Please save SA, Ramaphosa
THE media has reported allegations of secret plans by former president Jacob Zuma and some other prominent ANC members to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa.
It is quite obvious that there are some who want to create upheaval within the ANC to prevent the commission of inquiry from functioning. Witnesses are making startling revelations of the shenanigans in the government that cost billions in terms of corruption and state capture.
It is just a matter of time before those trying to remove Ramaphosa will also be implicated in corrupt deals, as more witnesses will spill the beans. Something tells me that Ramaphosa will soon make a major cabinet reshuffle, but unlike his predecessor, it will be for the betterment of South Africa and all its citizens.
Job creation is the key performance area to stimulate the economy, but this is not happening and, in fact, jobs are being lost.
The latest crime statistics reflect an increase in the various criminal activities, which points directly to an understaffed police force.
On the one hand we have the government with a bloated cabinet – and yet, where it really counts, departments are understaffed. For example, if there were more police officers, the incidence of crime would decrease.
If there were more food inspectors, listeriosis could have been avoided. If there were more health inspectors, the Life Esidimeni tragedy could have been avoided.
If there were more tax inspectors, Sars would not have a shortfall of R50 billion in tax collection.
Lastly, if there were more competent and honest heads of law enforcement agencies and state-owned entities, state capture would not have occurred. I guess once the land redistribution issue is resolved, it will kick-start the economy.
President Ramaphosa, please save South Africa.