18.4.2019 09:35 am
The problem of feeding off corruption rather than fighting crime is not just at the top, but also in the middle and lower management structures.
Picture the scene: Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) low-ranking officer Mandla Mahlangu is being offered the post of brigadier or colonel – regardless of qualifications, expertise or experience – only if he assists in bringing down his boss, Robert McBride.
Burying a close relative is not a time to play politics or for vicious personal attacks.
One can delude oneself as much as one wishes, but a ‘Ramaphosa’ vote is equally a ‘Zuma’ vote.
Soon we’ll live in hope again as we try and go further than was the case in our first seven attempts.
How difficult is it, Google and Sportsmans Warehouse, to divine that I could get actively annoyed by ads for something I’ve already bought?
Burning buildings, cars, houses, schools and libraries is no longer protest, yet we cite ‘demonstrations’ in the hope it will somehow sanitise the anarchy.
As long as we don’t give politicians too much confidence. Nobody wants to see Julius Malema or Pieter Groenewald in spandex tights.
It’s time for the ANC to go back to the drawing board by instilling a culture of ethics and leadership morality within its structures and general membership.
For one born at the end of apartheid, at the very brink of the endless possibilities of democracy, the state of the nation is demoralising.
Why must we continue to allow a sick leadership to infect our spiritual health and the chance of the poor sharing material wealth?
It is not impossible that Mabuza, Magashule or someone else could be elected as the country’s president by ANC MPs in a secret ballot.
The Alexandra shutdown must be seen for what it is: a harbinger of impending doom.
I was reminded of this a while back when the one that wears the pants called from the mall. Apparently, her car had been stolen.
As Abe Lincoln advised, the truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
The DA has been a growing and credible successor to an ANC that looks decidedly shopworn, and SA can’t afford to have the EFF usurp that role.