The ANC has be­trayed South Africans

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

ONE word de­scribes the fate of our na­tion and the state of our peo­ple: be­trayal, and more be­trayal, by the rul­ing party of the very peo­ple they once pro­tected and fought for.

As ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, who fought to­gether with her com­rades for democ­racy and equal­ity, says: “I’ve been be­trayed by com­rades.”

It is as if we are back in those dark days be­fore Nel­son Man­dela, just in a dif­fer­ent sce­nario.

The ANC is fight­ing for power and money, not for its peo­ple. They are only in­ter­ested in en­rich­ing them­selves at the ex­pense of the peo­ple.

It is with great sad­ness that I see what has and is hap­pen­ing to mil­lions of peo­ple who are try­ing to live an hon­est life, and try­ing to build a bet­ter fu­ture.

In­jus­tices are ram­pant and mil­lions, who do not have ra­dio, news­pa­pers or DStv, are be­ing brain­washed and mis­led.

Sadly, or­gan­i­sa­tions have turned against those who want what is best for our na­tion, threat­en­ing jour­nal­ists and politi­cians – even Makhosi Khoza, with her life – so that they can pro­tect the greedy in­ner cir­cle. It is be­trayal.

Even those, who with the tools of democ­racy have sought to in­ves­ti­gate the cor­rup­tion and greed – such as Thuli Madon­sela – have been threat­ened. They are be­ing be­trayed, and we will see how the peo­ple ex­pos­ing the Gupta leaks will be be­trayed.

Amid the tur­moil, which leaves us at a loss for words, there are good lead­ers and politi­cians out there who we are count­ing on to be­lieve in them­selves and come to the fore for us to sup­port and build a bet­ter fu­ture, as the na­tion can­not ab­sorb the losses and the cor­rup­tion any­more.

Right now, our na­tion needs new lead­ers to rekin­dle the ideals that Nel­son Man­dela, Ahmed Kathrada and oth­ers stood for, to free us from the shack­les of cor­rup­tion, to up­hold the con­sti­tu­tion and to make pos­si­ble the change we once dreamed of.

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