PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Mahomed Farouk Cassim
 
Comments: 0
Article views: 184
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Mahomed Farouk Cassim's badges.
 

Terror a force for good in Parly

20 April 2014, 11:50

A government that loses its moral authority ceases to govern. Instead, it will begin to rule and thus become intolerant of accountability, transparency and democratic processes.

The withholding of damaging information from the public will become a dire necessity and will therefore require enforced secrecy. The political elite will sacrifice the virtue of independent thinking on the altar of sycophancy.

Under such rule, the police service will become a paramilitary police force. A subversion of the rule of law will also occur and the president will condone attacks on the constitution.

People who fought for freedom often live in the glorious past and thus forfeit the future by refusing to interrogate the present. Surely, no consideration for a political party can outweigh a cause!

Should the cause not remain supreme forever? If that is so, how can the rewards of office and the lure of instant wealth allow the demise of a great cause as we are witnessing presently?

Terror Lekota saw very clearly that politics in 2008 was taking a turn for the worse and decamped to help preserve the legacy of the movement he served with such distinction.

He saw the need to walk a separate route to take up the cudgels in defence of the constitution and the advancement of democracy.

Consequently, he has forcefully risen in the National Assembly, to the great discomfiture of members of the ruling party, to defend freedom of speech, attack the Secrecy Bill, question government spending, and demand accountability.

Terror Lekota has undoubtedly been a powerful force for good in our parliament. See him on YouTube and judge for yourself. Fortunately, he has had authentic struggle credentials to speak with moral authority on issues that affect all South Africans and to demand adherence to the Constitution that was signed into law by the iconic Nelson Mandela.

Now, in this election, amongst other things, he is demanding the following –

  • a substantial reduction in the size of government;

  • reforms in the electoral law to allow for voters to elect the president directly;

  • a lowering of the national debt to protect citizens from higher and newer taxes;

  • introduction of laws to compel disclosures of political party funding to stop shady individuals commandeering government; and

  • an end to cadre deployment which is paralysing the civil service through lack of capacity and absence of qualifications.   

Government this year will borrow R18.70 for very hundred ran that it will spend year and this amount will increase year on year as the debt and servicing costs continue to mount. Under the circumstances, a debt default is highly likely.

The consequences that will arise when government fails to meet loan payments will damage the financial position of most people.

Support COPE so that we can fiercely attack the ruling party’s profligacy and the rampant looting that goes on within the state. Support COPE to save the situation while a small window of opportunity exists.

All other considerations are of secondary importance. The money is running out and this is where we must focus sharply. If we do not act now it is clear that externally enforced austerity measures will result and blight our lives and our living.

If you agree with Terror Lekota and are willing to support him, canvass others in your circle to consider doing the same. Terror Lekota is deserving of your support as he is a committed to ensuring that taxpayers' money works for the public good.

The present government has lost its moral authority to govern and furthermore is abusing taxpayers' money to add insult to injury. South African voters must assert themselves now and save the situation by voting wisely.

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.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
EricdeCarlos
Waving a bull in front of the red...

Our corrupt government is robbing us blind! And we can do nothing about it! Read more...

0 comments 119 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
New airlines a good thing

We have so many airlines now. It is unbelievable. It is a good thing. Read more...

2 comments 46 views
Submitted by
Diego Singer
Policemen are being killed

I'm sure "Dojos", the training clubs, will do it "pro bono" self defence training for the police. Read more...

5 comments 323 views
Submitted by
Holdanigono
What is it to you?

People irrespective of religion or non-religion are fickle and like to see themselves as the special few.  Read more...

2 comments 23 views
Submitted by
Chris Khanye
Minister says SANDF ignorant

The SANDF is so ignorant it’s possible for that organ of State to also hire a jet owned by El Chapo. Read more...

10 comments 927 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
Takkie tax day

I am so pleased that it is takkie tax day. It is a wonderful idea. To help people that are not fortunate like myself.  Read more...

11 comments 651 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.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 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.