PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Vivian Dickson
 
Comments: 77
Article views: 3367
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Vivian Dickson's badges.
 

The EFF, our nation's future?

25 February 2014, 10:16
So here I sit, pondering life's finest and most shameful moments, and wondering about the political future of South Africa.

Julius Malema, along with his faithful sidekicks, has launched the Economic Freedom Fighters party.  And not a moment too soon it must be said.

No, not because I'm a fan or a member of this little upstart or his horde of followers, but rather because the EFF represent a picture, a picture of how this country could be, or rather what it should not become.

Reading through the disastrous policies of the EFF, it's clear that this new militant political party has not the foggiest idea of what the hell they're doing. 

The mere suggestion to nationalise all the mines and banks, and taking land without compensation, reeks of mass anarchy and civil unrest not seen since the 80s, or since the ANC's introduction of e-tolls.

If the EFF had stable policies that promoted business and employment creation, instead of taking from the have's to give to the have-not's, then I'd probably support them.

But as it stands, the EFF, in my mind, remains an organisation driven by racial revenge and as such, will never be a party that represents all South Africans.

One day, I could see myself donning a red beret with matching T-shirt covered in oil stains from a local fast food chicken outlet, but until then, I'll throw my lot in with those that actually care about South Africa.

Sorry Julius Malema, but you won't be getting my vote.  I hope that the SARS probe will end your dubious political ambitions before you have the opportunity to infect the vulnerable minds of South Africa's youth.  Lord knows that don't need more of your kind... 
 
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
77 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Onthatile Mogotji
Back to colonialization – 39 year...

In 1976 students all over South Africa protested when the government of the time wanted to introduce Afrikaans into black schools. The infamous Soweto uprising and the killing of people as a consequence. Read more...

19 comments 1439 views
Submitted by
Blackie Coco White
Why racism in rugby must fall...

On that fateful day in 1995, when a great black icon - other than Shaka or Dingaan - dared to cross the threshold of a laager, time stood still... And a country held its collective breath.  Read more...

20 comments 686 views
Submitted by
Hubert Khobane
R 19 billion and 36 000 ghost emp...

The Northwest Province has set a record, no not a local record, nor a national record, but for that matter and international record! Read more...

7 comments 852 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Memories OF Rats On Okinawa 44 Ye...

Last night Elena made a list of all of the countries that she had visited around the world. Her list came to 22-23 countries. Read more...

6 comments 724 views
Submitted by
Edward Strick
Farewell South Africa

Leaving South Africa is extremely hard no matter how excited you are about your new ventures, the exit stamp at immigration is your first “final boarding call”.  Read more...

22 comments 3972 views
Submitted by
Nelson Kgwete
Public servants are already force...

Axed EFF MP Andile Mngxitama is attempting to revive his political career through a new movement called Land First Black First and is threatening to stage a revolution that would see, amongst other things, public representatives and government officials being compelled to use government facilities, including schools and hospitals.  Read more...

2 comments 561 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.