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Zuma scores an F

The opposition party has given President Jacob Zuma an F for his governance.

The opposition has given President Jacob Zuma an F for his governance.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said President Jacob Zuma has failed the country.

The opposition's annual cabinet report card gave Zuma an F.

Predictably the DA was not kind on Cabinet performance.

The party gave six government officials Fs.

DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko explained his lackluster response in the lead-up and follow-up to the Marikana tragedy was only one reason he failed.

At least 45 people were killed when miners went on a strike in Marikana back in August.

The Nklandla scandal also cost him dearly.

Zuma's Nkandla home is currently being upgraded at an estimated R200 million.

The president maintains his family members are paying a large part of the bill.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe scored a C.

Mazibuko believes Motlanthe would be a better head of state.

"While he was not a top performer, Motlanthe displayed noteworthy qualities which President Zuma clearly lacks."

Among the ministers who scored Fs are Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi scored one of two A's for his handling of government HIV programme.

Meanwhile, the ruling party will nominate its leaders in Mangaung later this month.

The majority of provinces have indicated they would like Zuma to continue leading the country, while the Western Cape ANC has nominated Motlanthe for the top job.

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