Democ­racy given bad name by ANC

Sowetan - - Opinion -

There’s noth­ing that makes me mad than hear­ing racists say­ing black peo­ple are wired to be cor­rupt and in­com­pe­tent.

That is not true. Sadly, ANC com­rades are not help­ing at all. We’re all now judged by those racists based on ac­tions of heart­less and in­com­pe­tent black politi­cians.

What is hap­pen­ing in North West hos­pi­tals is un­ac­cept­able. Peo­ple are lit­er­ally be­ing sent to early graves. There’s a rea­son why corpses should be re­moved away im­me­di­ately af­ter death from peo­ple who are still alive – corpses are a health hazard.

ANC right now is giv­ing us all the rea­sons not to vote for it. Af­ter read­ing about un­ac­cept­able con­di­tions in those hos­pi­tals, I’m now view­ing all those peo­ple who sup­port premier Supra Mahumapelo in a dif­fer­ent light.

They are like blood-thirsty mon­sters who still want to see more vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple dy­ing un­nec­es­sar­ily. I do not re­call in my younger days in Transkei be­ing turned away from hos­pi­tals be­cause of pre­vail­ing con­di­tions.

I hate to com­pare the hated home­lands sys­tem and the demo­cratic era but in­com­pe­tence is forc­ing me to. I pa­tro­n­ised St Patrick’s Hos­pi­tal in Mbizana a lot in my younger days. I even recog­nised many faces who were im­por­tant to me and my health.

I knew who worked in phar­macy and OPD [out­pa­tients depart­ment]. We came to ac­cept grumpy nurses be­cause at the end of the day you left hos­pi­tal premises hav­ing re­ceived best health care, car­ry­ing your med­i­ca­tion and a com­ple­men­tary Pronu­tro packet.

Our politi­cians are be­com­ing more and more heart­less with each pass­ing day. What is hap­pen­ing in North West is dis­pelling any no­tion that ANC is a pro-poor party. Well-off peo­ple use pri­vate hos­pi­tals and there­fore those who are dy­ing there are the poor folks that the ANC claims to care about.

Richard­son Mzaidume, Pimville

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