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Democracy being looted

09 May 2012, 12:12
It is very sad that voices like the Honourable Auditor-General Terence Nombembe are not being taken seriously in the echelons of government. In an article in Business Day on Monday 7 May 2012, the following was reported."IN A scathing rebuke, auditor-general Terence Nombembe has criticised the government and public servants over the "dire" situation that has seen a weakening of the pillars of governance protecting South Africa’s democracy.

He also expressed grave concern about the vulnerability of his office because of the growing lack of response from the government to his serious warnings about this deterioration".

Instead of our public servants delivering on the Promise of Freedom, A Better Life for All, we are experiencing a free for all at the through of power. Looting of what the uninformed call state coffers. But the state doesn't have money of and in itself. They are stewards of the finances of the people of South Africa. They are supposed to govern in the interest of the people of South Africa. They are supposed to be working hard to redress the imbalances caused by our apartheid past. To deliver the services that are so badly needed to restore the dignity of our people.Instead we find that the stewards of our constitutional democracy are too busy serving their own interests and building family empires at the expense of our people.  The pillars of governance of our Democracy are being looted and appropriated for the benefit of a strange breed of self-serving imposters posing as 'leaders' of the ANC.The ANC that I know has always put the interests and the dignity and the respect of the people of South Africa above that of the leaders who serve. Servant leaders. Stewards of the better interests of the people that it was mandated to represent and liberate.  A steward worthy of the respect and trust of his people will never mismanage their finances or steal from his people. And those of us who remain silent in the face of all of this crap, because it is the politically expedient thing to do, history will judge us harshly. History will reflect that we previously stood up against the injustice and the might of apartheid, but that we preferred to remain silent when the perpetrators of injustice against our people are the very people who fought against the injustice of apartheid. No wonder the youth of our country do not have respect for our "leaders" any more.
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