Save the rainbow nation, Chikane pleads

2011-10-15 08:03

Cape Town - Former director general in the presidency Frank Chikane urged black and white South Africans on Friday to "save the rainbow nation" from corrupt leaders.

Delivering the annual Desmond Tutu peace lecture in Cape Town, he said South Africa's leadership had "corrupted and silenced" everyone.

"I would like to call on all South Africans... This is a moment of truth, of decision-making.

"Many of our brothers and sisters made enormous sacrifices and I feel like crying about it. People have died for our freedom. We can't let it be corrupted. We need to save it."

Chikane, who was the target of an assassination attempt by the apartheid government in 1989, called for a new approach to tackle the political and economic crisis South Africa faced.

"We need a mass participation model that allows all white South Africans, black and white, to participate in this project," he said to loud applause.

"We must give notice to corrupt and unethical leaders that their time has come to end. They have corrupted everyone and silenced everyone."

Chikane said while he was heading the presidency, he would be approached by international businesses to "facilitate" tenders.

"An international company once came to me and said we want X and we want to meet the president. We want to say to the president that if we get X we give the party Y.

"I said thanks very much for information, but do you know there is no relationship between X and Y.

"For two years they tried hard and when they realised they could not make progress with me, they found other people to talk to."

Chikane said there was rising dissatisfaction among young black South Africans feeling excluded from the economy. This was why the youth was becoming radical and supporting ideas such as nationalisation of the mines.

"It makes lots of sense to them because there are no alternatives that are given to them. I would like to say to you don't blame [ANC Youth League president Julius] Malema. Don't blame the youth. We must blame ourselves."

The country had failed the youth, Chikane said.

Many young black people had taken the measurement of success of the new South Africa to mean "the standard of living of whites".

Whites meanwhile felt "aggrieved" because they felt that former President Nelson Mandela had delivered peace, but now they felt as though they were victims. The need to deliver the needs of young black people through projects such as empowerment and affirmative action had become a pain to whites.

Chikane, who was given a standing ovation by his audience at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, said the rainbow nation of which Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu spoke was beginning to unravel.

"Generally speaking this miracle, this rainbow nation is an example of something extraordinary, but it is beginning to unravel."

Whites and blacks going in different directions was a formula for disaster, he said.

Chikane said the country had to retrace its steps, learn from the experience of the last 17 years and develop a lasting solution.

"It can't be the project of blacks alone. Whites can't exit this project. Whites must be part of it. If we walk together we will be able to solve the problem."

  • Christo - 2011-10-15 08:17

    How can we save the nation from corruption if nobody listens to what the tax payer is saying? Stronger actions should be taken against corrupt leaders. They should not only be expelled but prosecuted. The time is now to seriously take steps against these criminals and give Madonsela more resources to do her job.

      Trevor - 2011-10-15 10:59

      Corruption should be treated the same as Treason! It is, in effect, the same thing! If a leader steals, his ENTIRE wealth should be redistributed to people less fortunate, that way, we can teach them a lesson! White black indian coloured asian, this shouldn't matter, we are all South Africans!!!

      Anthony - 2011-10-15 12:15

      Dont blame the youth right, the leader,well thats another completly defrant story.

      Lauren - 2011-10-15 15:42

      Spyker, are you for real? The krezziness that goes on in your mind would be amusing, if it weren't actually so scary. My best bit is where you try and convince us that the you are some important messenger of indisputable fact. Guess what? That twaddle that you type is your opinion. It is not fact. No amount of insulting other people and shouting and insisting is ever going to change that fact.

      Denise - 2011-10-16 00:11

      ...but to undo all the 'evils' now that things are well and truly on the way downhill poses a challenge that even the fleissige Germans found daunting when trying to uplift their cousins from the old DDR..!..if the Germans struggled with an upliftment programme spanning since the coming down of the wall, what hope is there to succeed in fixing what a corrupt government spent 17 years breaking down..???

      Jason - 2011-10-16 07:03

      it's all downhill from here, hold on! put on ur helmets, coz that not gonna help.. pray to God, not the wooden in ur room fool.. to JAH thy Father in heaven.. --now i have tried to "unmount" some of ur minds, but the mass is always following the system, the fallingbabylonsystem

  • Peter - 2011-10-15 08:19

    Interesting how people are starting to speak up. How about it Trevor? And where are the new voices?

