How often do we hear that some challenge the government faces is the legacy of apartheid. For instance Jacob Zuma recently pointed out in parliament that the education challenges in this country are a legacy of apartheid.
My mind immediately drifted to last year’s text book debacle in Limpopo. So what Jacob was implying is that his failure to manage Angie Motshekga, the minister of basic education is a legacy of apartheid and Angie Motshekga’s failure to manage her own department is the legacy of apartheid? Namane Dickson Masemola’s failure to manage the provincial department of education in Limpopo is the legacy of apartheid and the idiot who dumped those textbooks did so because of the legacy of apartheid.
Is the fact that the legacy of apartheid is always used as an excuse in itself also the legacy of apartheid?
I have to agree with Trevor Noah who pointed out in one of his shows that this attitude is the bastardization of apartheid.
It seems despite almost 20 years of democracy that the apartheid regime still rules the minds of government from beyond the grave.
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