Solv­ing dis­putes re­quires ma­ture lead­ers

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO PUBLIC COMMENTS -

The ZO Week­ender front page ar­ti­cle ‘An­gry job seek­ers torch mine ve­hi­cles’, has ref­er­ence.

It has be­come a trend here in Zu­l­u­land for dis­grun­tled groups to dis­play their dis­plea­sure by set­ting fire to ex­pen­sive equip­ment or fa­cil­i­ties, blockad­ing roads and even at­tack­ing in­no­cent passersby by ston­ing their ve­hi­cles.

These are the acts of mind­less mobs with lim­ited in­tel­lec­tual ca­pac­ity.

In­tel­li­gent lead­ers - un­like those lead­ers with their own agen­das driv­ing these vi­o­lent protests - know it is far more ef­fec­tive to re­solve dis­putes in a sen­si­ble and civil man­ner.

The thought process of de­stroy­ing one’s own fa­cil­i­ties or equip­ment of com­pa­nies who work to im­prove com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and pro­vide jobs, is mind bog­gling.

Not so long ago King Good­will Zwelithini warned lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties against these wan­ton acts of vi­o­lence and destruc­tion.

Cor­po­rates and com­pa­nies may well opt to move away to other prov­inces or even abroad to es­cape the con­tin­u­ous and costly scourge of dis­rup­tions they are faced with.

It re­ally is time for protest lead­ers and com­mu­ni­ties to get their act to­gether and ap­proach dis­putes in a more ma­ture and re­spon­si­ble man­ner.

JONNY J

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