Free­dom taken for granted

The Star Late Edition - - LETTERS -

IT IS HIGH time that the peo­ple of South Africa opened their eyes and also re­alised that our free­dom did not come free. What is cur­rently happening in KwaZulu-Na­tal, the Free State, North West and the East­ern Cape is a sign that this democ­racy is taken for granted.

The worst part is that these peo­ple some­times in­voke the names of our late lead­ers who made sac­ri­fices to achieve their ends.

Why must our coun­try burn to fight their proxy wars? Any sober per­son can see that fac­tional pol­i­tics are not pro­gres­sive but rather that they de­stroy and con­tinue to do so.

Supra Mahumapelo has plunged the prov­ince of North West into cri­sis and un­for­tu­nately there are peo­ple who are busy sup­port­ing him. He must be iso­lated if he doesn’t want to do the right thing.

The pres­i­dent has done a great thing by in­vok­ing Sec­tion 100 of the con­sti­tu­tion and put the en­tire prov­ince into ad­min­is­tra­tion, and other prov­inces must learn from this. Tom Mh­langa Braam­fontein, Joburg

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