Shower crazy South African President Jacob Zuma has now been in office for 100 days. No one would have imagined we would be blogging about this man as a President two years ago. Pitted against the intellect Thabo Mbeki, all political fortunes seemed against the Zulu Boy who had not seen the insides of a classroom beyond the equivalent of Standard II. Yet, in a shocking turn of events, the man took to dancing in semi naked costumes, rubbished the efforts of Aids Activists by claiming he had taken a shower after sleeping with an HIV positive woman to wash out the disease and the South African masses were mesmerised.
Today, it remains to be seen whether this "Shower Boy" will wash out the poverty strewn across the South African plains, rinse the country of crime and corruption, and flood the ever present threat of colour divide. Some have already started crying foul, whilst others are calling for the man to be given time. Whatever the case, Jacob Zuma has showed such a spirited fight for the presidency that he should re-direct his efforts towards solving some of the problems be-develling South Africa. Of course, it will require much more than asking for a machine gun and dancing semi-naked in front of helpless women.
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