We deserve so much better

2015-10-14 06:00

THIS is an open letter to every South African who believes in and stands by the Constitution and who hopes to live in a free and fair country.

I am troubled by the disturbing culture of the ruling party to deny opposition parties access to municipal halls, stadiums and parks and who resorts to delaying tactics and furthermore taunt and victimise those that identify with the opposition.

We voted in 1994 because we wanted an end to all discrimination, nepotism, corruption, racism and a lot of social ills we experienced during apartheid.

We voted in the belief that we would get equal access to every opportunity without fear or favour and without political affiliation.

How sad it is that people are now reliving the horrors of the past as they are only good for food parcels, dustbins and blankets.

How sad that we are only good enough for EPWP, grants and hand-outs.

Is this what was envisaged in the Freedom Charter?

Is this what Mandela, Sisulu, Sobukwe and Biko fought for?

Are we so naïve that we can’t punish these leaders, who think they are above the electorate?

Are we so scared to practise democracy and vote for an alternative government?

Is this freedom only for the few elites who are yes men and women of the Premier League?

How long will this madness continue?

We deserve more than food parcels, blankets and dustbins

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