Dream of a better future in shreds
IT’S hard to believe, but 20 years after the birth of true democracy, two families, one local and another recently arrived from India, have left the dream of a more inclusive future in tatters.
Colonialism, white monopoly capital and radical economic transformation are the phrases de jour of the political left wing, but I doubt that they appreciate the irony.
Once again South Africa has been colonised, this time by Indian monopoly capitalism, and the rapid economic transformation is well under way, albeit for a select minority.
The Zuma family and the Gupta family have both enjoyed the fruits of the Gupta’s rapid economic transformation, to the detriment of the country.
The syndicates which they have set up channel public funds to companies like Tegeta and Trillian, and the proxies that they have installed in many government departments and in parastatals like Eskom, are milking state institutions into bankruptcy.
Clearly, Zuma has enough support from those who lack either the courage or conscience to oppose him.
How deep does the rot go?
With this much evidence of malfeasance, only those who have sold their souls to the devil would vote to retain Zuma in his current position.
Those who are committed to good governance and transparency have only one other choice – ignore Zuma and focus on the proxies.
Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma, cabinet ministers Mosebenzi Zwane, Des van Rooyen, Faith Muthambi, and serial SOE (state owned entities) subverters Brian Molefe and Ben Ngubane, should all be charged with collusion and conspiracy to commit fraud.
The emails leaked from within the Guptas’ empire, with the findings of the public protector’s “State of Capture” report are enough of a smoking gun to force the NPA to take action.
If not, then opposition political parties and concerned civic organisations should force the issue.
Nothing focuses the mind like the threat of jail-time, which will hopefully, result in many looking for plea bargains.
Either way, Zuma goes.
Ignore Zuma and focus on the proxies
Noordheuwel, Mogale City