If you think everyone in South Africa is unhappy with Zuma as the president of the nation, I’m here to politely ask you to think again. The truth is, just as there are many South Africans believing Zuma is a disaster to the country, a larger multitude is glad to have Zuma as the leader of the nation. Some of these guys have taken up the task of defending the president from all the “Anti-Zumas”.
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Essentially, while the ZumaMustFall protest was waged, a ZumaMustStand movement was schemed to ultimately manifesting in forms like the isicathamiya group from the New Prison Correctional Services in Pietermaritzburg singing songs to exult Zuma while they taunt those who’re opposed to Zuma’s leadership.
Performing at a Christmas party organized for the elderly at the Savannah Park Sports Grounds near Chatsworth, the group of prisoners, in their song called on Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane to leave Nxamalala alone and to stop asking Zuma about his multi-million rand house in Nkandla.
Calling on the EFF leader, the group sang; “You Malema, must stop disrespecting the elderly…You Malema, need to stop bothering Zuma.” The Public Protector was equally called on to protect the president; “you our mother Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, need to protect the President.” The group sang at the president giggled away.
Standing up for the president as well, the Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa stated that those who are criticizing the president wouldn’t be able to do a better job if they’re given the opportunity. Mthethwa asked the elderly to ignore those who are “making noise” about the president for according to him, “dogs don’t bark at stationary vehicles, they howl at moving vehicles”
“We like the way that the president is running the country. We want him to continue to govern the people. Don’t worry about those that are making noise about the president. People will always talk, they are armchair critics. When you say play the game, they don’t even know where to begin. We are happy with the way you do things, Mr President,” Mthethwa added.