Dear Mr President, choose the people over the party

2019-12-11 13:19
Load shedding and the  plundering of state coffers flies in the face of the ANC's 'for the people' mantra, says the writer. (Herman Verwey, Die Burger)

Load shedding and the plundering of state coffers flies in the face of the ANC's 'for the people' mantra, says the writer. (Herman Verwey, Die Burger)

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Dear Mr President and to whom it may concern

Load shedding, unemployment, corruption allegations, looting, parlous and regressing economy et al refers. 

Your country ought by now to have seen through, and heard ad nauseam, the grand plans of revival, renewal and the regeneration (not of electricity) of the South African dream that has to date kept the nation going with, albeit a waning hope of substantive action.

Your party has so spectacularly and willfully destroyed what could've been built upon the goodwill and euphoria emanating from the Mandela example and ethos.

Greed and self enrichment, corruption and cronyism, devious deceit, rapacious, relentless and reckless policies, and the hollow statements referring to pro-poor policies, are stale and perpetually unbelievable.

The much vaunted delivery dialogue post-Zuma has proved to be nothing short of, political "claptrap".

The 25-odd years since "liberation" has proved the inability of, what was an admired liberation party, to transcend into an ethical, magnanimous and truly committed post liberation, liberator.

Sadly the "scoreboard" reveals not just a spectacular failure, but a carefully crafted, cunningly executed, and unapologetically pursued policy of political plundering.

Summed up succinctly: a feeding frenzy of surreptitious and spectacular scale.

Show courage, align with people who really do espouse what was the liberation intent, and surround yourself and collaborate with, people who represent "The People" and not the Party.

Charlie MacGillivray

Gartmore Farm

Karkloof

Read more on:    cyril ramaphosa  |  load shedding  |  unemployment  |  corruption
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