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The Zuma Effect

28 December 2017, 14:48  - Angus

One sunny Sunday afternoon approximately 15 years ago as my wife is about to start a new career in the wine industry, we set out on the R44 a stretch of road joining Somerset West with Wellington. Fortunately, our journey ended close to Klapmuts as we go and view where my wife’s next employer would be. This was necessary as our knowledge of wine was only the sweet variety and that it caused many ills within society. Armed only with a matric certificate my wife started her career as a personal assistant to the MD. A few years later she got the opportunity to start a wine club and many years later she became one of the first black senior managers within the wine industry. Point being that it took a while, but with perseverance, a bit of studies and lots of hard work she climbed the corporate ladder, but it is well deserved and no one can default her for systematically climbing her way to the top. I am immensely proud of my better half.

As I look back at this journey and the many nights I had to listen to my wife complaining of the bad day she had at work (many great days as well...obviously) and as I drive into my hometown - Grahamstown, negotiating my way through the potholes. I realise the massive job we all have to rebuild our beloved country. Zuma was not only the mastermind behind state capture, and the demise of our State Enterprises. Due him not having a formal qualification and due to him not instilling a sense of self-worth. Many South African saw in him the ability to become something with no effort at all. The ability to dodge corruption charges without prosecution. The ability to not do what is RIGHT. This in itself leads to:

  • Public servants (obviously not all), not committed to their jobs

  • a Large percentage of South Africans not bothered by ethical and moral standards

  • A total decay of society and a disregard for human life

  • People just doing the minimum

I call all this the ZUMA EFFECT.

It is thus in full agreement with Sean Gossel, that rebuilding South Africa to any glory (former or future), we cannot leave this to one individual. Yes, Cyril Ramaphosa does have what it takes to make some big changes. BUT we all need to pitch in and do our bit.  

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