I MUST agree with the letter, "Is Zuma the best president ANC can find?" (October 3), that says surely the ANC can offer someone more capable than Jacob Zuma for president. One could go further and say even the alternative nominations are questionable and there must be someone in the ANC who is more suitable to lead South Africa.
The ANC needs someone who is free of corruption, who understands finance and economics, and has South Africa's best interests at heart.
The present situation where unions are dictating demands for salaries is quite ridiculous, especially when employees' productivity level is rated the lowest in the world. Surely if one is dissatisfied with one's pay, one can resign without causing such huge repercussions to the South African economy.
Unions must be made accountable, as there is already too much unemployment in South Africa. Zuma and his ministers should never have allowed this situation to get to the level it has as it will have a profound affect on future offshore investments and will probably cause untold unemployment.
One remembers history where Nero fiddled while Rome was burning, and that seems to be the situation at present with Zuma and the ANC .
The fact that the five big banks in South Africa were downgraded earlier this month as a result of strikes is an added cause for concern as it will cost all South Africans more to live, including the strikers who still have jobs.
Maggie Thatcher was successful in eliminating unions that threatened Britain's economy – perhaps we should take a leaf out of her book.
Pierre Cerff, St Francis Bay