Malema, don’t blame Indians
I WAS much impressed at the progress the EFF has made since its exit from the corruption and faction driven ANC led by President Jacob Zuma’s dithering and Gupta aligned friends that made the ruling party unacceptable to many voters – so much so that key metros were lost to opposition alliances.
The fact that the EFF has an MP who is of Indian descent clearly shows the party is not anti-Indian as such.
Sadly, with Indians, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema seems to be misinformed and it seems he has made a similar blunder as he did once during a visit to a settlement near Lenasia.
Personally I would have used the well organised (4th) birthday bash (on Saturday in Durban) to deliver a stronger message to South Africa.
As for businesses in KwaZuluNatal, by and large successful businesses have taken many years, in a very tough operating environment.
To have succeeded in KwaZulu-Natal you had and have to be nimble, take bigger risks and deal with more challenges.
Issues faced are competition, margins, distances to key markets, bureaucracy, capital, crime (both internal and external) and a much smaller base and pool of customers.
As for Indians exploiting workers, walk into the offices of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, Department of Labour and other government agencies and find out why these officials have not taken action nor have any employees complained.
Name and shame such transgressors and we all will applaud your efforts.
In this very few Indians are really running shops as such and most are unionised or under labour regulations.
As a percentage of Indian descendants this is a tiny shrinking number.
As for corruptly issued tenders, this is legendary and the names are all too obvious.
Most if not all these tenders were awarded or created during the time you and your party so defiantly defended and supported Zuma.
Don’t blame Indians when you were personally one of Zuma’s best supporters.
In fact you and your party really helped these parasites get the tenders.
Also find out who the officials on the “take” are.
See what race those officials on the “take” are.
In fact corruption is so rife that if you speak to any long distance truck driver or taxi operator and ask him what the going rate for bribes is, they’ll say anything from R20 to R50. Now don’t sit and blame Indians when your black brothers and sisters are on the “take”.
Why did you so vehemently defend Zuma when Schabir Shaik was convicted and the appeal upheld on the 783 charges of corruption?
For every giver there is a taker. I emphasise again, the EFF has changed the political landscape and let’s hope this will grow into a bigger party to eventually be ready to govern South Africa.
To categorically state all Indians exploit and all Indians are involved in corrupt tenders is unfair and not expected of a national leader.
The EFF should name and shame all those involved. Well done on your four years.
Why did you defend Zuma when Shaik was convicted?