ANC has led SA into dire straits

2017-06-01 06:01

I HAVE to take issue with Musa Zondi’s letter (God Save the ANC, May 18) in which he states:, “If you saw and experienced the brutality of the apartheid system and Koevoet, you would think twice before you joined forces with the DA.”

The writer goes on to list names of murdered “struggle” leaders, implying that they were murdered by the DA. The obvious truth is that the DA has never supported apartheid, but has fought it since the party’s inception under Helen Suzman whom Nelson Mandela lauded.

In fact, the origins of the DA are steeped in the fight against the injustices of the apartheid government, just as today the party is fighting the injustices of ANC rule. Nor has the DA ever murdered African leaders. On the contrary, it is no secret that disagreeable ANC candidates are being threatened and murdered today by elements in their own party.

Zondi, who quotes the Bible extensively in his letter, appears to have been hoodwinked by ANC propaganda. If he is a Christian, he should aspire not to perpetuate a lie about the DA, but to tell the truth.

The truth is that the ANC is leading South Africa down such a disastrous path that the South African Council of Churches, for the first time since the demise of the apartheid government, has taken up the fight against the ANC.

The DA and other opposition parties and the support of educated and thinking South Africans, is fighting the same good fight while the ANC clings to obsolete and untenable ideologies, issuing promises it cannot sustain. No wonder Zuma fears and condemns “clever Africans,” because they, in ever-increasing numbers, are ultimately the people who will bring down the ANC.

The ANC’s support base is being increasingly reduced to those who rely on it for sinecures, and to rural areas where the most gullible people live.

Zondi says that “people love the ANC”. That misplaced and blind love for a political party, rather than for the good of our country, has been a major cause of our downfall.

Zondi would be well advised to pray for South Africa which the ANC has led into the most dire straits.

Steven van Staden

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