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Protests: Business SA and government owe us more

06 February 2014, 11:57

Not sure if she needs to be praised or rebuked for her refreshingly different (if not honest) take on her profession, but when a politician said “If you don’t believe what I’m saying, I can say something else” it sent us all into a deep silence as we pondered what to make of it, should we laugh or get angry?

The easiest thing to do is to condemn the actions and utterances’ of the unemployed poor, to many Bob Mugabe is and always will be a hero, there was many a confused look and raised eyebrow when the crowd roared with approval at the mention of his name at Madiba’s funeral, damn! Who else got the temerity to give giants the middle finger? Retire? me? Why don’t you ask your Queen Elizabeth to retire, said he.

So he went about his land reform all wrong but say what you will, Zimbabweans were voted many spaces above us in the World Happiness Survey, one of the many benefits of not depending on westerners for everything, I guess.  Spare a thought for our miners who get dropped hundreds of kilometres down the earth’s crust to dig for gold to make a handful of people filthy rich while They remain forever battling the wolf at the door. A miner’s life is a well-paid life elsewhere in the world, no great great granddaddy’s stingy influence passed down the generations when it comes to rewarding those who risk life and limb daily.

Here, people look and see others eating and living well, those same people wash your car, clean your garden , look after your kids, cook for you, clean your house, wash your clothes and make up your bed without being expected to want the same, if not more, for themselves and their families. Why would you find it difficult to understand why a human being can be driven to great anger with these inequalities? It’s the kind of anger that arouses great emotion, it can drive one clean mad to sit by the roadside waiting day and night for better days, without any capital to even buy and sell potatoes and tomatoes to keep body and soul together,  enough to want to destroy everything. Heck! It’s wrong to burn down a clinic and a school, but where are the RDP houses that people have been expecting? There’s trillions of rand, our country is filthy rich make no mistake about that! Why is that money not being used to uplift the poor by assisting small businesses and those wanting to get into agriculture? Incompetent people in key positions can no longer be tolerated; crony and cadre deployments must be banished to the scrapheap before it’s too late, and please please please, people, business SA needs to do much much more, they owe our country much more than they’d like to admit.

“If you don’t believe what I’m saying, I can say something else” said the politician, whatever that meant, now is not the time for silly games.

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