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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:36 AM
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South African unions demand action after ANC win
Source: Reuters

... The Congress of South African Trade Unions, allied to the ANC, said that after the ruling party's 65.9 percent election victory, it was time to do more to address inequality.

"Our priority now is to make sure that the ANC's commitments in its progressive elections manifesto are driven forward and turned into a programme of action," said a COSATU statement ahead of the public holiday on Monday to mark the 1994 election that brought an end to white minority rule.

"We must take vigorous action to protect workers from the impact of the global economic crisis, create new, decent jobs, transform the lives of the poor majority of South Africans and ensure that we all share in the fruits of our labour" ...

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/usDollarRpt/idUSLQ49245120090426
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:01 PM
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1. oh yeah... I am sure Zuma will get right on that
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 03:03 PM by Sen. Walter Sobchak
right after he finishes renaming everything in the country after Shaka or Kantombela, implementing a public health campaign on how to prevent HIV infection by bathing after sex and taking a third wife.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:26 PM
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2. Aye
Zuma is a disgrace
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:48 PM
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3. when he became ANC leader
a friend in South Africa sent me a very short message "I guess were going to find out what is worse than apartheid" although like Robert Mugabe I am sure he will find a passionate following on DU who will find a way to blame Zuma's every failing on something Malan did in 1953.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:41 AM
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5. True
:puke:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:55 AM
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6. Fareed Zakaria said he raped that woman with HIV
and was acquitted because he said she was wearing a short skirt. he also knew she had HIV when he raped her, not that it made it any worse.

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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:44 AM
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7. he was acquitted because of an indifferent white judge
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 09:54 AM by Sen. Walter Sobchak
The judge just didn't care and simply scored Zuma for sleeping with such a young woman. The episode did however spawn some epic editorial cartoons.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kxeaC8aEc7g/R1GaZ-uN8MI/AAAAAAAAAPk/HoGKdz7rUgM/s1600-R/zuma+cartoon+2.jpg
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:02 PM
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4. Zuma = corrupt rapist asshole.
The ANC is degenerating rapidly. :cry:
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