  • hcduplessis - 2011-10-15 08:19

    I take my hat of to you MR Chikane,May you inspire this divided but beautiful country.

  • Michael - 2011-10-15 08:27

    I would love to know how the "people" are going to stop corruption. Surely it's a top down approach? After all it's not the "people" who are corrupt. How does one get a ticket onto the gravy train Frank?

  • Sean.Nefdt - 2011-10-15 08:32

    I love it , our true leaders speaking their hearts , Well done to people like Arch Desmond Tutu ,Frank Chikane , Ronnie Kasrils ,Max Du Preez , these people are our conscious.

      colin.dovey - 2011-10-15 09:22


      Michael - 2011-10-15 09:50

      How can a leopard change its spots @Sean?

  • colin.dovey - 2011-10-15 08:33

    We have VERY GOOD people in this country - across the colour spectrum - the REAL Rainbow Nation that Madiba espoused, and there IS strength, enormous power in DIVERSITY. WE need, all of us to become the nation we deserve to be, and to use the skills and strengths that we have, especially in creating small businesses, to take away the problem of job scarcity. BBEEE is being misused to enrich a select few, and to exclude people, even if they have talent. South Africa needs a Codesa 3, and a complete change of heart, back to the values that we started out with in 1995. This corrupt, inept government must be democratically removed, and replaced with people who are not just out to line their pockets, or feed a particular agenda. We may just find out how much we all agree on.

      Koos - 2011-10-15 12:53

      It's all wishful thinking. You'd have better luck wishing for Micky Mouse to come and visit Zooma.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2011-10-15 08:39

    For exactly what you said I joined the ANC ( Since resigned my membership) as I can not see myself work with people that are blatant Racist. Please Mr.Chikane come up with a solutoin within the ANC and I will back it all the way!!! I love my country I have no problem with my ordinary fellow South africans. But I hate GREED!!

  • Jeremy - 2011-10-15 08:47

    Well its one thing to sit and post comments on the internet. I hope that every single person here posting comments will catch a bloody wake up and put action behind their comments. Lets face it, what type of a human being will think they are making any kind of difference by just typing their opinion onto a website? I hope to see you all on the streets, fighting for what is right for EVERYBODY, lets unite and kick the hell out of corruption and international greed.

      Winsome - 2011-10-15 19:05

      I so agree, enough with lip service! Instead of talking and talking DO something!

  • zaatheist - 2011-10-15 08:52

    The single and most virulent source of in-your-face racism is the ANC. It started with the mutterings of Thabo Mbeki and is now a crescendo articulated by Malema. There is but one voice that can put a stop to it that has been silent too long. Even if he must use a spokesman, Mandela must openly condemn what the ANC has become.

  • Danie - 2011-10-15 08:53

    As white as snow now, was he not in in the center of government, with Mbeki, do he now want us to believe that he never enjoyed the fruits of corruption?

  • Andre - 2011-10-15 08:55

    Save us from himself! He has been so quiet about so many things, why? As a so caled leader shouldn't we hear a lot more form him and others standing up against corruption. Point is that they are just as weak as JZ and his despotes. Isn't there a bit of doubt regarding his own conduct in a number of national issues?

  • Alwyn - 2011-10-15 08:58

    I find it strange....look at who is commenting here...where are the guys that talk racism all the time? I am glad that the leaders with backbone are stepping forward

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-10-15 09:11

      Most of us react with Rasisim when provoked it is wrong but it is human nature when their is a clear voice calling on logic fortunatly most nonour that voice and follow. Humans are not made to hate provocation leads to it and some people use it, to bring the bad side out in others.

  • Enzo Sinisi - 2011-10-15 09:03

    Why do we want to attack the person when what he says cannot be faulted. Are some of us so unwilling to accept that the responsibility for this countries success lies in each and every one of our hands? This is our country we are the ones who need to take responsibility for solving it's problems. You and me! Yellow and green!

