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Man in the "zoo" a political mayhem

31 May 2012, 10:04

If “human beings were to live in a zoo just like our caged animals, would our behavior be similar, or resembling characteristics more relative to primates.

Imagine being in the zoo during feeding time, the noise that comes from the animals is unbearable and very annoying to someone not accustomed to such behavior.

The South African political and socio-economic environment has escalated and closely resembles the “zoo” scenario, especially when it comes to procurement of tenders from greedy government officials and the beneficiaries of such lucrative deals our “tenderpreneurs”, who are opportunistic and seek so much publicity that cultural norms and moral values have depreciated amongst our chosen leaders.

The Zuma “spear” saga has gotten so much attention that all media channels are running erratically to produce and broadcast whatever material they can find on our President.

This past few weeks we had two (2) breaking stories (the Zuma Spear painting and the debate on the Cosatu and the DA march conflict), the whole country stood still, and the political egoistic vultures where already flying above waiting particularly for the “kill”.

It’s a shame that our Political parties should rally using such negative tactics to campaign for votes. It’s such a sad situation that relevant socio-economic issues targeted at the Upliftment and Betterment of our society should be at the back pages whilst morally dilapidated stories receive such a wide broadcasting.

It is high time that the Government and the people of this country should start prioritising on addressing Social and Economic Development Strategies to decrease the level of Unemployment, especially in the Eastern Cape which has the highest statistics compared with the rest of the country. The country is experiencing enormous calls to help the Youth of this country against HIV/Aids syndrome; escalating rate of pregnancy amongst the school going children as young as 13yrs is becoming a norm; there are people living in dumpsters in the Eastern Cape and also the effect of drug and alcohol abuse which is the result of poverty in our communities.

Political parties who are rallying for votes should on their mandates priorities on finding innovative solutions to bring balance in the Social and Economic Environment for all in this country rather than waste energy on impulsive strategies. The Media should also help in broadcasting and distributing informative and nation building stories to “educate and teach our people” of this country, we owe it to our Constitution, the Bill of Rights. 

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