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Black SA middle class: it's up to you!

17 January 2014, 11:59
My father was a doctor who did a lot of his work in Black communities in Port Elizabeth in the 1960's and '70's. He always said that the only hope for South Africa was a strong, settled Black middle class. If you look at the post-colonial history of Africa, it's not good.

Charles Taylor of Liberia who ruled from 1997 to 2003 looted State coffers and used his troops to rape women and children as terror instruments. Sekou Toure ruled Guinea from 1958 to 1984. Death camps were instituted under his watch and political opponents were tortured and killed. General Sani Abacha of Nigeria is regarded as the most brutal dictator of Nigeria, stealing millions of dollars from the country's purse. Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire embezzled over 5 billion dollars from his country, living in a state of grandeur while his country was in poverty. Laurent Kabila of DR Congo unleashed an era of fear and enriched himself.

Robert Mugabe...well we know about him. Does any of this sound familiar? I believe the only thing that has stopped similar occurrences from happening in South Africa has been a free press, the White, Indian and Coloured population and a growing number of educated Black folk.

Today there are more Black home owners in SA than White. The ANC under Zuma has become more and more arrogant over the last 20 years, and are clearly showing signs of wanting to become dictators. Already they have robbed the poor of many billions via the public purse.

They love their money and power far too much to ever change: the evidence is all around us. The only hope for SA not to head the way of states north of us is for a decent government (of all races) to be put in power, who will stamp out corruption and govern wisely. Growing Black middle class: it's up to you this voting year. My dad was right.
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