Zuma bleeding taxpayers for his family

WHAT does Jacob Zuma, Louis IV, Mobuto Sese Seko, King Mswati, Eduardo dos Santos, Robert Mugabe, Muammar Gadaffi and the Bantustan leaders have in common? They all used state resources for their families.

Cope, some people in Cosatu and the Mbeki faction are vindicated by the budget allocated to his wives and children. Zuma is Emperor I of South Africa.

We warned the nation, but we were labelled agents of imperialism, dogs, cockroaches and baboons by Zuma's supporters.

His three wives live like Marie Antoinette at taxpayers' expense. This is why at Polokwane we wanted Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Joel Netshitenzhe to lead the government.

Zuma's family are parasites and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe does not object. On his recent UK trip Zuma included his son and nephew in the business delegation.

Motlanthe's son has a consortium with Julius Malema that is trying to buy a R250million stake in a state-owned mine. Zuma's girlfriend, Nompumelelo, now his wife, was awarded a tender by the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

Even ANC leaders with outstanding morality are silent about Zuma's R65million house in the sea of Nklanda's poverty.

Why are Trevor Manuel, Pravin Gordhan, Jeremy Cronin, Barbara Hogan and Ahmed Kathrada submissive when Zuma uses taxpayers' money to live like a feudal king?

Why are intellectuals, business and civil society, Cosatu and Sanco silent?

Madiba, Thabo Mbeki, even Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Bantu Holomisa did not abuse state resources the way Zuma does.

Thoko Sangweni, Witbank