Fat cats splurge, poor rummage in debris

2016-09-22 06:00

INSTEAD of perpetrating violent crimes certain groups of people are engaging in other illegal activities in order to survive. Many accept payment for installing illegal, electrical connections, resulting in burnt skin and maiming. Starving immigrants are involved in illegal mining at Langlaagte.

In this economic climate, where corruption prevails, our fat-cat parliamentary leaders and their buddies are indulging in a lavish and decadent life-style – splurging on exorbitant salaries, luxury vehicles, expensive holidays, meals and entertainment. How can these two life modes concur? Abject poverty is a stark contrast against excessive, unimaginable wealth.

The media publishes the persistent arson and destruction of public property, viz. the universities by destructive students, who have acquired a heritage of violence from the ANC. One can only conclude that these destructive students are devoid of insight and intelligence. Work, study and motivation ethics are lacking. The solution is to close the universities indefinitely. No government or private agency has sufficient resources to fund the restoration of these institutions. (Yet the university has permitted the arsonists to return to the university).

Around the turn of the century, the government could have provided every South African with a good quality of life, by offering employment, building houses and providing basic needs in a country with an ideal climate. Instead, a philosophy of “me for myself” prevails.

Carte Blanche screened a programme, where three children of a female farm labourer, decided to seek their mother at the neighbouring farm, where she was employed. En route, fatigued and hot, they removed and folded their clothing. Then they lay down and died of starvation. Post mortem results indicated that they had not eaten for more than a week. This is a reflection of our country, where the corrupt is enriched - while the poor rummage in the debris for sustenance.

Dr L.J. Peltz

Ramsgate

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