I rise on a point of order to caution and advise members of parliament to refrain from calling our people “lost-generation” or “middle-missing”. It's insinuations like these which show how confused and highly arrogant members of our degenerating parliament are. Who is really lost between members of parliament and our people? The answer is really simple, anyone but not the parliamentarians can notice. Instead of discussing real issues that affect the people who voted them into that deteriorating parliament, they take most of their time rising on points of useless orders. My advice to the arrogant parliamentarians of RSA is that they should respect people who voted for them into parliament, not to spend the whole five years arguing about useless personal conflicts, but to represent them in a dignified manner.
These useless points of orders in parliament must be scrubbed altogether. I will rather rise on a point of advice to call upon all our diverse political representatives in parliament to stop the rubbish they are doing in the name of point of order. I say this because I see no order in the National assembly, there is no order in parliament that they are creating. You cannot rise of a point of order to create disorder, which is what you (parliamentarians) are doing. In fact these parliamentarians should rise on a point of reducing their salaries and allowances to create more funds to help people who voted them into parliament.
On calling our people a “lost generation”: I will just say shame. Calling our people names such as lost generation means that parliamentarians think that they are better than the people who voted them into that parliament. This is the highest degree of disrespect on our people. I wonder who is really lost between us and them. They call each other honorable, but I wonder what is really honorable about them, when they always behave like restless mosquitoes in our parliament.
I should remind parliamentarians that they are leading other leaders. You should not at any time think that you are better that the people whom you lead. A good leader knows and respects the potential of their followers. Rising on a point of order must fall. Describing our people as a lost generation must also fall. All arrogant parliamentarians who think that they are better than the people must all fall.
Mashabela KN is the author of two books and a founding MD of Deshaba Media.