The ANC just cut off its nose to spite its face

2017-08-10 12:27
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By and large South Africans have matured. Many knew all along that despite all the good intentions of the many people within the ANC, despite their well-intended speeches, they would continue to cut their nose to spite their face.

But the results came as a surprise. This was a narrow escape for the president. Altogether 198 against and 177, in favour, is not much of a difference. And to add to that 9 MPs abstained.

In my observations the ANC is not only at war with South Africa and South Africans but also with the laws of nature.

The First Law the ANC is attacking is Murphy’s Law. Murphy’s Law says things left to themselves have a tendency to go from bad to worse. The language and policy of the ANC is that of doing nothing. They express this by saying the ANC will self-correct and self-cleanse. That is grand delusion. The Zuma problem has been there and people are too afraid, too scared to act. Or are they mesmerised by Zuma’s charms? Things are getting worse by the day. The ANC is decaying – decomposing like a corpse.

A golden opportunity was handed to the ANC on Tuesday but they failed to seize it. They cut their nose to spite their face. The nose is now bleeding profusely.

The Second Law of Nature is what the great scientist Albert Einstein discovered. Albert Einstein says: No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. The paralysed ANC is submerged in a Zuma consciousness. And the Zuma consciousness is corruption, the taking over of South Africa by the Guptas, looting and so on. The solution to tackle the cancer eating South Africa is outside the ANC. That is now very clear.

That brings me to the Third Law by yet another scientist, Sir Isaac Newton. Newton discovered the first law of motion. This first law is referred to as the law of inertia. It says an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Newton, having studied the natural universe is actually saying, if you keep doing the same thing and keep getting the same results what makes you think that if you keep doing it that way you will obtain a different result?

The ANC's problem is generally known and the people within the ANC are acutely aware and yet they are paralysed; Unable to do anything and therefore they assume an act of surrender.

The Fourth Law is the cosmic law. This is the Law of Courage. The Law of Courage says that if you fail to confront the problem you are a victim of that problem. A victim will never be a victor. ANC leaders are mere talkers. It is time to tune them out. They are not genuine, they are not authentic, and they are two-faced.

True leaders excel in the way they respond to a major adversity. Great leaders separate themselves from the pack of pretenders when they are tested by crises.

What must be done? What should you do? What does this mean to you? Will you surrender and say this thing is too hard, the Guptas are too powerful?

Citizenship requires that you remain engaged. There is no good reason to abandon the war. To shrink from such citizen duty is to die while you still breathe and to provide history the reason to judge you harshly. Keep fighting for your troubled nation.

Edmund Burke once said, "The only thing necessary for evil to prosper is for good men and women to do nothing.” Take it back!  

- Chris Kanyane is an MBA graduate with a focus in marketing and strategy. He is director at and has managing high level research at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) that fed into the National Development Plan (NDP).

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