It’s time to walk the talk

2015-04-26 15:00

Leaders have spoken and there have been different campaigns, from night vigils and marches to moments of silence.

Organisations have made their recommendations and police have acted swiftly to arrest those responsible for the xenophobic violence.

I hope government will listen to the concerns of the poor masses and stop dismissing everything as merely acts of crime.

We also have a problem of violent service-delivery protests in this country.

These protests, and the wave of xenophobic violence we have been experiencing, are an indication that people are frustrated because the leaders who they elected to power are not listening to them.

Government, especially local government, must stop going into rest mode after the elections and only start working a few months closer to the next elections.

As South Africans, we need to know that resorting to violence is not the solution to every problem.

Let us not pay lip service to the concept of ubuntu. Let us put it into practice.

Mangaliso Ngcobo


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