We're sliding towards a revolution and Tshwane represents its birth pangs

2016-06-22 07:16

With respect, I appreciate and am ad idem with an editorial (see below) vis-a-vis the concerns raised therein [Mercury Editorial " Unacceptable" (21.6.2016)] but I don't see what is happening in Tshwane as 'terrorism' per say.

Not yet anyway.

The legal definition of terrorism says otherwise unless the editor referred  to the Protection of our Constitutional Democracy against Terrorism and Terrorist Related Activities Act.

Pure criminality spawned by the conscious decision of a political party that has local structures in place but prefers to act imperiously as if by divine right is what I perceive to be at the core of the issue.

In a few days time I shall be leaving on pilgrimage and as I take my leave, I deem it necessary to place my point of view before readers of my blog as no doubt the issue raised impact on my rights as an individual ( and no doubt to your rights as well ) to expect political parties and their leaders to lead by example and unfortunately the conduct thus far is atrocious and appalling.

Recall that those who are now so angry that they're mimicking actors during the French and Russian revolutions that used extreme form of violence to force change and my fear is that if government doesn't step in we're sliding towards a revolution in the years to come and what we're witnessing are birth pangs thereof.

Our NIA is alive to that but is paralyzed as leaders of the ruling political party seem to hold sway and are making decisions that are being challenged albeit by unconstitutional/criminal means and a very strong message has to be sent out. Remember a press release to the effect that they are aware who the perpetrators are, alluding to the hidden hand orchestrating from the crevices of society.

The world is watching. Whilst out infrastructure and institutions are very strong, I note the concerns being raised by foreign embassies and I suspect that what is happening in Tshwane could be the genesis of the US embassy's travel warning to its citizens.

Our law agencies, smarting after Marikana, have their hands tied but they would be failing if they don't act within the prescripts of our constitution.

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