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Zuma's unfulfilled promises

By unknown | Jan 08, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

JACOB Zuma promised to create 500 000 jobs every year.

JACOB Zuma promised to create 500 000 jobs every year.

Phillip Dexter, a former communist and Nehawu leader, who joined Cope, wisely said: "The nation should not take Zuma's promise seriously because it is impossible to create 500000 jobs."

Blade Nzimande, Gwede Mantashe, Kgalema Motlanthe, Julius Malema, Zweli Mkhize and Jeff Radebe ridiculed Dexter. Today, Dexter has been vindicated. Mantashe has conceded that it is impossible to create 500000 jobs.

The ANC's populist hoax and post-election hangover was not based on research. Joel Netshitenzhe did not endorse the false promise. He left the Presidency Policy Unit in frustration.

Either Zuma was set up for failure, he does not have wise advisers or he is a populist who does not understand economics and how the global economy works.

By June 2009, the global recession hit us, but Zuma, who depends on Zwelinzima Vavi, Nzimande, Radebe, Sdumo Dlamini and Mantashe, ignored the facts about the recession.

A million people lost their jobs, but the Cabinet was expanded to create more jobs for the ANC's national executive committee that was elected in Polokwane.

Zuma and the ANC 2009 Class Project must admit that its election manifesto is not affordable.

The president has exaggerated the mortality figures. The Cabinet now has to spin doctor on this blunder. He also promised to revive rural areas. At an ANC victory rally in Nongoma, Zuma promised to have roads tarred in rural villages. He also promised National Health Insurance. His "new and bold" Aids treatment will cost taxpayers R10billion a year.

At a rally in Soweto, Zuma promised separate schools for pregnant teens.

Where will we get the funds for all this when the economy will not reach even a 2percent growth in the next three years?

The ANC must stop making promises in 2010.

Lungile Cele, Hammersdale


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