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Nkosi Sikeleli Iafrika

17 May 2014, 07:15

I am writing this piece with deep concern about the divided and intolerable state of South Africa. As a young white medical professional, who was born at the abolishment of apartheid. Driving down the N3 Highway last night the police were shooting Alexandras’ informal settlement residents with live ammunition and the situation grew completely out of control. Are we living in 1960 or 2014?

During the past 2014 elections which was no doubt a job well done by the IEC there were constantly racial slurs from all cultures and backgrounds thrown wildly at each other. Things like the ANC are a corrupt bunch of idiots and the DA want to bring back apartheid have you ever heard such nonsense before in your life.

There is an inherent hatred amongst our older generation for all other races except themselves. People like myself who were born into a society where racial segregation were only read about in books, we all played together as children black and white on the same swing and never thought of ourselves any different.

Somehow society has imprinted a racial divide into our brains.

Reading Nelson Mandelas’ long walk to freedom provided insight into a society which I could not imagine or ever support. A society were people were automatically judged by their race and conditioned to be inferior and less educated, a disgusting society, a crime to humanity, a society which makes me physically ill.

The ANC has accomplished much in the past 100 years, an organisation started by a few brave comrades who refused to accept an unjust society. An organisation that stood for peace and equal rights for all, an organisation who every South African should be proud of.

As a young professional who contributes a large amount of his income to the receiver of revenue in this country I am infuriated. The core roots and morals the ANC stand for are undoubtedly the best of any party out there. They have built a unified country out of a complete mess and that is an achievement no one can challenge.

Every day I go to work, and work extremely hard to provide for myself and at the end of the month a large percentage of my sweat and blood is taken and given to the state. This infuriates me when all I hear are allegations of corruption and theft, allegations where no one is accountable, allegations which are completely against the ANC of Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela, allegations which are a poison to a once proud and honourable organisation.

The ANC is a fantastic organisation on paper and I speak on my personal capacity and for many other young South Africans that we would be more than willing to support this party in voice and vote. The question is how I can support them if my hard earned money is stolen, and not used to provide basic services to my black brothers who were oppressed for a century. How can I support this party when its leader builds a house for R240 million rand when people in the Transkei the home of our father Nelson Mandela have no doctors and no ARV’S.

The situation is one of gloom we have a population of roughly 5million people who contribute towards the revenue system supporting 40million, and the current situation of the state education system compounds it. Nelson Mandela said again and again the only route out of poverty is education and as excellent as the ANC has been in its quality policies it has failed profoundly to provide our oppressed black nation with any form of decent education.

Thus re-enforcing the cycle of poverty and hate, people in poverty have to blame someone, they have to hold someone accountable and race is often the most believable cause. Unfortunately the current state of affairs with regards to poverty is largely due to the previous apartheid system no one disagrees with that, and any white person who says its twenty years later forget about it, is a complete fool and in fact ignorant.

The ANC has failed to provide education to our people this is a fact not a racist remark. People like myself who have lived after the apartheid system, who have grown up in a united society, who are educated, honest, working citizens are being bled dry by tax only to favour a few while more and more of our brothers stand at robots and beg.

While more of our brothers die from HIV, while more of our brothers are being denied an education, while more of our brothers develop hate towards us when in fact their own government and organisation which one stood proud for them is failing them.

Something needs to be done, because the young educated, honest tax paying citizens will not pay tax and support this system for much longer. The violence and anger is brewing in the darkness from all races and cultures. The ANC is a proud and morally sound organisation; it has lost its way. I pray the ANC finds the path of its forefathers, finds the path of Nkosi Sikeleli iAfrika.

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