      Denise - 2011-10-16 07:12

      @Enzo - so tell me what have you done for our country lately? The white tribe of africa is being murdered out by the anc, and yet, how many of us have taken up arms to protect our own? How much more white blood must flow onto african soil before we take responsibility? Yes, we are aware of the problems. Yes, we know & see the gross incompetence of the anc government. Yes, we see how they are trying to wipe out our heritage & our history, but what are we doing about it? Have we stopped financing the wheels of our own destruction? Have we said NO to gun control, our last & ONLY means of self defense, or do we still believe the police can protect us? What more proof do we want that SAPS are a massive failure than thE fact that we live in the most dangerous country on the entire planet? If all crime was to be eradicated by the police, then a hundred thousand arrests would have to be made PER DAY. The ANC don’t want us to protect ourselves, but on the other hand, they themselves cannot protect us. Do you know that SAPS is now a reaction force, and not a preventative force? All they do is respond to crime ALREADY COMMITED, instead of getting the criminals out of our neighborhoods! How many thousands of your fellow tribesmen have LOST their BASIC human right to be alive due to the incompetence of the anc?

  • Gavin - 2011-10-15 09:12

    I agree 100% .. well done, you have my vote!

  • mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2011-10-15 09:55

    the answer maybe in what he says when he speaks of a mass participation model:corruption is strongest when the citizens are apathetic,we need to collectively hold government accountable as black and white.we must stop waiting for government to unite black and white,and do it ourselves.we need the intelligentsia of this country to help people understand the link between gov corruption and their poverty instead of relying on archaic racial stereotypes when explaining the sometimes irrational choices of the voting public.and we need to stop being defeatist and form parties with both black and white people providing intelligent solutions

      Anthony - 2011-10-16 14:19

      You both are right, But lets not forget what happened to that crack team,the scorpions.

  • Jerhone - 2011-10-15 10:06

    it IS the project of black's alone, THEY are the ones in POWER who are to SPINELESS in implement laws that should PREVENT racial divide and killings of our citizens the REV. did not open his mouth when ALLBEKI approved the WASTE of BILLIONS on a useless soccer world cup, money that could have HELPED the poor masses, pissed away into the wind

  • Janet Laurie - 2011-10-15 10:06

    Laying blame won't get us where we need to be. Acknowledge the wrong, absolutely prosecute, but let's positively move FORWARD. We are one country, one people. Whatever the reasons, let's be grateful that we can now hear voices who are speaking publicly about the tragic corruption. Turn the volume up. From the top, but also with each with integrity, humility, courage, truth. Never give up! I want to stay a Proud South African.

      Anthony - 2011-10-15 10:40

      you are so correct janet--I admire your positiveness but the question is how???? the 'powers' are corrupt ,right from the very top down I contrast this with the Fiam fox disgrace in England --the oposition, the press, the people and the country were all vocal and raised their voices louder and louder --and what happened --he was forced to resign and he did this is first world democracy back home they same does not apply-- the press, the radio, the opposition and 100 other organizations may speake up --even the courts-- but they just turn their backs and say stuff you [the voters]and carry on with their corruption in my opinion it all starts at the top only when we have a president who is squeeky cleah ,honest ,with no baggage and highly moral will things change as long as we have zuma we are doomed the real tragedy is that the next level of anc who will replace zuma are equally bad

      Anthony - 2011-10-16 14:30

      Correct,but have you forgoten about the scorpions.

  • brand0nbradley - 2011-10-15 10:14

    Occupy South Africa????

  • Ian - 2011-10-15 10:15

    ok Frank, get your anc politicions to stand down and start from scratch but you wont do that, the whole lot of you have got your snouts too far in the gravy trough

  • Justin - 2011-10-15 10:26

    Wow. Chikane for president!

  • Chabi - 2011-10-15 10:32

    There is no such a thing, there was never such a thing as a rainbow nation... people in queues at polling stations, Rugby supporters in '95 + '11 & Soccer supporters in different colours in 2010 do not make a rainbow..The evil in all of this is in the Pretoria Munite in which you are a signatory.. tell us first how you managed to prevent whites from exiting "this project" during your time, you could not,.. You crazy men of the Cloak think you grasp the detail of the political situation & you don't.. while corruption has to be fought, we cannot use insinuations to do so we need evidence and besides Africans seek to eradicate racism in all its guises from the practicalities of every day life as their first point in the Liberation agenda, you know why ? because in the Pretoria Munite you and your Comrades, defferred this programme and now incomplete as it is, it is turning in a vicious cycle setting Comrade against Comrade and mocking the Liberation Front, the oppressor now takes away your memory and even your songs, Now cleric you are nothing but a shell that goes around and seeks approval from your oppresors, their applause for your insults to your Organisation brings you comfort for your own undoing..You do not realise this, but this is your creation..At the parting ot the road you chose the one less travelled, seeking credit for wisdom, well you failed some of us were advised by Fanon & Biko long before your political scam as to why we are here.

