From the political unrest in Zimbabwe that saw president Robert Mugabe’s mug plastered on the ‘Koo baked beans tin’, because let’s face it! There was a ‘Koo’ going on in the country and the people of Zimbabwe have had enough, they want him out. To the outskirts of Africa where a fat cat reigns supreme from his throne in Nkandla, a supreme house paid with for by earnest taxpayer’s money.
The current state-of-affairs in South Africa is enough to make anyone nauseous. It’s push and pull, give and take; the current situation seems to get less thrilling by the day. ‘Oh shame’, those poor people, the rest of the world mumbles to themselves as we as country unite against the blatant corruption that tickles your spine and spikes your coffee in the morning for good measure.
There’s pity, but there’s resentment. A resentment stretching so far back that the sea in Cape Town could not water hell down on a blazing day. There’s far too much hate and too little love. We unite, but divide at the very threat of a government so corrupt that their entire moral compass is based around true north from a time past.
It’s sad and disheartening, it’s disgraceful and heart-breaking! We are not Zimbabwe, but if we allow one man’s tyranny to exhaust our beloved country’s supplies we are soon to become the next talking point in Africa around the globe. That’s exactly what people seem to forget! How could we ever go back to past experiences like Apartheid when the rest of the world keeps SA under a finely tuned microscope, analyzing the current state-of-affairs and applauding as we pay more for international produce, which we are capable of making right here at home in South Africa.
It’s a joke! It’s disgusting, and I’ve never been ashamed to call myself a South African, but under current rule, there’s simply no other option to bow your head in shame and admit that you have no idea how such a beautiful piece of God’s earth was run into the gutter faster than the Gautrain, with little to no maintenance.
The new proposed educational plan, which will provide higher education to the masses for free, would be the final nail in the coffin for South Africa. We simply can’t support those who do nothing to support themselves and add to the longevity of the country.
How many people sit with top qualified degrees and still find the selves unemployed? What will a piece of paper change? We need change in the country’s economic backbone, to alleviate stress on South Africa’s GDP and essential backbone. There are too many fish in a small pond; no amount of education will make the pond bigger. The only way the pond gets bigger is if the country grows, and at the moment, the president does nothing but grow his own pockets.
What a crying shame! Cry the beloved nation! Cry for your beautiful president who you so eagerly put in power as he rapes and pillages your homeland as if it was the last sack of potatoes during the potato blight in Ireland. Cry not for you but for your children, as there will be nothing left when ‘he’ has finally had his fill.
It’s so sad, because the majority of South Africans want change! It has nothing to do with race, religion or culture, we want a country to be proud of! We want to live Mandela’s legacy day by day, but that legacy is nothing more than a small blimp hurling down the fairway towards Harare, where Robert and Jacob sit sipping earl grey tea and contemplating their next order of the day.
It’s a crying shame and what’s worse is that South Africans have the numbers to change things around. The fact still remains, you can’t have your beans and eat them too Mr Mugabe! Your time is slowly coming to an end. Take it in South Africa…, and start realizing the power you own in the numbers you exude. Tomorrow must and will be better than yesterday, if you only let it!
Written by: PRIO Communications and Digital Marketing.