Zuma to blame for ills besetting SA
AFTER reading of the murder of a man (and his cat) who lived less than a kilometre from my home:
ZUMA, you are not my president. You are destroying the very fabric of our society. I’m not talking about the corruption, theft, deceit and the absolute lack of ubuntu or leadership you show South Africans. Your disrespect and lack of honour has led to something far more insidious. You have instilled in us a sense of entitlement; the right to have everything for nothing. To be rewarded for no effort. To take what we want with no consequences. To disrespect the law, police and women. And if we aren’t given what we want, we take it – violently.
Your example has cascaded down through society while you chortle and guffaw your way through the mayhem and the murders I blame you for.
Another elderly resident was murdered. Not satisfied with smashing his head, even though he was tied up, they killed his cat too. His cat was his companion and family.
I don’t think you are capable of the emotions required to understand the malevolence of this small, extra and unnecessary murder. It is indicative of the savagery and cruelty that is exploding in South Africa.
You are to blame for this brutality and the increase in malice and spite. This old man is the second in the same suburb to be murdered in less than a year. The underfunded, poorly trained, overwhelmed and unmotivated police haven’t caught anyone. It took them several hours to go to the house which was a walking distance from the police station. I blame you for this.
In this same week we bury a legendary slayer of monsters, Piet Byleveld. In a country where monsters are running amok we needed him. We need more monster-slayers. We need more good men. Evil dances among us. People are killed for their shoes or cellphones; because a woman displeased a man, or a child was not under constant supervision. Violence is a quick and easy answer and one that seldom bears any form of repercussion. No consequences? I blame you for this.
I’m overwhelmed by what you have created – you have run the country into the ground, financially and morally. The division you sow among races when you trot out that tired, yet increasingly easy to sell excuse that racism or apartheid is to blame.
Don’t forget the Western powers, a Third Force, anyone and anything as long as it is not you. How then can you have citizens who hold themselves to a higher standard of behaviour? I blame you for this.
Another old man has been murdered. His cat too; the latter perhaps insignificant to some, but telling to many. And I continue to be amazed that we have a president who can walk upright without a spine and find his way to Dubai without a moral compass. Perhaps he can do it because he sold out South Africa. Morningside, Sandton
WRITE TO US
UNITED IN ANGER: Protesters of diverse races, religions and ages from across South Africa marching against President Jacob Zuma in protest over the axing of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.