Don’t take SA down that road

2016-12-01 06:00

THE current public protector recommends that schools instruct pupils in civics. Perhaps South Africans do not understand that when one votes, that vote is in support of a political party and not a person.

Consequently, the winning party becomes the ruling party. The ministers then elect the president. South Africans should bear in mind that, unfortunately, the ministers cast their votes for one of their cronies, who may be corrupt and is willing to offer kick backs for support.

The chronic situation of bad governance and the declining, deplorable weakening economy cannot change, unless South Africans support another party.

In accordance with the philosophy of democracy, the winning party rules for five years, and the opposition may rule for the following five years.

Perhaps someone can elucidate how the leader of the workers’ party thrives in abundant wealth, living an affluent lifestyle. How can members of this party be so ignorant as to envisage land grabs?

With an absence of a work ethic and a philosophy of “give me”, who sustains these areas? Where is the source of this unlimited finance?

It is worth noting that not a single country on the African continent is economically viable, yet during the colonial period these countries were all productive.

Since gaining their independence, the majority of the ex-colonies are war-torn. There is an influx from one country to another, in a bid to seek refuge. people are poverty-stricken, with a destroyed infrastructure. Is South Africa heading for the same dismal doom?


Dr L.J. Peltz

Ramsgate

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