Fees movement was a jolt of lightning to us

2015-10-29 06:00
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I am sure we all witnessed the events of the past week or so: #fees must fall. Some of us of the older generation had mixed feelings. We did not know what to make of this. We did not know whether to be pro or be against it.

As the events unfolded we saw violence flare up although some kids were against it. They pleaded with their colleagues, “No violence! No violence!” Did they listen? I don’t think so.

They pelted the police with stones, burnt some mobile toilets and set up roadblocks. They knew what they were there for. They were there to fight. Such is the nature of the revolution.

And you that were watching I wonder what you made of this. So many people have asked me to comment. I wish they did not because I am apolitical. I’m not good at politics. I’m too naïve.

Politics do not want a naïve person. A naïve person thinks everyone is good. But not everyone is good. There are some in sheepskins. Beneath they are wolves. They will do anything to advance their interests.

We have seen that - great revolutionaries who call themselves comrades but live in the lap of capitalist luxury. They drive expensive cars.

Live in suburbs. Their kids go to expensive schools.

They are different from you and me. Look at Jonathan Moyo, the Minister of Higher Education in Zimbabwe. His daughter (may her soul RIP) was studying at UCT. Couldn’t she study in Zim? I bet she could not.

Because universities in Zim are not good enough for Moyo. And his daughter could not study there. Let’s call a spade a spade. And let’s be angry if we can. Maybe this fees must fall movement will usher in new openness.

We will talk about the things we have been afraid to talk about. But some guys are unhappy with this glasnost. They want to suppress it.

Why I don’t know. It baffles me. Maybe they know why.

These kids could usher in something new. We should not spoil it. And we should not allow spoilers to spoil it. It is something that has taken the country by storm. You can’t ignore it.

Even if you want to, you can’t. People will ask you, “What is your opinion of it?” You may pretend to be taken aback. You may pretend you have no opinion. There are people like that.

They hide behind a bottle. But they should be drawn out. You can pretend to be not there, while you are there. Sober up! And have an opinion. This country counts on you. And our children need you. Stay positive.

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