Ramphele is the ultimate ’skhothani

2013-08-25 10:00

In a country still trying hard to do away with the recently emerged, ­dubious “izikhothani” subculture – which rendered the youth brainwashed and ultimately reckless with their little resources by showing off and pride-parading and thinking that it’s a way of life – we really don’t need a leader to be showing?off in the manner Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele recently has.

Her latest attempt to appear clean equals zero in her bid to stage a corruption-free campaign because the real questions still remain unanswered, such as how her family trust accumulated such wealth.

As a young person from a poor community in Limpopo (where she comes from), I pay very little regard to her “Ms Clean” act. All we want are initiatives aimed at going a very long way towards resolving our basic problems, like national health insurance.

I bet she wouldn’t even dream about initiatives such as that because when the ANC, the government of the people, was crafting the idea, she was heading Mediclinic and ensuring maximum profit while milking from the workers – and leaving the poor for dead in accidents since they can’t afford medical aid.

She must stop trying to fool us and bring about concrete initiatives to ­improve our lives as opposed to showing off like “izikhothani”.

She’s even too old for that.

Joel Seabi, Polokwane

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