Ruling party should make provision

2017-02-09 06:01

The ANC attributes the lack of resources – water and electricity – to the apartheid government.

During apartheid strict border control prevailed. Note that all countries enforce laws to limit the influx of refugees, etc. When Nelson Mandela became president he opened all the borders so South Africa was flooded with refugees from Africa.

European countries naturally practise a reduced natality rate, to ensure their offspring will be raised in a healthy environment with a good standard of living. China imposed a law, limiting one child per family, until the economy improved.

In accordance with Muslim tradition, they raise their families without relying on government support. Contrary to other cultures, the ANC has encouraged the increase in the population, by offering child grants. Despite the 16 or 18-year age of consent, girls from 12 years are reproducing.

It is common knowledge that the father cannot be identified. According to law, if a male indulges in sexual intercourse with a female below the age of consent, he can be charged with statutory rape.

After 1994, the resources were in the hands of the ANC. Thus the ruling party should have undertaken measures to make provision for water and electricity for an over-expanding population.

During the 90s, prior to their retrenchment, employees had urged the ANC to extend the services supplying water and electricity. These suggestions and/or recommendations fell on deaf ears. No work was undertaken. Equipment was neither serviced nor repaired.

If one questions an employee in a managerial position regarding the lack of basic services, the response invariably is, “I don’t know.”

Dr L. J. Peltz

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