four-hour stopover in Paris.
While waiting for my flight to Johannesburg I found myself watching CNN. The television channel was reporting on Barack Obama's 100 days in office.
Never in my life have I seen so much positive reporting about any president of any country.
While CNN didn't shy away from some of Obama's blunders, they also highlighted positive achievements that Americans can be proud of and these included key appointments in state institutions and economic rescue packages.
In South Africa Jacob Zuma's 100 days in office will only be met with negative reports because the media wants to feed us negative stories about our government.
Can't South Africans put aside their differences and celebrate our democracy, which we worked so hard for, and the ease with which we managed our transition as a nation?
Let it not be about Zuma as a person but Zuma as our president.
I get depressed when we are so negative while many people around the world respect us so much for our political maturity.
I wish to salute Zuma for his 100 days in office and to say that we are indeed watching him.
Not all his appointments were good appointments but we support him as our president and hope that he will lead by example.
Thulani Mavuso, Joburg