      Garth - 2011-10-15 13:01

      ` . . . and besides Africans seek to eradicate racism in all its guises from the practicalities of every day life . . .', well then we Africans need to eradicate you Chabi. I have stated it before and I shall pen it again: if you should happen to be born in a particular country on a particular continent, then that expulsion of you from your mother's womb onto that particular land, makes you a native of that land and that continent, by the very definition of the word native. The sooner that all of you black Africans and white South Africans get it into your thick heads that we are all Africans: black, white, brown and green, the sooner we can join together and oust the criminals that continue to ruin our country. Oh, wait, my apologies, I did not read your post complete: you are one of the racists that supports and continues to maintain those racists criminals in power. My mistake, sorry, thought that you were a human. Carry on thinking the way that you do Chabi, because, for stupidity, there is no cure but death.

      emile.marais - 2011-10-15 13:04

      Vote PAC if it will make you feel any better Chabi, or Azapo, or Zanu-Pf, or...

  • Larry - 2011-10-15 10:34

    The Problem with Rainbows is, they don't last.

  • eloffler - 2011-10-15 10:44

    Oh, so he now needs the whites to help in order to partially flow the stem of corruption flowing out of the tax coffers. It's only because there may not be enough for him and his black comrades to skim off for themselves! Each race is different and whites are not the tribal, predatory, sub-pecies of man blacks are, so intermixing should not be forced onto anyone. To be free? Blacks have always been free. The truth of the actual "freedom" they wanted was to exploit what whites have built up. Everyone knows that, but the world just caries on and watchesd it happening.

  • Corne - 2011-10-15 10:49

    First inspirational article I'f read in a log time.....

  • Erich - 2011-10-15 11:06

    It is interesting to note that more and more voices are going up against the uncontrollable amount of corruption (mostly in government circles) by ex (or even current) ANC supporters. They should go further then just condemning the culprits in general terms. Name and shame them and then start working to get them eradicated.

  • Hyron - 2011-10-15 12:02

    We as SA can make a change from the bottom up. We did it before, we can do it again. The rebirth of a United Democratic Front is what we need. It`s useless to complain in the wind. The urge for change is there i.e, the split in the ANC, the formation of Cope etc. Sadly, I`ve seen the greed of induviduals when trying to form a new party. A united front of grassroots organisations is a possible solution to give induviduals a fair input. Good words from Chikane but he sings from the same page as the ANC. Chikane`s words and the outspokeness of the Arch should be welcomed. We need fresh Boesaks, Beyers, Nelsons, Fatimas and induviduals who are tired of corruption whilst paying high electricity, fuel, food and basic costs.

  • Theprodigy - 2011-10-15 12:08

    wow, finally a black person that has seen the light, Frank for president....young black people need a leader like you, keep it up, there may be hope after all.

  • Garth - 2011-10-15 12:25

    Hey Frank! Should you choose to breakaway from that bubbling, toxic, stinking cesspool of corruption, the anc, then people might begin to believe you. Until such time, you are merely a part of the anc's chicanery - fooling well intentioned people into voting for the criminals by stating that you, a supposedly honest person, will bring change to the multi-headed monster by cutting off one of its heads.

      Chabi - 2011-10-15 21:44

      Change to Mainstay, Garth... that Stout you are sipping causes you Schizophrenic hallucinations of mutilation and gruesome murders... Chikane knows what I am talking about and you have no clue of these issues... if it is Justice & democracy you want, then first know that all people are Human, but do not think I am asking you to recognise me as Human because it might prove difficult and a life long attempt to come to that realization for you.

  • Johan - 2011-10-15 12:26

    I agree Mr Chikane. The problem that we face is that the ANC is corrupt to its core. If only credible leaders such as yourself will break your ties with this movement and give us something credible to support (not the farcical duplication of power hunger that we saw with COPE) we might stand a chance. It is futile however to expect anything approaching responsible leadership emanating from the ANC

  • Koos - 2011-10-15 12:48

    It's not the white South Africans that need to save the nation poopal it's the black ANC.

