Left has double standards

I thought Cosatu and the SACP would be the first to object to Jacob Zuma increasing his cabinet from 28 to 34, which will cost the taxpayers close to R1billion.

I thought Cosatu and the SACP would be the first to object to Jacob Zuma increasing his cabinet from 28 to 34, which will cost the taxpayers close to R1billion.

President Zuma increased his cabinet to accommodate both the Zumarites and Mbekiites - at our expense.

He also had to accommodate the intellectuals, academics and bureaucrats who helped the ANC .

I doubt if Cosatu and the SACP would have been silent had Thabo Mbeki done this.

Blade Nzimande said he was not aware of his appointment because this was a "prerogative of the president". So why did he and Zwelinzima Vavi attack Mbeki for using his prerogative to appoint his cabinet?

Again, there are only a few communists in Zuma's cabinet. Only one in Premier Zweli Mkhize's executive council and only one of the nine premiers. So why are Vavi and Nzimande silent about the marginalisation of the left now, just as happened during Mbeki's term?

Zuma has shown faith in Trevor Manuel but the left consistently attacked him for that too. Politics of double standards is dangerous, Blade Nzimande and the left.

Indeed the masses are blind and are used as voting cattle. We were never told the Zuma administration would create jobs for MP's. This is ANC job creation.

Sizakele Mbili, Durban

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