View Poll Results: Vote for the TFSA newsmaker of the year 2008

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  • Julius Malema

    1 7.69%
  • Jacob Zuma

    3 23.08%
  • Zapiro

    5 38.46%
  • Robert Mugabe

    1 7.69%
  • Barack Obama

    2 15.38%
  • Terror Lekota

    1 7.69%
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    TFSA newsmaker of the year 2008

    I thought it might be an idea to introduce an end-of-year tradition for The Forum SA - our Newsmaker of the Year.

    Any member can make a nomination or more, and nominations need to be seconded. Some time this coming weekend I'll put up the poll of the leading nominees and voting will be open for the balance of the month.

    I'll kick off nominations with some obvious candidates, but feel free to add some less obvious ones - just to record for posterity people who made the headlines in a notable way during the year.

    Julius Malema. Most memorable moment - "Kill for Zuma."

    Jacob Zuma. Most memorable moment - "I want my day in court to clear my name."

    Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro. Most memorable moment - "Raping justice."
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    Aaawww, you took all the nice ones.........

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    They still need seconds - and there are quite a few more, particularly if you think earlier in the year. That's why I think we should include the most memorable moment, just to remind ourselves.

    Think of some of the big news items during the year - load-shedding, Zimbabwe crisis, financial meltdown, maybe sport related...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Robert Mugabe - “Only God who appointed me will remove me, not the MDC, not the British.”
    Or maybe arsehole of the year, nah make that the decade
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    My vote (do we get more than one?) is the young, the mixed-race, the inexperienced Barack Obama. Boldly going where no one has gone before....

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    My vote is for Terror Lekota. He has shown us that even in the ANC they can shake up things including the whole political scene. Would I vote for COPE never, I see as a different flavour ANC.
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    Nice list so far - looking forward to getting that poll up.

    How about Alec Erwin - "The power crisis is not affecting foreign investment"

    On the load shedding crisis, I'm trying to remember who released the "wet coal" excuse. Duh! It's rock, silly - that's why it won't burn!

    And then there's Trevor Manuel - "My resignation was just following procedure." Remember how the stock markets crashed? I'm tempted to rub in his growth basis for the budget this year, but that would be cruel.

    Finally from my side, Thabo Mbeki - "We made a mistake" (in shelving development of more electricity generation capacity). Such admissions of fault have been rare indeed.

    I debated nominating someone from The Sharks for winning the Currie Cup this year, but that would just be stirring
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    Poll posted. Get your vote in.

    I ended up not including Thabo, Trevor or Alec in the poll - which felt a little wierd after I'd done it. Just goes to show the old guard is definitely out.
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    I'm confused - arsehole of the year vs newsmaker of the year. Cause the list has both and somehow my mind keeps going to newsmaker = good guy. Now thats biased towards the good guys and arseholes dont get a vote. Oh Ok - got it now.....

    Can we have another poll - biggest arsehole of the year and then a separate one of best in the west. Ok so the first list is going to be endless but the second should be quick.
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