Our democracy needs jobs not guns, Zuma

Your article "ANC chair zooms in on Zuma" on September 4 refers. I agree with Mosiuoa Lekota that Jacob Zuma's Umshini wami is irrelevant in this day and age. Zuma is undermining his role in the present struggle.

Your article "ANC chair zooms in on Zuma" on September 4 refers. I agree with Mosiuoa Lekota that Jacob Zuma's Umshini wami is irrelevant in this day and age. Zuma is undermining his role in the present struggle.

The struggle for political freedom has passed and we need to live in the present. What do we need guns for when our democracy is more than a decade old? What we need now are condoms to prevent HIV-Aids and skills for jobs. The struggle is completely different now.

As for the divisions in the ANC, I think it is clear to us ordinary members that it is mainly the pro-Zuma camp that is determined to divide the ANC in an attempt to benefit themselves.

It is obvious that Zuma wants to be used as a ladder if he is elected as the president of the ANC and of the country. I personally have nothing against him, but as a nation we should understand that it is imperative to appoint a person of good standing as head of state. It is important for our image internationally.

Without a doubt, Zuma's reputation has been damaged and that disqualifies him to be the country's president. If the ANC has an abundance of leaders, why is there such a problem?

Fikile Mbalula and his lot must realise that people are aware of their game and what they are trying to achieve in the name of Zuma.

Duncan Moeketse,

Johannesburg

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