It’s the time of the year when we all re-evaluate ourselves, review our goals and weigh ourselves up against the personal expectations we’ve all set for ourselves. Earlier in the month we chalked up a few things we’d like to see in this year’s parliament so keeping up with the tradition of making resolutions at the beginning of the year, we asked our readers, if they could, what resolutions they would set for our President Jacob Zuma in 2015.
“Turn half of Nkandla into a free retirement complex for destitute pensioners.” – Wilma Miles
— Tshepo Thato Tau (@Thvto_Tau) January 9, 2015
“To be a selfless person and put the needs of the people first, coz [sic] it’s hurtful to imagine that there are people who don’t have houses and electricity.” – Lerato Geezus
“Tell us who exactly made the order of his homes’ security upgrade” – Mava Mavisto Marvelous
“To resign as President of the Republic and the ANC” – Ntsikelelo Citabatwa
“To think” – Kabelo Letsoalo
“To Resign!” – Clyde Delihlazo
“To actually pay back the money ASAP” – Gugulethu Mavimbela
“Turn his house in nkandla into a home for street kids” – Thando Mahlangu
“We want the money ASAP” – Amanda Cele
“Omunye umfazi” – Sakhiseni Zuma
“To step down right now!” – Blacc Jeezis
— キツネ (@Kay_Tatyana) January 9, 2015
“Wishing him another term as my president phambili ngomhlanganelwa” – Mthandeni Dube
“Pay back the money!” – Edward Chamberlain-Bell
“No more wives at the expense of the taxpayers” – Dipuo Nkaunyane
“That he admits and account that his government is corrupt, finish & Klaar and stop laughing every time he can’t answer a question” – Kiddo Tee
So there you have it – the people have spoken. In one of the biggest challenges for President Zuma early 2015, he will have to break his long absence from parliament on 12 February 2015 with the annual State of The Nation Address. According to the DA, EFF and other opposition parties – it’s expected to be a firecracker.
What can advice can ol’ JZ turn to from the people?
“To think.” – Kabelo Letsoalo
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