Thursday, March 18, 2010
No Confidence vote in Zuma
The ANC didn't dare launch one against Mbeki- basically a move to impeachment. The BBC says it is the first time this sort of vote happened since the end of Apartheid. COPE had no chance of success, they surely know, and activist ("we like to air porn") ETV's (once accidentally reported that Obama died?-BBC says of them) news were surely sucking thumb when they said the vote may have backfired. It made a message to the world- who really matter!
COPE cited Zuma's multiple promiscuous adulteries- his sexual risk-taking. Sisulu, the defence minister, who army members allegedly planned to kidnap once, who owes Zuma everything, and Zuma pet Radebe shouted, as ANC members danced- effectively telling the world that they support Zuma's sexual folly. A wise ANC would have quietly voted down the motion by basically Ex-ANC COPE! The NEC, says leftist M&G, the high council of the ANC (National Executive Committee), allegedly fear Zuma's affect on voters, an ANC behind Zuma could worsen it. Instead, the ANC, blind to basic politics: over-reacted, and made the country look foolish and backward.
Following EuroNews showing images of violent protests, some of many flaring everywhere, BBC now reports on a No Confidence vote. Zuma is looking foolish!
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?
A deep interest in the law of South Africa, especially our constitutional and common law, guided my studies and continues to influence my current career path. I enjoy engaging in the day to day work of being an attorney, and reading the material contained in our case law.
I have gained and enjoyed much exposure to the law and to the day to day details of practice, and to extensive litigation work, during my years of practise since my admission to the profession and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court, as well as during my articles of clerkship and, prior to that, when I worked as a student counsellor/paralegal at the Wits Law Clinic – in the final year of law school and during my studies at the School for Legal Practice.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa, and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see, and interact with, the world.
I believe success requires not just hard work but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field, where necessary.
The cultures and legal systems, morals and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the nations of the world, are subjects I love to research. I enjoy reading and writing. To keep abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be highly useful. I passed Afrikaans at a matric level. I took Zulu from grades 5 to 7. The language I am best acquainted with, is my first language of English, which I speak in everyday life.
I enjoy public speaking and debate, and believe that manners, appropriate dress for an occasion and courtesy are of very great importance. I enjoy hard work and like to throw myself entirely into solving a problem.
Law & Career
I currently work under my own name and style as an attorney and sole proprietor, at Marc Evan Aupiais Attorney.
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg, and Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys. I also edit and write for the SACNS, have written breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
Read it without payment - on Scribd.
I have a YouTube account, where I sometimes post videos.