Rent is expensive. The price of chicken has just gone up.Our grannies are subjected to high tax charges off their social grant. Electricity tariffs go high every day. E-tolls have arrived to charge you for using a road. Varsity fees are very expensive, and NSFAS doesn't cover all the fees at times.
The truth is black people were dumped in a capitalist system without the skills and capacity to survive in it. The economic system was created by whites and unless things are changed our people will continue to suffer. The free market might be good for business but it's suffocating the majority of poor people. We need other sectors of the economy to be state-controlled, and without any shame I believe EFF is the right candidate for that.
Some people think it will be risky and premature to put EFF in power but the question I have for you is: risky for whom? As a matter of fact black people have nothing to lose because we have nothing in as far as the economy is concerned.
Unless the economic policies of this country are changed black people will take another 20 years catching up, and the longer it takes the harder it will be for us to actually become major stakeholders in SA economy.
Blacks are lazy…What?
When ANC took over in 1994 the economy remained in the hands of Whites. The only thing that was given to a Black man was a ballot paper.
Some Black people who think they're smart will tell you that blacks are fools or lazy. Well, let me tell you something: we were oppressed mentally and otherwise. Moreover, the system has made it a point that blacks remain incapacitated to think by making sure that they overwork them while they're paid peanuts so they can remain poor and tired. What more do you expect from an angry, tired and hungry man?
I spent the rest of my 3rd phase of high school studying under candle light without a study table. Do you know how hard it is to practice Maths and study Science while you're lying on the ground? This did not end with me; we still have poor living conditions in SA. Some kids walk for very long distances to school, and when they arrive at school they’re tired. Subjects like Maths need attention and how can you pay attention if you just got out of a marathon?
At a point in my life I lived in a shack and I can tell you that a container made up of corrugated iron is not by any means a shelter to protect human life. When it's hot it is also hot. When it's cold it is also cold. When it rains it also rains in the shack. Living in a shack means that privacy is a luxury. It infringes on the basic human right to privacy because you’re all squeezed in a four-sided container. How many black people still live in the shacks?
Free, quality Education? Yes, yes!
I school at Wits and I've discovered that it's more costly for a black kid like me who comes from Limpopo to survive because I pay rent and have to buy my groceries, stationery and other necessities. White people stay close by in North cliff or Cresta and they eat breakfast and get lunch box from home. They drive cars I will be able to afford in my 10 years of employment in their first year of studies. I had the opportunity to run for SRC presidency and found that the only thing that bothered white students was parking while black students complained about food, fees and accommodation related issues.
Next year I'm going to vote for EFF so that my brother will not have to worry about money for fees. How are you supposed to focus and pass when the university constantly sends you emails and texts reminding you how much you owe them? These are some of the issues that make black students fail because they worry about a lot of things. Sometimes access to university is even denied because of outstanding fees.
Thanks God for EFF.
Yes I said it! Today marks an important day in the history of South African politics. The messiah for black people is born. This messiah will fight the evil capitalist system, the evil poverty and the evil exploitation of black energy. It cannot be true that in a country that is inhabited mostly by black that they remain poor. I encourage every black person to not think twice about voting for EFF, and to stop ridiculing it. Instead let us build and fix it where we think it needs to be fixed. We have a solution. Let us solve the problem.
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