Empower black people as promised, so we can have equal opportunities

2019-04-26 16:14
Ruan Moolman

Ruan Moolman

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Name: Ruan Moolman

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

Dear Mr President,

It can be said with great certainty that the idea of tying the white youth of today to a tree is part of your greater conspiracy to win over the minds of the youngsters. Unfortunately, the youth of today are not as gullible as they used to be. The African National Congress is busy losing their influence in this country as you fail to listen to the youth of today.

The voting power completely vests in the youth of today and you, and the ANC are gradually losing the votes due to years-and-years of failure to properly institute promises such as BBBEE and free education. The news seems to be silent on the IMF's report on the South African education system, where it is clearly stated that even though we are the country with the highest spending on education, we seem to perform the worst. The education budget is growing the pockets of politicians while the youth is suffering under the current government. Your blind eye to such injustices does not go unnoticed by the youth.

Mr President, we notice the failures of the government, but don't stress as the DA isn't performing any better. The DA has the notion that by insulting and degrading the ANC they'll convince us to vote for them, but unfortunately the youth does not care about who is better and more popular, we care about which party can follow through on promises that were made. The EFF, to a great shock for most white people, is slowly catching up because they follow through on promises that were made in the past. No matter how much the white people want to complain about Mr Malema, it can undoubtedly be said that without him, the youth of today would still not have a voice. Convincing white youth to stay by making empty promises is not the way to go. Your country's youth has had enough of the deceit and we want results.

If you listen to conversations, most of the youth, especially the white population, would like to leave the country. The important part is "would like to" as there is not even enough funding to finish a degree, let alone fund yourself to pursue the greener pastures overseas. I would not mind staying here to be part of the battle to the top of the food chain as I tend to find the idea of overcoming poverty, lack of education and BBBEE as quite an interesting challenge.

Instead of going around the country and promising opportunities to the youth, you should rather start implementing promises that were made by the ANC since the first democratic election. I want to see a South Africa where black people are empowered as promised, to ensure that there is an equal chance for all races to have equal standing in the road to success.

Ruan Moolman

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