SOUTH AFRICA: President Jacob Zuma failed to show statesmanship and capture the imagination of the country during his state-of-the-nation address yesterday, commercial farmers union TAU SA said.
TAU SA president Louis Meintjes said President Jacob Zuma failed to show statesmanship and to deliver a speech that could capture the imagination of the country.
‘His emphasis on the anniversary of the 1913 Native Land Act, the proposed commemoration of the Rivonia trial and arrests at the Lillysleaf estate fifty years ago… made the….address basically nothing more than a struggle address,’ Meintjies.
He said the agricultural sector would once again face a difficult time with the announcement that the willing buyer, willing seller principle would be replaced by ‘just and equitable’ compensation during the land reform process.
He said the Zuma did not make any reassuring statements that would strengthen confidence in the country.