      Denise - 2011-10-16 11:07

      The time is now to take a bold stand against the ANC government because they lost all legitimacy the day the first child was killed under their watch. The white man must withdraw completely from the african continent & leave it like that for 100 years. I suggest building a high wall around the continent & every century or so removing a brick to check on progress. I suspect that over entire millennia, the view would prove bleak & unvarying. Over the past 50 years, across Africa, rulers have illegally stripped national treasuries of £95 billion since the colonial powers departed. No society can prosper amid corruption on this scale. In Africa, the only wholly successful modern industry is the theft of cash from businesses, aid funds, government coffers, utilities, mines, wildlife charities etc. We all know the ANC is never going to turn over a new forest... with Zuma in the presidential office, corruption in SA has been officially sanctioned at the very highest level. After all, if he can get away with it, why shouldn't every policeman, soldier, teacher & civil servant try the same thing? And they will, too, because many of them already are. If anyone need be caring for the Africans now, should it not be their new masters, the Chinese? Look East, Young African! After 17 years or more of taxation-theft, wealth-redistribution, and colossal opportunity-costs for your benefit, the white race has had enough.

  • Dirk - 2011-10-15 13:16

    A good start would be to imprison about 90 % of the ANC. Always easy to talk once you have retired. Obviously a bit anxious about the pension, knowing that it will evaporate in less than 7 yrs if this plunder does not come to an end.

  • wilnap - 2011-10-15 15:47

    There was never ever a rainbow nation; or it there was, it only had one color in sad t mislead people by saying nice words.

  • Nico - 2011-10-15 17:11

    Mr. Chikane!!! I like what you say if you really mean it!!! The problem though is to eliminate the current corrupt. I can't beleive that Sexwale pleads for mercy for Malema's wrongs and ever continous mistakes, Malema is exactly what this country doesn't need. He wants to drive this country to diversity at such at extend that we will become like the rest of Africa, dumped in WAR aagainst each other, making SA the next Zimbabwe, Sierra-Leon, Libyia, Somalia, name them !!! All those countries has been set back for 100 of years by ignorant leaders such as Julius Malema!! Madiba i am sure is stunned by what has became of his hard work, if only he was 20 years younger to stay on as President of this beloved country of ours, SA would have seen a diffrent future. Greed and corruption killed the whole of the African Continent north of SA!!! So you have my vote Mr. Chikane Yes and Amen if you mean what you say and truly work towards that !!!

  • Silver - 2011-10-15 17:28

    From my perspective: I have no entitlement issues, I’m not like a kid in a sweets shop stuffing his pockets while the sweets are there with little to no regard for anyone else. I’m sorry Mr. Chikane but when the new SA was forged only one color was dominant. Only one color was planned for. That planning involved burning down a working system and replacing it with a corrupt broken one. Standards plummeted, infrastructure is failing and daemons was let lose on my community. I’m sorry Mr. Chikane but I’m nothing like you, I don’t believe in what you believe, I don’t think like you and I don’t do things the way you do. Walking with you would mean I have to give up myself and what I believe in and I simply can’t do that.

  • mzolisi.vonqongo - 2011-10-15 18:02

    The problem is that our constitution encourages selfishness. It focus more on rights rather than responsibilities and we are living in a society that is isolative in a manner that people get concerned about themselves and not others. Lastly, Unless a man is born again I say again He/She will be corrupted even He/She does not want. We need people in leadership with the character of Self-denial, loving, concerned about people, who shows commitment.

  • Heidi - 2011-10-15 18:28

    Chikane for president!

  • mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2011-10-15 18:53

    i think sometimes we tend to retreat behind our own race camps because we are hurt at injustice that is happening or has happened to us:e.g it is unfair that you are most likely to be born poor if your skin is black just as it is equally unfair when a young person who just happens to have a white skin cant find a job because of AA.we retreat to these camps and thus lose the opportunity to tell government,in one resounding voice:THATS NOT WHO WE ARE,WE ARE PEOPLE!!!lets start getting together as ordinary s.africans to try and find solutions,lets listen to each other so we can learn from each other and defy those who would seek to define us;ultimately a human being cannot be pigeon-holed

      emile.marais - 2011-10-15 22:59

      Mpiyakhe I like your attitude - WE ARE PEOPLE! Our identities, races, labels what ever else we as people call ourselves or are called by others is arbitrary to our basic Human needs such as an income, a house, food, warmth etc. Unfortunately some people will always be racialized and refuse to change. But that said I still believe that there is a valid reason for why people choose to be racist in the first place, and the reasons always get overlooked or ignored by the intelligentsia due to political correctness. Just my opinion. I made up my mind, and my conclusion is we are all people first and foremost. Mpiyakhe, besides historical discrimination of black people, I think a major reason so many black children are born into poverty is due to a failure of leadership and planning for the future by those in charge. For example Zimbabwe is practically Feudal under Robert Mugabe.

