True colours shining through

2015-06-23 06:00

Very soon we will once again hear a gentle tap on the door, be greeted with a warm smile or be amazed at the sudden greeting of “Good day, Sir/Madam”.

Our lamp posts will be draped in different colours. We will hear the blare of loud music and dances parading our streets. The speeches so well prepared and memorised will be delivered in our community halls, streets and local papers.

Very soon the local election campaign will start in all earnest.

It always amazes me to hear the same promises and after five years see so few results. It amazes me when even better promises are made this time round by the same people, with even better and bigger promises. What is even more amazing is the fact that we are bombarded with insignificant outcomes, insignificant detailed reports and insignificant future plans.

What tops all this is the fact that the very people who do the canvassing (for free or maybe a prospect of some “benefit”) are still where they were five years ago. If they did move on, their progress is nothing to write home about.

The voters who believed them are no better off than a few years ago.

So, during the past period of reign, where were these “friendly faces”? What happened to the much applauded promises, the vision and mission statements, the long-term goals and objectives? Was five years not ample time to make it all come true? Where were those who were entrusted to lead our communities? Are we still in the desert or are we about to enter the Promised Land?

So after all the hype and once again same drills and fanfare . . . We just all go back to the township life.

For another five years.

It’s time to seek and vote for the true leader. The one who stands for truth and righteousness, the one who is guided by true principles, the one who does not seek own gain, but seeks the One in whom we will all gain.


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