This is a letter of introspection, a call for my African brothers in sisters in South Africa to look at the state of their country and start asking the right questions which should lead to a conclusive decision to take action and denounce the corrupt elite, the full bellied politicians who keep on abusing our rich history of human strife and struggle to make their overflowing wallets even bigger.
The education system is in shambles, has been degraded and downgraded to a pathetic 30% pass, are we actually saying that once a matriculant has crammed 30% of his curriculum he is ready for higher education? And sighting the fact that most don’t make it to higher education and they rather sort for employment; they go into the working environment not having a clue of how to atticulate the business language nor function in whatever junior post opportunity affords them (mind you I am talking about the vast majority that finds themselves dependent on the public schooling system). My question here is what are we trying to do to ourselves?? If the minister who is supposed to be ultimately accountable can pass the buck and we don’t make a slight noise, not even a cat’s purr.
The service delivery strikes are now a norm and the answer we get from the administration is that “it’s all apartheid’s fault” as if he were a human being, “well if he was a human being he would be telling us that it’s been eighteen years of decomposition in the grave”. Cadre deployment was once a great principle based on the fact that the cadres had some form of education and new the two concepts of service and sense of urgency (now very foreign in public service).
We bemoan our rich history full of sacrifice and sheer triumphant human spirit, we accept as a nation the trampling and dancing on its grave by inferior so called leaders who follow suit to what other African liberators did to their own countries and people (read Architects of poverty by Moeletsi Mbeki). Yet we will again be chanting two thirds majority win, I say let us empower ourselves with knowledge of ancient African governance systems and how the natural laws of justice were implemented and see the audible difference.
I say let us seek knowledge before we perish.
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