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I nearly forget to congratulate the Guptas on their upward mobility. They’re now the richest family in South Africa, dethroning the Motsepes. Oppenheimers and the Ruperts among others, adding another dimension to the ‘white monopoly capital’ discourse.
Duduzane Zuma, president Zuma’s son, the Guptas' business acolyte has become the richest young mogul in the land.
Let me likewise congratulate him on his expeditious upward mobility.
We need not be alarmed that elitist schemes deliver such outcomes. They can be achieved through lawful, and “ethical” means, or unlawful and unethical. The system is designed to accommodate the needs of the few, and not the needs of the social strata falling outside the core.
The ANC’s 8 January statement will be delivered within an elitist conceptual framework.
Promises outside this architecture will just be another pie in the sky. This contradiction requires decisive political intervention by alternative schools of thought.
• Christian Mxoliswa Mbekela is a strategic work consultant specializing in HR, EE and risk management. Former SAYCO NEC member and he was part of the team that re-established the ANC Youth League. He is currently doing PhD in the Sociology Department at Rhodes University. www. cmmmindpower.co.za