Busi Mavuso | Selfish economic sabotage by politicians will not help the poor

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Some political figures are blaming the very foundations of SA's democracy for the country's woes, with the nefarious intention of deflecting from the real causes, says Busi Mavuso

Economists are warning us to expect a series of interest rate hikes this year, Eskom has requested a 20.5% tariff increase this year following the 15% hike it was granted last year, other administered prices set to rise as well and inflation is at a five-year high. 

Based on the spurious claim that because the economy has been faltering so badly since 2009, the constitutional order itself must be at fault, they attack the very foundations of our democracy - our judiciary, our Reserve Bank and other important organs of state. And they attack our Constitution.

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