be seminal for our leaders to note and embrace the old adage that still rings today as in the past, that, a fish rots from the head downwards. It is a parody of social responsibility if our leaders are at each other’s throats or simply twiddling their thumbs and looking the other way when, so to speak, Rome is burning.
The above two paradoxes sadly demonstrate the type of political leadership that we have across the spectrum. If the head is drunk it cannot lead the body, the nation, to a safe secure and meaningful destination.
For the umpteenth time and with seemingly no end in sight to this malaise, with some political leaders publicly threatening to name and shame their adversaries in the media about their involvement in these heinous crimes.
It is primarily the duty of government as stipulated in the constitution and other relevant laws to investigate, provide intelligence, prosecute and convict criminals. Any government that fails in this salutary duty leaves a lot to be desired about its competence and efficiency. This however, and equally so, does not absolve the opposition political parties and other stakeholders of any blame in this unfortunate cesspit of callous brutality.
The opposition is equally to blame because if they know who the perpetrators of these dastardly deeds are, they ought to report them to the law-enforcement authorities, for necessary remedial and retributive measures that will serve as a deterrence to would-be copy-cats.
It is this reactive laisser-faire attitude to violent crime that leads to more violent crime. Crime becomes insidious if not arrested. Our politicians ought to know that their inaction and blame game on violent crime breeds more violence with the result that this scenario leads to erosion of investor confidence in the economy. It leads to dwindling and ominously even more withdrawals of foreign direct investment as investors will