Put the in­ter­est of the cit­i­zens first

Eyethu Baywatch - - LETTERS • IZINCWADI - JONNY JAY

NOW that the ANC elec­tive con­fer­ence has come and gone, I trust the politi­cians will col­lec­tively have one New Year's res­o­lu­tion - to for once and for all serve the peo­ple of South Africa in­stead of jostling for po­si­tions and power.

For too long politi­cians have been keep­ing them­selves busy with pol­i­tick­ing at the cost of or­di­nary cit­i­zens, whose only wish is to have func­tional sys­tems which will im­prove their qual­ity of life.

So, apart from deal­ing with the still present dis­rup­tive power-hun­gry fac­tions un­der his wing, Comrade Cyril will have his work cut out for him to put South Africa back on track.

He will have to move quickly and de­ci­sively to rid the coun­try of the in­com­pe­tent and cor­rupt of­fi­cials which the ANC saw fit to still keep in se­nior po­si­tions.

Like our economy, it is a known fact that our education sys­tem and stan­dards have also reached junk sta­tus, as did our health and crime­fight­ing sec­tors.

One must ac­cept that there are no quick fixes since at the time of writ­ing this let­ter the JZ fac­tor is still very much in play, but CR17 will no doubt keep him­self busy get­ting his ducks in a row to put South Africa on the front foot again as soon as he takes over the helm.

If Ramaphosa proves to be an­other lip ser­vice junkie, the con­se­quences for all of us will be too ghastly to con­tem­plate.

So here's wish­ing Comrade Cyril a pro­duc­tive new year.

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