President Jacob Zuma has been accused of allegedly allowing the Gupta family to influence his appointment of cabinet ministers and heads of state-owned entities. That is the third time he is breaching the executive code of conduct. If he had received any gifts from the Gupta brothers;
President Zuma’s lieutenants went on the attack. The Hawks went after Finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The Hawks are believed to be acting on his directives.
3. Zwane saga.
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane went after the banks for daring to drop the Guptas. The minister was not acting on his own.
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4. SAA financial challenges and Dudu’s re-appointment.
Despite a Net loss rise of R1b, Dudu Myeni was still re-appointed as SAA chair person.
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5. Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC COO.
Despite Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling against the appointment of Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng as COO of the SABC, the presidency has still done nothing as he run things at SABC.
SABC R411-million loss and R5-billion in irregular and wasteful expenditure brought his reappoint into questioning.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng declared the public broadcaster a Zuma safe house.
When the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Motsoeneng’s bid to keep the job he should never have had in the first place, the Presidency pronounced itself in favour of upholding the judgment.
President Jacob Zuma raised the R7.8 million to pay for the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead through a home loan, the presidency said. In South Africa, you can’t get a home loan once you are above 65, so the question remains, where did he get the money.
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7. SA Nuclear deal.
There is an ongoing decision-making on the plan to build 9,600MW of nuclear capacity. President Jacob Zuma has made a top priority. These would cost South Africa Billions of Rand. There are other sectors that need the money than building a nuclear plant.
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Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande says universities in the country can increase fees for 2017 but they must not exceed 8%.
Despite protests from students, the president has done nothing to address this.
9. ANC decline.
The recently concluded local government election shows how ANC is losing supporters under Pres Zuma’s watch.
There is a possibility ANC will lose power come 2019 general election unless it can find a way of excising its president without losing too much blood.
10. Failed Promises.
The President promised the country Water, Education, Justice, Energy, Women’s health, Jobs, Reduced crime, Agriculture, good economy and scrutinised illegal immigrants. He is yet to fulfil any of the above mentioned promises.
11. Separate flights for Him and Gordhan to G20 Summit.
President Jacob Zuma flew to China on an Angolan private jet registered in Aruba, a Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea, and manned by a Portuguese crew while Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flew commercially. Both were at the expense of taxpayers money.
Read Also : Separate Flights for Zuma and Gordhan to China for G20 Summit.
12. Economic Recession.
Under his leadership, South Africa has witnessed the lowest level of economy. The standard of living is too low amongst the average, the dollar out weighs the Rand, people are complaining of hardship etc.
Many have called on president Zuma to step down so that a more capable hand will take over and bring the country back to its former glory.
NB : This article was written by a content writer.