The struggle has not ended yet

2014-11-10 18:55

Somewhere in South Afrika; our people live under hard bitten conditions. The majority of them are black and a few is white.

My argument is not based on racial lines as white people are also finding it hard to survive these days. The sickness of poverty and unemployment is attacking everyone both black and white.

As president Zuma would sing this song...

"Inde lendlela esiyihambayo, washo uMandela kubalendeli bakhe wathi sizohlangana neFreedom"

Mandela once said to his followers we will meet with Freedom.

Every time when I listen to this song it makes me weep.

I was not born thinking like this; reading made to think in this way.

I have always believed in the ANC as the only political party that was anti-racism and anti oppression. I have read wonderful stories about this movement and like every black child who grew up in the lower middle class, I had to believe in this ANC of Mandela, Tambo, Mokaba, Joe Slovo and many great heroes of the struggle.

But now, things are different...

After 1994 we have managed to climb the ladder to the entrance both social and economic freedom; still we have not made it to the dinner table. It is very few who have access to the buffet.

What I want to say is that instead of going forward we seem to be going back, our problems are getting worse.

The current challenges will also affect the next generations. I myself have a son and therefore I am concerned.

It is my responsibility to make sure that I prepare for my son's future despite what I earn... at least I am getting something. I am of a firm believe that blessed is the child who has been raised by the society, a child who sees any grown man as his father.

Who do we blame? Why should we blame anyone?

My call is that South Africans we need each other more than before. No new political party will change the current situation regardless of their policies. The problem is implementation.

There is something that we can do to change what others are enduring now. That which you have you must share with other people, even if it means paying R200 to sponsor some poor learner in Zithuthe, Setlagole,Kalfontein, Morobeng et al.

You can give that young man a "kilpa" and tell him to go and update his CV at the internet cafe and apply for jobs.

Believe me it is really difficult to survive in this new South Africa.

It is a dog-eat-dog country.

I also beg our politicians to not forget about the poor; simple definition of politics is to allocate resources to the people.

Comrades we have voted for you to make change not only for your friends and family.

This country is not enduring a positive metamorphosis.

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