ANC not living up to Mandela’s ideals
“DURING my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people (both blacks and whites). I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination.
“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
These are the words, dreams and ideals of the late, great Nelson R Mandela.
I ask all South Africans, especially the ANC government: Are Mandela’s dreams, aspirations, wishes, ideals and what he fought for being maintained and respected? I guess that if they were, the country, economy and people wouldn’t be in the situation that we are now in.
Whites still dominate certain sectors. This could have been addressed had we been managed by a strong, knowledgeable, firm and honest government.
Black domination is supported strongly in our country, especially by the ANC government, with quality of secondary concern.
The ideal of a free society in which all live in harmony, with equal opportunities, is not happening.
If there had been equal opportunities, in accordance with Mandela’s dreams and aspirations, the country would be thriving.
The BEE policy, after 23 years of democracy, is not only failing our economy, but is undemocratic and has enriched a select few while millions of South Africans are worse off, living in dire poverty.
Is the “land grab” an ideal Mandela envisaged? It’s certainly not part of his statement that he cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all live together in harmony.
It is clear the current ANC government has lost the plot and is not living up to Mandela’s dreams, wishes and policies.
What’s also clear is that the government has not lost the plot when it comes to self-enrichment, booting out the good and honest and keeping thieving ministers. REGGIE CHELLAN