Promises have been forgotten

2016-12-06 06:01

THE honour, dignity and rich ethos of the oldest liberation movement in Africa have been tarnished terribly.

One is reminded of the words of our icon Nelson Mandela, who said that the ANC will never be defeated by any opposition, but only the ANC will contribute to its own demise.

The continuous infighting and corruption make many of us activists hang our heads in shame.

The masses and a promise for “a better life for all” have been forgotten.

Sadly, the organisation has become like a rudderless boat. We have moved far away from the journey of morality, integrity and ethical conduct, to one riddled with lies, corruption and self-interest. What is currently prevailing in our ailing country adds credence to the greatness of Dr A.B. Xuma, Chief Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and others who selflessly fought against the apartheid regime for the freedom of all South Africans. They refused to engage in nepotism, deceit and immorality.

No other organisation can boast the rich heritage of the ANC but this is tragically in danger of being destroyed.

The time is certainly now for a cleansing of the organisation to take place.

The struggle for our people has worsened as they are plagued by unemployment, poverty, chaos in education, a failing health-care system and a frighteningly high crime rate.

Is this what many of us selflessly, and with great sacrifice, fought for?

Aluta continua.



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