Vampires of state capture
PRESIDENT Zuma will go down in history as the Houdini of the 21st century – Africa’s quintessential escape artist who propelled cunningness into a new dimension.
South Africa today wades through uncharted stormy waters. We are tightly trapped in a political cul-de-sac. We are surrounded by political arrogance, the glorification of rampant corruption, sycophancy and other manifestations of political decay.
Political stewardship is sadly lacking. These arrogant elites believe that no matter what policies they enact, there would be no disastrous consequences. Unchecked executive power, it seems, does a lot more than corrupt; it also coarsens and stultifies.
Our democracy today boils down to a series of precision attacks on constitutional rights and a brazen evasion of authority. Our current crop of political leaders rail against any institution, set of values and social relations that embrace the common good or exhibit empathy for the suffering of others.
The vampires of state capture reach beyond the trajectories of national politics, exercising influence that has no allegiance and displaying truly disturbing arrogance.
They feel no remorse for provoking a political crisis, while justifying a bloated, moneyobsessed culture of greed and blatant theft that has caused enormous pain for our fragile rainbow democracy. It is common to castigate the opposition and defend the indefensible.
The political leadership has reached it’s maximum ruthlessness.
We are currently witnessing the power of tyrannical elites who protect their power at all costs and block change. Benoni