THE ANC has done it again. Over the past decade, it has insulted Jesus Christ and his followers by boasting that it will govern until Jesus comes back.
Since Jacob Zuma took over, the ANC has made South Africa slide into a cesspool of corruption, nepotism, greed and internecine strife, to the extent that we now have an entire upmarket village built under the guise of security improvements to a homestead, foreigners are offering government posts to ANC members, and there is ANC-on-ANC violence and intimidation to secure positions and defend Number One.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s latest utterings that churches should pray for the ANC and its leaders rather than criticise it, fits perfectly in the culture of arrogance by which the party deems it fit to govern this country.
Although it is not untrue that as Christians we should pray for our leaders rather than march against them, we are also called to pray for godliness and wisdom within government as a whole, and, in the sustained absence thereof, for the replacement of those who are an obstacle to that.
The unholy tripartite alliance holding this country to ransom is such an obstacle. Christians will stop praying and marching for its removal if this government starts doing its job: creating a better life for all, irrespective of race, political party membership or personal affiliation.
ROBERT DE NEEF