The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Zweli Mkhize is a rising star in the ANC – and certain influential people think he has the makings of a successor to President Zuma.

As Number One’s star dims and ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa tumbles from grace after his series of blunders, the name of Zweli Mkhize is the one echoing in the corridors of power as a potential successor. Not unexpectedly, considering the risky political territory in which he moves, Mkhize insists presidential ambitions are not on his agenda, though that doesn’t stop others from identifying him as a prospective head of state.

Trained as a medical doctor, the 57-year-old Mkhize is a family man who is equally at home with his Nguni cows in KwaZulu-Natal as he is among the political beasts of Luthuli House...

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Submitted by : Mike Raines of Auckland on 2013-12-23 23:41:43
This dude sounds credible for a moment then not....... We need a leader not a follower
Submitted by : Angela Pombo of WYNBERG on 2013-12-21 17:40:15
If Mkhize regards Zuma as a father figure and the fact that he went to "smooth things over" with a rape victim's family, presents a major problem in my eyes.

I simply don't trust that Mkhize will bring anything new to the table. But please explain how rape and domestic violence is a product of apartheid?

I'm assuming that in the artlicle apartheid is to blame, it always is.
Could someone actually think along these lines, " I raped a child and beat my wife because I could'nt sit on a park bench 20 years ago".

Maybe I am being flippant, but someone that rapes a child is an evil monster.

I will not respect a government that has no death penalty. The death penalty is not there to disway someone from ruthless acts of violence, it is there to make sure he never repeats the act again.

And besides, I'm a bit weary of a potential president coming from a rural village. I don't think we can pay for another Nkandla.


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