Stop the madness

2016-06-29 06:00

SOUTH AFRICA has awakened to news of members of the ruling party protesting in the Tshwane Metro.

The protest saw routes being barricaded, buses torched and the community being held ransom by those disgruntled members of the ruling party who declare their dissatisfaction with their party’s mayoral candidate selection.

I really found this disturbing, because the very same members voted for the ruling party, vowed to abide and adhere to their party’s constitution and also to support all decisions taken by their leadership.

How then are they trying to run the country into a fake revolution as criminal elements are creeping in and foreign nationals’ businesses are being looted and people killed?

How can this even be about the community?

Why must the rest of us be held ransom by a party that has brought us e-toll, despite the dissatisfaction of the people?

A party that stood by its president after the Constitutional Court’s judgement?

A party that has never adhered to the auditor general’s recommendations and also a party that has overlooked findings by the public protector?

The writing is on the wall.

The same members will still go and vote for the same party.

These members are not protesting at Luthuli House or at their constituency offices.

No, they are burning and vandalising our infrastructure.

Why do they not protest outside their leaders’ houses?

What did the bus companies and all the foreign nationals’ businesses do to them?

I fail to understand the logic with this madness.

I urge the police to arrest all that are taking part.

We have worked hard to have this freedom and democracy and we must not let party politics run the country to a state where it is ungovernable.

We have unemployment, poor service delivery and wasteful and irregular expenditure in almost all of the municipalities run by the ruling party and now we have to deal with the so-called fake protests?

It is high time we become vocal about these matters.

Amanga Awethu.

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