ANC needs to develop clear vision to save SA
The ruling party has shown itself to be out of its depth, writes Ted O’Connor.
Your headline in Monday’s paper – “The end of the road for DA?” – could have easily referred to the country, as the ANC ploughs ahead with legislation taking land from its rightful owners.
Concomitantly your editorial – “Deny all you want, ANC failed
SA” – spells out the truth.
Under the ANC, unbridled corruption soared, robbing the poor, uneducated, and unhoused of a better life. It also proved ineffective against criminals, as we witness the murder of over 50 people a day, and many rapes.
On the economic front, the ruling party has shown itself to be out of its depth, as the unemployment lines lengthen, business activity slows and skills decide to seek a more secure life elsewhere.
Our SOEs are moribund and the calamitous state of over 200 municipalities has turned prosperous cities into ghost towns.
The end is nigh unless the ANC develops a clear vision and realises that labour laws need changing, curtail union involvement in government policy, adopt a business-friendly environment and allow the free market to flourish.
Look for talent of whatever hue to help with reconstruction of the economy and rebuilding of SA.