If you’re living in South Africa and haven’t heard Jacob Zuma singing his controversial Umshini Wami song (Bring me my machine gun) you have missed quite an amazing spectacle. As this is mostly an English language blog, Wonkie would like to convey the meaning of KHAWULETH UMDZIDZI WAMI – the latest remix version of the song for the 2010 national speech. Wonkie thought Bring me my Buttocks is possibly a much more appropriate anthem for President Zuma given his recent headlines in the news.
Wonkie decided to deliberately publish this cartoon before President Zuma’s actual State of the Nation address that will happen later this evening. Over the last few weeks, President Zuma’s inappropriate behaviour has clouded other more important issues that the country is facing: unemployment; soaring crime; corruption; HIV/ AIDS; the rise of xenophobic violence once again; riots because of little improvement in service delivery in many areas – to mention but a few of the issues.
But is the State of the Nation really that bad? Wonkie is interested in your thoughts and views – the only request we make is that each person that comments on today’s post make AT LEAST ONE POSITIVE COMMENT about what’s GOOD in South Africa and what the country is getting right in addition to any other thoughts they might have. If you really can’t find at least one good thing to say then perhaps you really should consider your options.
If you’re interested in some bedtime reading, you can find the full text of the 2010 State of the Nation here.