Its time we moved on

2016-03-13 20:46

I read in a lengthy editorial that an unrepentant Janusz Walus, whom a judge ordered to be released on parole   owes  the New SA a debt.

No he doesn't.  He should be put on the first Poland bound plane and sent on his way. I agree with the learned judge's statement "Its time we moved on".

In fact, like a cancerous growth, he should be excised and discarded. Every moment he remains in SA he will be like Gavrillo Prinzip, the assassin of Archduke Frans Ferdinand, who unleashed the First World War, a criminal who perpetrated a crime so atrocious that every second he remains in SA, his presence will so distract us from what we have to do to avoid the coming tsunami in the form of unemployment exacerbated by job losses etc.

Like the scabaceous Clive Derby Lewis, Walus will remind us as how fragile our democracy is and now that the mad men have served their time, its time to move on.That is what, I got the sense after reading the judgment that ordered his release on parole, that the learned judge was trying to convey to Chris Hani’s unforgiving widow

It’s time we moved on.

Old grudges fester like suppurating wounds and eventually an eye for an eye leaves us all blind. So yes, lets move on. We have bigger problems in this country to spend our energy on. We must focus on saving SA from going over the abyss, as a cartoon depicted in the Sunday Tribune (13.3.2016) so eloquently sketching for us, that looming abyss and what we should be focussing on.

I remember WH Auden’s poem “September 1, 1939” More solemnly, Auden wrote “ All I have is a voice” and this, as South Africans we have. A single voice isn’t loud enough to bring down a kleptocracy that the cartoon reminds us of. Like Walus we have a leadership that no longer represents the best interests of the country and its time to jettison that leadership. We have the democratic tools to do this.

Hence our need to vote in the upcoming local government elections and place in their stead people we elect whom we can remove if we have the courage to raise our voices and demonstrate the power of our vote. In case people this is bunkum, consider how jittery the ANC is that, at the behest of the locals, it recalled its local councillor Mr Magwaza from a burning Isithebe in Mandeni, in the North coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Its, as Christopher Hitchens, wrote in “Mortality” a chance, a leap of faith if you will,”to pitch still, small voices against this torrent of babble and noise” to confront with our voices and activism those who shamelessly, as if by divine right, feast at the banquet of life whilst just over 40% of South Africa goes jobless and hungry.

Leave Walus to his shame like Judas and let’s take up the cross of the struggle against those who are betraying our democracy.

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