Is the ANC treating party veterans fairly?
Velefini Mhlongo KwaZulu-Natal It’s a big ‘no’ for me. The ANC of today only thinks of itself. Allen Gauteng I think that the current ANC leaders are wrong in the way they treat the veterans and our country. They have no respect for the people of this country and those who voted for the ANC. Nomusa KwaZulu-Natal They are not treated with respect. Their issues are treated as foolish, but we all have these concerns. The ANC just closes its eyes and thinks all is well if it doesn’t see the reality. Come 2019, it will realise that the veterans were correct. James Martens KwaZulu-Natal The ANC is no longer a party of tolerance, fairness and honour. It is now a party of [President Jacob] Zuma and his horde, and seeks to serve their narrow interests first. Pumla Mkaza Western Cape I wish someone could explain to me how, in a country with such a high unemployment rate of its own, borders can really still be open for people to come and be dependent on us as taxpayers – the foreigners make little to no contribution to our tax revenue.
They are standing with us in line for houses, grants and work.
This is not being xenophobic – where must we go? Our government is not bothered because its employees live in gated and safe communities. Let the foreigners move into Sandton and Constantia and see who will complain then.
These interests are focused on securing access to state resources and funds. The veterans know this and are excluded from these circles.
Eventually, the people of South Africa will wake up and remove the ANC at the ballot box. The ANC will no longer be the governing party – this is how democracies work. Long live democracy, long live the will of the people of South Africa.
Soon, our voices will be heard and the ANC of Zuma and his horde will be warming the opposition benches in Parliament. Peter North West I believe the current leadership of Zuma’s ANC is not treating our veterans fairly. They are messing with our movement and I wonder whether it is still worth it to be a member of the ANC. Elvis Nkosi Mpumalanga I don’t think the veterans received a fair deal here. The leadership is duty-bound to listen to each and every member of the ANC and deal with their issues, it doesn’t matter if the outcome is in their favour or not. Lefa Free State Do not attribute every attack on foreigners to xenophobia. Nigerians, especially, are criminals – prostituting our ladies, selling drugs and committing cyber crimes.
Police are complicit in the matter – investigate if they are on the payroll of these criminals. Blame the police for so-called xenophobia. Blame the government as well for allowing everyone to enter the country and do as they please; it’s a banana republic. Do we need Nigerians to open hair salons here; is it a specialised job that cannot be done by South Africans? Maybe some in government, apart from the police, are also on the payroll of criminals. Only ignorant people believe the utterances of the ANC that the current economic problems are solely caused by so-called white monopoly capital. Instead, we have a black monopoly.
It is true that white people benefited during apartheid, and black people were discriminated against politically and economically. There is no one who disputes the fact that black people have been exploited in this country for more than 300 years.
But the ANC is worse than the apartheid government because it only empowers a few black people – those who are politically connected.
It is also true that the ANC government cannot undo in just 23 years what the apartheid government created. South Africa is a rich country, but money is being channelled to a few black elites and the majority of people are left out. Every day, ANC cadres fight and kill one another because of tenders and positions.
The apartheid government empowered all Afrikaners, irrespective of their status. It created jobs for all white Afrikaners – unlike the ANC, which enriches a few blacks.
This small, black elite also exploits black workers. The ANC government thinks the cake is too small to be shared by all the people – it is blinded by greed.
The continent was first plundered by Europeans, but now is being plundered by a few black elites.
Since 1994, the ANC has been giving big tenders to politically connected individuals. Some of these individuals do not invest the money they receive from government.
They are not entrepreneurs, but tenderpreneurs. The ANC should stop blaming “white monopoly capital” because, right now, we have a minority black monopoly created by the beloved movement.
All the ANC bigwigs have shares in the so-called white monopoly capital.
Poor black people must vote the ANC out of power. When the ANC is gone, pensioners will continue receiving their pension money. Tax is not paid by ANC members only, but by all the people in the country. By the way, black people received pensions before the ANC came to power in 1994.