Sunday, February 10, 2008

Politicsweb - PARTY - Mbeki’s speech a failure – Zille: "Four days ago, I said that President Mbeki faced a 'Damascus moment' in his State of the Nation address. I said that he faced a choice: He could either set South Africa on the path to a true constitutional democracy, or he could do nothing and allow the ANC to continue its assault on our Constitution.
It is clear from today's address that the President has made his choice. As has become his custom, he has failed to confront the realities facing our country head-on. Contrary to the stated theme of his speech, this was business as usual for the President. He gave the speech of a manager, not a leader. This is the same formula he has used since his first State of the Nation address in 1999."