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Happy 100 Days Mr President!

President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma

Today marks Jacob Zuma`s first 100 days since his inaugration as the fourth post-apartheid president. From what I could gather from our provincial movers and shakers the president will spend the best part of today in the village of Muyexe outside the town of Giyani in the province of Limpopo.

President Zuma will be presiding over the official launch of the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme. This is an intiative to ensure that rural development takes place at the required depth and scope.

What this will mean on his first 100 days and his first term on the hot seat will only be laid bare in the fullness of time.

As for the first 100 first hundred days, it is said to be an American media concept meant to give a new leader time to show the nation what stuff he is made of. Our Jacob Zuma is also subjected to this ritual.

How has he fared?

Me thinks that beyond the appointment of cabinet and many other appointments, there hasn`t been much to write home about his first 100 days in government. Moreso when he has been conspicous in his absence as a leader when the country was crying out for his leadership to show the way.

The least we can be grateful for is that the heavens haven`t fallen over us! We can no look forward to some serious business of government to take the nation out of its current confusion.

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  1. August 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I’m not part of the “Zuma crusades” but I really though? where has he been for the 100 days? After his appointment he just disappeared. Could it be he’s been busy laying the pipe to his three wives?!? I kid. I kid.

    Nice blog you have here, looking forward to more posts 🙂

  2. Brave Heart
    August 18, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Quite right, Mr President Zuma has been everything but visible during his first hundred days. Why asked for a pop idol and got a Makandi musician!
    Thanks for the visit and please do call again, and again and again. It makes it worth my while to keep on writing.

  3. August 18, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Aren’t we too early in judging him?

    It’s not like he runs Anglo Platinum or De Beers, Mr. President runs a country and not some conglomerate!

  4. Brave Heart
    August 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    South Africa is our AngloPlat, De Beers and some conglomerate rolled into one. President Zuma happens to be the CEO and therefore accountable to its well-being.
    We are in our critique of his term guided by the ANC Election Manifesto. That isn`t asking for too much, isn`t it?

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