A Dodgy ANC Victory And The Obsession With Investments

2014-05-14 08:56

Victory by the ruling ANC in last week’s elections took me by surprise without a doubt. In my own mind I had already numbered the party with the dead, literally. But the shock that came with ANC managing to scoop all 11 million votes when they were supposedly at their most unpopular state in the history of the movement was enormous.

Did 62% of all the people who voted really yield their citizen rights to the care of Zuma and his administration, for the next five years? Does democracy basically mean people have the freedom to make ill-advised decisions as long as they are a majority? Yes, and quite rightfully so at that.

If people indeed went out in their masses and put their marks on Jacob Zuma’s ANC, then the rest have nothing to do but accept. George W. Bush, the controversial former president of the USA, had a fairly unpopular term but was still voted in for a second term. So such bewildering things tend to happen in politics. Which often leads analysts to question whether the elections were stolen or not.

The ANC as an organization has about 1, 4 million or so official members – a substantial number of whom were unhappy with the current leadership. The rest of the voting public are simply voters, who do not take part in ward meetings, elective conferences, etc. These are the people who care not for a brand but only want to see progress in society. But how could such people still think to vote ANC in these precarious times that scream for change I wonder?Irrespective of one’s obvious achievements, a general disregard for justice can sadly be destructive.

The ANC won but I didn’t see the common people celebrating or happily reflecting, except at victory rallies, where food, entertainment and drinks are plenty.There was an eerie silence all around which did not reflect the victorious implication of the election results.The I.E.C declared the elections to have been free and fair, despite several reports in the media and in the streets about certain irregularities in the voting process at various voting stations across the country.

Personally I do not trust the credibility of these elections because I very well know the true nature of the current leadership, that it is more like a terrorist organization (Boko Haram) than a liberation movement. At its highest echelons, the movement is swarmed by psychotic gluttons who care neither for themselves nor their subjects. These are men and women with repulsive enigmas, opulent, selfish tendencies and intellectually twisted wits.

In coming into power in 1994, the ANC was never actually interested in getting South Africa working and prospering as a sovereign state. If they were, then they would have prioritized investment into the previously disadvantaged majority in terms of education and skills training. They would have nationalized the economy and invested heavily into local industry, specifically construction, engineering, manufacturing, social sciences, arts, agriculture and others.

The ANC of Mandela, Mbeki and now Zuma has been none but an arrogant mannequin of global imperialism, the result of whose acquaintance is citizens not owning their land, their resources or their Reserve Banks. Rather than lead the way to African Independence and Productivity, Mandela and other self- applauding ANC cowards kept South Africa as yet another province of the European Union. This means our finances, our social issues and our legislation are monitored and supervised by those same unrepentant and self-righteous war criminals of Europe. Whatever haunts their restless spirits is automatically absorbed into our culture therefore.

Frankly, no one deserves to be called an African leader if they’re going to authenticate and endorse farcical and imperialist organizations like G20, World Bank, World Economic Forum, BRICS, International Monetary Fund, United Nations and a host of other groups which suggest the world is already one country. I often wonder to myself who the brilliant think-caps behind such initiatives as ‘The World Bank’ are. And what about the equally brilliant masses who recognize and legitimize such fanaticism?

Worthless leaders are the ones who make a constant plea for investments even in a country full of natural resources and skilled thinking people. These are the leaders who say we don’t have skills, we need investments or loans from the UN. What is it that an investor can bring into South Africa that we as South Africans cannot make ourselves? We may not as yet be able to make fancy cars like Mercedes or cell phones like Samsung but certainly we can and should. Between all South Africans of all races and experiences, surely we can produce our own goods, no?

Jacob Zuma has been campaigning to all who cared to listen, urging from Brazil to India to Russia, to invest in South Africa. But why? Why don’t we empower our own companies and reinvest profits into growing our industries?For example, some local companies were understandably displeased when the government decided to import the components of its renowned Gautrain from Europe, rather than manufacture them locally and keep money in the country.

Gauteng premier Wendy Mokonyane sounded overly ecstatic about a Chinese company recently being awarded a tender to ‘turn Modderfontein into a business hub’. The Chinese company is set to invest R80 billion over 10 years or so in the project. But here’s the thing - When a foreign company invests R80 Billion into your economy and subsequently ‘creates jobs’, how much are they getting out of the deal altogether, more or less than they invested? I should think more - much more actually.

So who’s the moron now? ©

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