ANC intellectuals, speak out
THE SILENCE of prominent people who contributed to the liberation of South Africans regarding the way the current leadership of the ANC is treating the citizens of South Africa should be scrutinised.
I believe if they raise their voices, things can change. They helped in bringing equality in this country, so they must not shy away from chastising the current leadership of the ANC.
Corruption and nepotism in the ruling party now take precedence over the fulfilment of the party’s promises to the people.
Nelson Mandela said that “even though a party like the ANC is made up of individuals, loyalty to the organisation should take precedence over loyalty to the individual”.
That’s not the case with the current leadership. We see them protect one another daily. Why protect an individual who is doing so much damage to the organisation?
We don’t expect antiapartheid activists to keep silent on such administration. How can they bear to see an organisation they spent years representing, diminished?
I love the ANC. Many people love the ANC, but we are opposed to the wrong leadership and we will all make sure we vote it out and replace it with a loyal leadership.
State-owned enterprises (SOE) are falling apart.
Our tax money is used to bail out SOEs because the leadership is incompetent.
Let’s remember the words of Jose Mujica, the president of Uruguay, when he said: “People make a mistake to think that power comes from above, when it comes from within the hearts of the masses.”
We plead with our intellectuals to speak out against the current leadership.
Guide them do what the ANC stands for. Help them see that the ANC is what it is today because of the people.