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    The Zuma cabinet.

    Lists are being drawn up and speculation has started on who will be in and who will be out in the Zuma cabinet.

    Some logical part of my brain tells me there is still a chance there might not be a Zuma cabinet. But logic probably won't have too much to do with it and even if this came to pass, it seems unlikely that the main names being touted will change substantially.

    The one that has really got me wondering is Trevor Manuel. Given some of the other bods likely to be in there, I really can't see him hanging around for the fights over budget and fiscal policy that will be inevitable if he stays. It certainly would be a smart time to make a diplomatic exit.

    On the upside, I'm sure there are more than a few members here who will be pleased to hear that poison Ivy seems likely to go.

    Any other observations?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    There will be big problems for this country if Trevor Manuel goes - the finance people overseas will be greatly troubled about RSA's economy. Capital inflows could dry up and without these SA would be in big trouble.
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    I would hope that there will never be a Zuma cabinet! But i think it could be wishfull thinking which is crazy (i mean really how can he even be considered). Theres a few of my staff that reckon he's the best thing sliced bread.... Once Trevor goes, my Auzzie plan becomes accelerated regrettably as it's not what i want but been through it once in Zim and not sticking around for another rough lesson in life.
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    You will no doubt have been watching the American presidential election and inauguration on TV. One cannot help noting Obama's obvious intelligence, nice family and good manners, and fine ambitions for his country. Compare that with the uneducated president-elect which we have here with his 4 wives and criminal associates (one of whom is already in gaol). And all he can do at ANC gatherings is to prance about and sing "bring me my machine-gun". It would seem that God has deserted this country. But I suppose we are not alone, He seems to have deserted Israel & Zimbabwe as well.

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    Which ordinarily would raise the question - What is Jacob Zuma's ambition for this country?

    But I'm not convinced JZ is in control. He seems to be more a rallying point.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    But I'm not convinced JZ is in control. He seems to be more a rallying point.
    So who is?
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    Look for the people who are managing JZ.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Dave - Winnie? maybe not behind him, but certainly "around"!

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    Sorry, didn't mean to be coy.

    There was a news report last week along the lines that JZ's diary is being run by the ANC now (as opposed to being run by JZ himself). Essentially, the party has taken control of who JZ does and does not see or talk to. I forget the name bandied about, but I recall a strong COSATU connection there.

    So to cut a long story short, I'd say the very top few of the COSATU/SACP faction have a very strong influence on the top level decisions of the ANC.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    The ANC NEC runs the ANC and the ANC runs the Gubbement, therefore the NEC runs the Country.
    In the NEC their is a disproportionate number of SACP members therefore indirectly the SACP is now running the Country.

    Bantu Holomisa described it elegently when he said that the ANC was like a huge passenger ship with no power being led by a little tugboat called the SACP.

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