Zuma Resigns As President of South Africa

In a nearly hour-long televised address, Jacob Zuma - the beleaguered president of South Africa who was facing a coup by his own party, the African National Congress - announced he is resigning, putting an end to the debate whether he will comply with yesterday's recall vote which effectively removed him from power.


USDZAR ticked higher as President Zuma first addressed the nation, after early comments suggested that he would go forward with Thursday's confidence vote indicating that he would fight the decision to remove him. However, his resignation announcement should put an end to any speculation over his fate, and also clear the path for the pro-business Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma.

It also sent the USDZAR tumbling, and the rand hit the strongest level against the dollar since March 2015, although it has since pared some of its gains as there are no more immediate upside catalysts.



Mr. Universe toady Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:02 Permalink

Things are a bit nerve racking right now. We own property in SA and have been looking for a way to sell out, even though I would love to return as it's a beautiful country with very friendly people (Afrikaners). Still it's black and colored populations are divided among several tribes and there is no unification. The people that built the country have been run off and the new laws enacted to give jobs to people have driven prices higher and service lower. The last time I was in a supermarket in Brits, the clerk had her head on her hands with elbows resting on the counter. It was hard to tell if she was even awake, let alone sober. Compared to the high end shops at Nelson Mandela Square in Joberg it was astonishing. I went into an electronic store for a small item and no less than 14 employees were right there to wait on me. Well not really, they all looked at each other, rolled their eyes and the low man got to help me. Turns out all that help is required by law based on the square footage of the store.  

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Count Cherep Mr. Universe Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:10 Permalink

The following links explain the current situation in South Africa:

Jews conspired to destroy the White South African government and murder the Boer - Afrikaaner people


The Prop-Masters


The African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa was guided by two Communist Jews, Albie Sachs, "one of its foremost intellectuals"( London Sunday Times, Aug. 29, 1993) and Yossel Mashel Slovo (Joe Slovo).

Slovo was born in a shtetl in Lithuania and grew up speaking Yiddish and studying the Talmud. He joined the ANC's terrorist wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe, in 1961 and eventually became its commander. He was named Secretary General of the South African Communist Party in 1986. ("Joe Slovo," Jewish Chronicle, Jan. 13, 1995).

Slovo had been the " planner of many of the ANC terrorist attacks, including the 1983 car bomb that killed 19 people and injured many others... Slovo, who had traveled to the Soviet Union many times, was awarded a Soviet medal on his 60th birthday...Slovo is a dedicated Communist, a Marxist Leninist without morality of any kind, for whom only victory counts, whatever the human cost, whatever the bloodshed...Slovo disputes little of his image as 'the Communist mastermind' behind the ANC's armed struggle. For him the fears of South Africa's whites are both a measure of the ANC's growing strength and a crucial factor in hastening what he believes will be its ultimate victory. 'Revolutionary violence has created the inspirational impact that we had intended, and it has won for the ANC its leading position,' Slovo said." ("Rebel Strategist Seeks to End Apartheid," L.A. Times, Aug. 16, 1987, p. 14). When Nelson Mandela's ANC took over South Africa, Slovo was named Minister of Housing.

Photo caption from the site above:

Nelson Mandela and Joe Slovo give the clenched fist salute in front of the blood-drenched Hammer and Sickle flag of Bolshevism. Slovo, a Yiddish-speaking Lithuanian 'Jew,' was Secretary General of the South African Communist Party and director of the military wing of the ANC, which perpetrated numerous terror bombings against white civilians.

Read the rest:



More (for those who care):

Behind Communism


For those who want to know about the Talmud, I'll provide this reference:

America Under the Talmud: Will It Work for US?



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Kagemusho Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

The exchange of one gorilla in the zoo for another. That's all this will turn out to be. Since the White zookeepers left, the animals have been running amok, shitting in their own nests and throwing it at each other...when they aren't murdering the children of the zookeepers who had nothing to do with it.

I'll bet a lot of Whites there had wished the Botha government had followed through on developing race-based bioweapons:   Decades later, apartheid South Africa’s chemical and biological weapons program is still hidden : https://qz.com/822837/south-africas-apartheid-era-chemical-and-biologic…

swamp Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

This guy encourages blacks to murder whites and made it legal for blacks to steal ehite peoples’ land and farms. 


Barry’s comrade 

To Hell In A H… swamp Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:47 Permalink

You've never been to the continent and are so ill-informed it's embarrassing. Next thing you say is that whites invented Rock & Roll, Jazz, House Music, Dance Music, Disco, Blues and Soul. Today white kids believe we invented Rock & Roll, House and Dance music, how sad is that? What narrative existed for us to believe that? Africa was shackled while being raped and is still recovering from the trauma.

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_Doomsayer To Hell In A H… Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:14 Permalink

Who gives a fuck about the origin of certain music? Black people can learn to play some music at a mediocre level, is that your point? Africa is a shithole currently, it was a shit hole during colonization, and it was a shit hole long before. Thousands of years on the continent with the most shoreline, and African "civilization" never built a single seaworthy ship. Never built a two story structure. African culture has contributed next to nothing to the advancement of human kind. And they know it. Fucking music. Pathetic. 

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taketheredpill Wed, 02/14/2018 - 16:40 Permalink


A common element of most of the "shit-hole" countries is that they were fucked over by outside interests, initially Colonialism until the US started to flex it's muscles.

Fucked up shit like Tribalism, encouraged and propagated as part of the Colonialism model, remains long after the masters leave. 

Likewise the damage from Apartheid.

You should look at a country like South Africa as a rape victim.  Takes a long time to recover and some never will.

Disgruntled Goat Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:18 Permalink

A black majority government focused on nothing but Social Justice, seeking to squeeze whatever resources they can get out of the remaining whites .... still seeking redress despite the fact they have been in control for many years now ... meanwhile, Capetown (metro area population 3.7M) has NO DRINKING WATER, with residents lining up with containers everyday at public spigots ... Great job on reconciliation, NEGRO GOVERNMENT .... dont worry about basic infrastructure .... everyone will be equal once they are all dragged down to a 3rd world level 

taketheredpill Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:44 Permalink

Speaking of shit-holes, anybody else notice a trend in the comments section over the last 5 years?

If somebody told me half the comments come from government hacks paid to stink / troll people away from the site...whareva.

J Mahoney Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:11 Permalink

a-I guess a Zuma Dossier was about to be made public?

b-He had sex with a porn star?

c-He was colluding with Russia ?

d-He was just a dumb fuck wanting to do no work and spend more time on the front porch drinking ripple?


dunce Wed, 02/14/2018 - 23:12 Permalink

Zuma no doubt has stolen enough that his descendants can live of it for 3 generations. Things are just going to get worse and his rule will be called the good old days.

voxpopuli Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:11 Permalink

All smoke, no steak.


The Zuma fanboys still within ANC will not let the bone go so easily.

Ramaphosa, who was elected by a very tiny majority within ANC, may be the (relatively) new kid on the block, but the block is still the same.

Keeping the ANC base compact while split like never before will be the real challenge for Ramaphosa, and is going to cost skirilions of ZAR's in "pay for play", imperiling even more the already under-performing South African economy.  

Buy the rumor / sell the news: time to take your USD/ZAR profits now, and leave "the last 5% to the Vampire Squid's clever boys"  ...