Tonight, at 7:30pm, during a national address the South African President, Thabo Mbeki has resigned.

This comes on the back of the ANC MEC's request for him to step down as leader of the nation.

Admittedly, he was not a very responsive leader and he did fail to make critical decisions in time, however, we as a nation should not forget the good that he has brought to our nation.

South Africa has come a very long way from our Apartheid era. We are not the most perfect nation and we are not the safest country to live in. But comparatively, our nation has made significant progress under the leadership of Thabo Mbeki.

I have a lot of respect for him for the good that he has brought us, though, hypocritically, I too have been eager to criticize him in his moments of weakness.

I really hope that we remember him for the good that he has brought us! Thank you Thabs, what you just did, must have been REALLY hard for you!

It is with great regret (to me) that the formality of handing over our nation to Jacob Zuma, has started!

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4 Opinions

  1. Island Chic // 22 September 2008 at 09:55

    Even a bad decision is only bad relative to the decision that will follow.

    If(when) Jacom Zuma comes to power, I don't know if it's going to be better for South Africa or worse than keeping Mbeki!

  2. HoTsTePPa // 23 September 2008 at 00:33

    Very true! Zuma coming in to power could go either way. I dont support the notion of having a suspected corrupt rapist run our country.

    But, he has a team of some really great advisers and if they use him as a puppet, then I am sure that things could get better in this country.

    Zuma is no bright-spark and should never be credited with being one. I strongly believe that we have better leaders in this country who are NOT suspected of ANY illegal activities, let alone rape and corruption!

  3. Arne // 26 September 2008 at 10:50

    @island chic : Let's just hope and pray all will come out good, personally I'm trying to keep positive......

  4. Anonymous // 10 February 2009 at 09:39