PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
czoe
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 501
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all czoe's badges.
 

The irony of our elections

13 February 2014, 11:51

It’s an irony how the Political Parties react to the dawn of elections. Most of the elect have shown to put the cart before the horse, by focusing their energies when in office on unscrupulous acts, centered on fulfilling their egos and the desire for power. It has become a norm with government official/s and the designated to take inasmuch whilst they are in office, to fill their own stomachs prior to the political mandates set forth by their organization they represent. They are intent on acquiring prestige, with disregard of the law and misusing the designation they so charmingly and eloquently attained.

The promises laid before the poor and poverty stricken Citizens are enormous, but when it comes in implementing such necessities, it’s a game of hide and seek after the elections have been won. A Youth of 20years in the Township is bombarded with all kinds of dogmatism and slogan shouting, one party after another campaigning to give a better life for the previously deprived populace, such tactics aimed at taming the mind of the destitute.

We have political parties led by conspiring leaders, who are adamant on fulfilling their agenda’s. The people of South Africa are faced with a dilemma of political warfare, each party trying to stay above water or gain some political popularity through devious means to achieve some few seats in the cabinet.

Interestingly, most of the “campaigns” are targeted at poor Townships and in Rural areas where Service Delivery is non-existent and communities experience high rates of unemployment; housing shortages, and most people have not yet felt the “hand” of democracy, since our late father Tata Madiba walked away from the chains that deprived him of his livelihood, for 27 years incarcerated.

We hope and pray that whoever wins the elections and comes into power will bring much relief to our poverty stricken voters. The socio-economic imbalances should be addressed without ceasing, in order that all who have dared to put their hand on the ballot box should reap the benefits of a democratic country.

We salute Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela for his selfless endeavour, to free our society from the bondage of apartheid, and brought together a Rainbow Nation, that is politically; socially and economically balanced. We aspire to the ideas that he shared with his people that all people are equal and should be treated with dignity, irrespective of colour; race; or creed; and religion. The wealth of the country should be inclusive, not for the individual/s few, and on the expense of the masses.

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
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
PeterTracey
Decisions, decisions

Some things are not as easy as they seem. Read more...

0 comments 24 views
Submitted by
James Matoma
Bafana is a national embarrassmen...

How can the minister of sports and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, claim that he was satisfied with Bafana Bafana’s performance? Read more...

2 comments 47 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Clive Derby-Lewis and the rest of...

Forgive. Forgive me, forgive other people. Forgive is to forget, otherwise you have not forgotten.  Read more...

0 comments 41 views
Africa must break from negative n...

Despite decades of conflict, death and tragedy, coverage of issues in Africa has often been ignored, oversimplified, or excessively focused on limited aspects. Read more...

10 comments 301 views
Submitted by
Amaps
Let the Chuch be the help to the ...

So disappointing how the "church" which claims to be the body of Christ, its not as it should be, its operated like a corporate company. Read more...

85 comments 522 views
Submitted by
MarkH
South Africa: The reality show

I see a tendency – just love that word – developing lately of the regime – another old favourite – to spread far and wide as much confusion as possible, all involving spending my money, of course. Read more...

5 comments 378 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
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.