PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ruffieb
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 298
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all ruffieb's badges.
 

Poverty the enemy but the ANC don't want to know

09 December 2012, 17:00
Two unrelated and yet very related things happened to me this week.
A black acquaintance  of mine, whom I have not seen for a while, sent me an sms  saying  that his girlfriend had just given birth to a baby girl. Being happy for him, I bought a whole lot of pampers and the sweetest softest pink rabbit that I could find, and marched a long to his flat, not far from where I live.Mo shares a flat with a number of other people, I know this from a previous visit, where I was ushered into the living/kitchen unit. This time I was guided into Mo's bedroom, where his girlfriend was sitting on a mattress on the floor, holding a small brown wondrous little  creature. I held the little person in my arms, coed and jiggled the tiny little thing, whilst the thrilled parents took a   photo of us two with their cellphone. Despite myself, I could not but help take in the pitiful and squalled circumstances of the room. There were so few creature comforts there, that I was overawed by these new parents, who dared to bring a  baby into such difficult circumstances. Both Mo and his girlfriend have jobs, once as a security guard, then doing pizza delivery and now recently in a restaurant. And still so little to show for it!
 They already adore their little girl and will, I am sure, be loving parents. Bringing up the little girl with so few resources will not be easy.
Then came the weekend with the usual bundle of newspapers. Again Zuma. This man, who does not have a standard 2, has never held down an 8-6 job as you and I have, in fact never earned an honest Rand in his life, is now president of SA, thanks to a few pals who are reaping it off with him. If Jacob Zuma were to be thrown out of politics tomorrow, he would not know how to clean a kitchen  floor, so few Rand-earning skills does this man possess.
The Jacob Zuma profile that is  steadily emerging, is that of a HIGH and RECKLESS BIG SPENDER of other people's tax money, of course! He has even manage to bulldoze banks to write off his bad debts. There cannot be enough wives, grandiose compounds, airplanes etc, etc. and frankly, he does not give a stuff about people like you, me or Mo.
So once again, in the end we shall come to the beginning.The unfairnesses and arrogances of the ANC  are unbearable. How can the ANC justify that a profligate big spender like Jacob Zuma  and his clan, live in such splendor, while working class people like Mo and his partner, who work hard, live in such dire circumstances? Here in SA we have 56 ministers! In Switzerland they have 7, Germany 20-22. If they actually did something for the people.... we might be able to start some kind of conversation....
Please explain, I am a willing listener.



Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Bianca Erasmus
If this is to end in Fire...

“If this is to end in Fire we will all burn together….” Read more...

0 comments 50 views
Fatigued minds of South Africans

Well,we can argue as much as we can,but it is clear that smartphones has taken over our focus and they seriously fails our minds for thinking.  Read more...

0 comments 113 views
Submitted by
Levi Cheruo Cheptora
Why Kenya’s Government Cannot Win...

Why Kenya’s Government Cannot Win War on Graft Read more...

0 comments 89 views
Submitted by
Candice le Sueur
Hammanskraal: Death and a very qu...

I am deeply disheartened and disgusted by the murder of the two workers in Hammanskraal. Read more...

0 comments 308 views
Submitted by
Nigel Myers
South African firefighters

The last group of South African firefighters who helped fight a fire in Saskatchewan did an amazing job.  Read more...

0 comments 3458 views
Submitted by
Masego Khumalo
Non-violence to Ba Ga Mothibi com...

The people of Baga Mothibi, in the North West, want to be incorporated into the Northern Cape.  Read more...

0 comments 495 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.