False promises mounting again

2016-05-04 06:00

ALFRED MOSIA, Bohlokong, Bethlehem:

IT is that season when political parties run up and down, and enter houses and shacks they would normally not waste their time to visit because of the poverty, educational level and colour of the inhabitants.

It always pains me to hear the arrogant remarks of a government who unashamedly claims it was democratically elected by an overwhelming majority, made up mostly of the previously disadvantaged black people.

To make such statements – knowing full well that you had acquired votes by underhand ways – is to underestimate the intelligence of your listeners as well as of those who voted you into office.

How would you expect right-thinking people to regard you in a serious light if:

  • You have bought your votes with food parcels for poor people you yourself have starved by willfully creating unemployment;
  • You bought your votes with blankets for people dumped in shacks.
  • You bought votes with false promises of RDP houses you knew were for comrades who were loyal volunteers doing door to door services for candidates.

Voters are being held on a leash and their ears are itching to hear more of these false promises.

To those South Africans with a conscience: Keep telling people the truth, no matter how you will be ridiculed.

Do not give up.

Lies do not have stamina.

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