Not yet Uhuru

2015-07-03 13:30

I once read somewhere that “You cannot be part of the system you condemn”. Capitalism has failed dismally and the evidence is not that hard to find: Marikana, Bizana, Lwandle, Sasolburg, Relela, De Doorns and many other forgotten communities.

Our people are the biggest victims of the deal that was agreed to by the ANC and White Monopoly Capital. What does 21 years of democracy mean to an unemployed youth, what does 21 years of democracy mean to farm workers who are still subjected to inhumane working and living conditions, what does 21 years democracy mean to a landless poor majority.

When are we supposed to benefit from the "Trickle Down Effects" of this free market system when South Africa has the highest levels of inequality, our people met with bullets for demanding a decent wage which they are promised every five years by the Ruling Elites "Amabhulu Amnyama"?

How long can the current government maintain its lie that "It is a government for the poor" when everyday we witness the suffering of our people in the hands of White Monopoly Capital and the ANC?

The ANC government has reached its ceiling; it is not capable of taking us out of this quagmire. It lacks the political will to bring about radical change which is so badly needed to lift millions of South Africans from poverty. We are witnessing heightened political consciousness and social unrest. People's frustrations are manifesting themselves in the form of black-on-black violence; substance abuse, vandalism of Colonial monuments as poverty; unemployment and inequality are entrenched in society.

Marikana was our turning point as a nation, the recent displays of contempt for the People by the State President and his executive can only pour more fuel to the fire that is ready to erupt at the heart of our townships and villages. 21 years into democracy a former liberation movement leader can stand in front of a crowd and proclaim that he is willing to use Apartheid era tactics to suppress dissent.

No nation can survive with a massive disgruntled and idle youth.

The ruling elites instead of looking for solutions are busy looting National Treasury what Vavi termed the "Predatory Elite" that claim to be representatives of the poor when they are the ones co-opted by capital to preserve the status quo. How can you trust someone to ban Labour Brokers when they have business interests in that exploitative sector, how can you trust someone to fight for the rights of Miners when they are shareholders at these mining companies, how can we hope for a lasting solution to loadshedding when Politicians entrusted with the responsibility of putting People first are cutting deals with Eskom in order to enrich their families, how can the People have confidence in the judiciary and parliament when the Executive undermines the doctrine of separation of powers?

Indeed we are on the verge of a revolution, the People will liberate themselves. Soon they will pronounce that the ANC government is a stumbling block between them and Economic Freedom. The more things change, the more things stay the same.


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