ANC had 23 years to right wrongs

2017-05-23 06:01

THE ruling party has been making very divisive statements recently, blaming all of our problems on white people.

The term “white monopoly capital” features constantly in public discourse. It is insinuated that all white people are racist. White people are holding onto stolen land, preventing land reform.

The JSE is monopolised by white men.

The protest march recently was organised by racist whites against a black government.

All this populist garbage should not go unchallenged.

The ANC was elected to power with an overwhelming majority, and at one time it had a two-thirds parliamentary majority, with a mandate to change all these social ills it now keeps telling us about.

If land reform is slow, it has more to do with incompetence and inefficiency than legal disputes with farmers.

The ANC is the biggest beneficiary of white monopoly capital through BEE shares to its politically connected families and friends, to the total exclusion of ordinary people.

If Absa bank did not pay its dues, it was allowed to get away with it by the ANC itself.

Billions of rands from white businesses through taxation have been squandered through corruption.

The reality is that 23 years down the line, the black masses are asking where the money has gone as poverty deepens and unemployment rises, while the ruling elite and their families brazenly loot the state.

It has become all too convenient to blame it all on white people.

The sins of white people are well documented, but they are not charged with the responsibility to redistribute wealth to uplift poverty.

We gave that mandate to the ANC, but it used it to redistribute white wealth to itself and its friends.

As black people, we refuse to have the wool pulled over our eyes.

WARREN OLIPHANT

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