  • Roland - 2011-10-15 20:16

    How about a coruption truth and reconcillitation amnesty, we despratly need to wipe the slate clean.

      emile.marais - 2011-10-15 22:20

      No. That is a very bad idea. Why? Because what stops a future government from becoming corrupt again? Politicians in government will still be corrupt knowing that an amnesty is a viable option for them to get off scot-free if the level of corruption in government start hurting the ruling party in power at the polls, and that only if democracy is upheld by the state. South Africa has never had governors, only greedy rulers.

  • kevin.rack - 2011-10-16 00:12

    Accountability: If the ANC believe they will rule till Jesus comes, why change? If the Unions pander to the ANC and kiss their asses, why change? If the idiots who are protesting but keep voting ANC, why change? If we dont stop paying taxes to a corrupt regime, why change? If you dont get your fat white asses up and protest, why change? South Africa is nearing knife edge, which way will it go and more importantly what did you do to save your childrens future?

      Denise - 2011-10-16 13:11

      Why are blacks so subservient, so obedient to corruption when committed by their very own people? - I am sure blacks look down when they think of their broken lives but what do they see then? I wonder if they realise how they sell their dreams to their leaders for corruption, misery, poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment & all other social evils affecting them. How long are they going to let their manipulated minds mislead them?

  • Sasmart - 2011-10-16 00:17

    yes, retrace steps to 17 years back....

  • Maryvonne - 2011-10-16 07:49

    I am not south African I am just a foreign national enjoying to work and live in that wonderful country. Democracy is a long long journey and as every nation, south African have to learn from mistakes but also from what happened in other African countries, watch Zim, look at Ivory Coast, and so many other examples, those healthy countries are less than nothing today, and if it is what you want, I will leave the country, and so do they all the ones who still believe in that nation, and you will return back 100 years in the past unfortunately, as corruption will ruin the country as quickly as that, rich corrupted will become more rich, and poor will become even more more. RGDS Pierre

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-16 21:01

    We need to mobilise a larger public prosecutor ORGANISATION infrastructure to deal with the hundreds and hundreds of corrupt people currently in power.....Every day there is more news of corrupt people .... ANCYL members perhaps check on your leaders too? they may be exploiting you and your loyalty.

  • Raymond - 2011-10-17 09:21

    To all True South Africans, Black or White. Stop allowing polititians the oppertunity to hi-jack our emotions. they cloud our vision with their greed and hate and when that happens then we cannot see, we can`t see what they are saying is wrong, we can`t see what they are doing is wrong and wecan`t see one another. all we see are the distorted unrealities they (polotitions) poison our minds with. they need us to hate one another, one anothers skin color, back ground, beliefs cause that how they get us on their sides. But understand, the reality is we need one another cause we are all one. if we had no polititions reminding us to hate one another, then would we really?by now would we not have become the greatest country in the land? if it was not for the polotition spreading his lies, would we not all be benefitting from our rainbow nation instead of keeping what we have for ourselves becuase the greedy politiion has made me believe my black brother is a thief and wants to kill me and take my belongings, or that the white man is plotting against my children? when we sit back and remove the lies and accussations the politicians put in our heads and look at what we are as a nation, where we have come as a nation, no longer would we need to vote ANC or DA or UDM, we will start voting for South Africa and not for a party that taught us to hate our brother to gain our vote.

  • OckertvH - 2011-12-09 12:50

    what a joke

  • Tim - 2012-03-12 22:16

    While still there mr Chikane, can you also right something about the arms deal?

  • nickkirsten - 2012-06-21 09:18

    Wise words Chikane - if only more whites AND blacks can think like you and me (and more others out there) we can make the rainbow nation work that Nelson Mandela tried creating. His own race has disappointed him in doing exactly the thing he hated most. It is going to be hard for two unmotivated white and black racist persons to work together as I assume these guys need some sort of motivation after what happened. The first step before you will get anyone's attention is to take the corrupt and get rid of this I mean, don't lock'em up here, send them away and they must never return to SA again. Most of these guys have stolen so much money from us all that I am sure they can continue their living in luxury houses located outside the borders of this wonderful country! By keeping them here we keep the rotten, and one rotten potato in a bag will make them all rot!!!

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