A Western paradigm

A Western Paradigm

You know, all things considered, South Africa is still one of the best places to be, especially on this continent. Here, we have great weather, very limited exposure to natural disasters, friendly and pleasant people, a thriving tourism industry, and astonishing natural treasures, to name but a few.

However, there’s always that one person who has to spoil it for the bigger group… our dear President, Jacob Zuma, never ceases to amaze me.

From his words to his actions, he appears keen on making more enemies every single day. Recently, insights from a detailed analysis of his submission to the National Prosecuting Authority were brought to the fore by City Press.

Some of my favourites:

  • Corruption is only classed as crime in a Western paradigm

So I guess that suddenly makes all your shady activities acceptable, then?

  • Caring for dogs is a white man’s thing

Caring for those who have no voice is a terribly selfish activity!

  • Even if corruption is a crime, there are no victims

Tell that to the unemployed, poor and needy in South Africa…

And to the tiny % of the population carrying the tax burden of… your amazing and unnecessarily lavish homestead.

  • The construction of Nkandla is comparable to the construction of the George Airport

Going to open up your homestead for the general public to utilise?

  • We can’t think like Africans in Africa


  • Same sex marriage is a disgrace to the nation, and to God

Last time I checked, God is FOR love, FOR togetherness, FOR tolerance [and more good stuff!] and AGAINST hate and separating people based on human ideas…

An opinion piece on this topic – Seven ways you know you’re African, according to Jacob Zuma

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This piece was written on 20 October 2014