Learn from past mistakes

2017-11-08 06:00

Leonie Labuschagne, Bloemfontein:

New statues are put up, but none of our country’s urgent problems have been solved.

So history repeats itself over and over.

The statues of the late ANC leader Oliver Reginald Tambo and late Cuban leader Fidel Castro both stand tall at government buildings in Bloemfontein.

South African citizens ask for better service delivery, housing, job opportunities, road infrastructure, food production and education.

These things would enable individuals to better themselves and the country.

If children are hungry, they do not ask for a brick or a statue with someone’s name on it.

Can that take away their hunger? No!

If people ask for improvement, why does the government spend millions of rands to erect statues of dead and new leaders? Does that solve the people’s problems? No!

In the time of Moses, leaders did the same by building a golden calf.

The result was that the nation perished.

Similarities can be seen between the mistakes made today and those made in history.

and the mistakes made of the same problem could be seen very clearly to the old history mistakes.Some leaders do not want to be reminded of the fact that they took the wrong path.

They have their own agenda and only live for themselves.

Strikes, riots and marches come from people who feel the poverty, while the elite flourish in their posts and care about nothing.

Another Biblical example is Joseph who planned for his country to provide food security through drought and famine.

If there is no South African leader who is up for that task, the people will perish.

Bad leadership is responsible for this and no one else can be blamed. only bad leadership.

We need leaders that can close the gap and do each person the right by their action and reactions by implementing the correct procedures.

In this way we can build a healthy and rich country together. It is not necessary to destroy and burn things down.

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