Punishing the victims

2013-03-26 07:16

President Jacob Zuma very kindly and thankfully stated the purpose of the Dangerous Weapons Act, which is to curb violence from disgruntled protesters mainly about poor government service delivery.

What a pity government structures are not astute or competent enough to see the revealed source of this problem and now seek to punish the very people that they have annoyed by incompetence and a failure to plan, execute and deliver what they have promised. That they now seek protection from accepting responsibility for what they have done and instead seek to punish the victims of their unreasonable actions.

People cannot be expected to believe those who have lied, fobbed them off with excuses and more unkept promises or made them wait beyond a reasonable time.

Actions and promises which no doubt the ANC has no intention of delivering or keeping and now seeks unconstitutional protection from the people it has angered. That must now again be disappointed having done so a number of times over many years previously. Thus causing even more annoyance and anger than in the first place.

The solution lies within governments hands and innocent citizens cannot be punished for being angry at a government that has not preformed or delivered as promised and now seeks to shirk its duty and responsibility.

Surely it is not in the interest of democracy to increase governments power to intimidate, threaten with violence and punishment creating laws to protect incompetence and inability to deliver what has been promised by government. That government must face the fire it creates and resolve the problem not threaten, intimidate and terrorise the victims of governments intransigence and failures.


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