Black People : SiS Zulile...what do you know about >South Africa's Mbeki resigns afer power struggle

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South African President Thabo Mbeki

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    told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.


    In a somber but dignified speech focusing on the successes and shortcomings of his nine-year presidency, Mbeki said he had submitted a letter to the speaker of Parliament "to tender my resignation from the high position of President of the Republic of South Africa."

    He said he would stand down at a date to be determined by Parliament, which will convene in the coming days to select an interim president to serve until next year's elections.

    National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, who is also chairwoman of the African National Congress, is widely tipped to become the interim head of state, paving the way for Mbeki's nemesis, Jacob Zuma, to take over after the elections.

    The ANC has a huge majority and is expected to romp to victory in the polls despite its upheavals.

    "I am convinced that the incoming administration will better the work done during the past 14-and-half years so that poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment, illiteracy, challenges of health, crime and corruption will cease to define the lives of many of our people," Mbeki said.

    more here...


    Can someone give me the breakdown on what this means for the people at home and those of us abroad here:?: Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in this...


    M.E

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  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Abena,

    Zulile is probably best suited to provide the details, this I do know, those in power today are the offspring of those that ruled with the ruling Europeans, etc... Take Idi Amin, facsimile of the British rulership. The fact is our homeland, Mother Africa, is very fragmented, and it is difficult to distinguish the good from the bad, if you will. I look forward to reading Zulile's or Brother omo’s comments.
     
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    Thanks for Sharing Brother Clyde!

    YES...As I read the article I thought of SiS. Zulile and KNEW she would KNOW what the deal is. I THINK I "should know" more about this, what, being of "pan afreekan revoluntionary thought"... seeing how I had access to the information. I won't share the FEELINGS associated with that thought, yet, I do intend to change the threads title and be specific and give credit where credit is due.

    This of course in no way excludes any others sharing what they also see and know about this situation/syhtuation(?)

    Is this a good thing for the people:?:

    I better go read the ENTIRE article now...likely to be somethings there that will clue me in a bit.

    M.E.
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    p.s Brother Clyde....I don't think Brother Omo is really 'talking' to me...he will probably respond to your request tho
     
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    Abena,

    In my view, it is. And I say this because change is a good thing, goodness, sometimes sorts through with change. And you are very welcome, my Sister. Brother omo may not being talking to me either, we will see!
     
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    Thanks again for sharing Brother Clyde....
    I am not really overstanding what you mean when you say; "goodness, sometimes sorts through with change."
    As these events are taking place in SA today, I'm not quite comfortable with the "sometimes" part cause WE NEED something NOW...time

    So well will see...many things....all things reveal in time huh:?
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    I did read the whole article and still would like it in plain round the kitchen table language.


    M.E.
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    Hello Sister True :)

    I'm not quite sure what you'd like to understand about the situation.

    The public has been asking Mbeki to step down for some time citing 'no confidence' - particularly with his stance on Zimbabwe where he believes in diplomatic resolution, not war - and his battle with ex Deputy President, Zuma, which came to a head a last month.

    The ANC is the majority rule - 70% of the population (Consider Black South Africans are but 75% of the population) - and the leadership change is in-party, meaning there will likely be little change for anyone, outside of emotional well-being - for some time.

    Despite the long standing rivalry between Mbeki and the next SA President, Zuma (to be elected in April) - it is expected to be a smooth transition with minimal fall-out at home or abroad.

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    Abena,

    Simply, that with change, sometimes good is manifested.

     
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    Hey SiS Zulile!

    Ok....work with me a minute. I'm trying to overstand just who would be considered the "good guy" and whom the "bad" of Mbeki and Zuma.

    Am I to liken Mbeki with Bush and Zuma with Cynthia McKinney for example. Keeping in mind that Bush is the "bad guy" while McKinney, for Afreekans here, would be the "good guy":?:
    Yet when you say the leadership change in "in-party" then that suggest to me something like us going from Bush to McCain. Is that the right equivalent of where things stand there in SA now:?:

    As a SA of conscious Revolutionary thought, who would you want in leadership:?: I think in the end, that's what I'm looking for. And not just "you", yet, those Afreekans on the continent residing in SA, who are of Pan-Afreekan Revolutionary minds....who/what do they wish to see happen:?:

    For me here in amerikkka, I'd like to see Cynthia McKinney in the top leadership position...her and/or other's with her mindset.

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    Ok...thanks for the clarity!

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    Abena,

    You are very welcome Abena! And I see you followed through on getting Zulile involved, thats good! No reply recessary, this closes us out.

     
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