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The heroes of the past have ruined South Africa

the voices of The couple dozen residents of Robben Island will be back on Wednesday the first, the counts are in the elections in South Africa. You will be the first, because there are so few – a couple of former guards and prisoners live there – and because it has a beautiful symbolism: for Three centuries the Whites have banished on the island in front of Cape town's people and imprisoned, stood at the conquest, exploitation and oppression. The apartheid state Intern there is also the freedom fighters of the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela. The island stands for 300 years of oppression. Now your votes count in the freedom first.

But what is freedom?, questions have been waiting for many in South Africa, especially, such a long time. The organization of former political prisoners of Robben Island, complained recently, economic mismanagement and corruption have made even before this place. The management of the Museum is said to have looted the coffers, the boats to the island are rarely maintained, and always fall back. So it is everywhere in South Africa. The country has evolved 25 years after the end of the Apartheid of the hope-filled rainbow nation to the most corrupt Nation in Africa.


The ANC was once a liberation movement, the decades-long heroic fight against Apartheid. But in the meantime, the party resembles a mafia gang of criminals. At all levels of the state, a small Elite has enriched many billion is in the own pockets. The state-owned enterprises are on the precipice, the Minister of Finance stated that he personally would not invest a Cent in the airline South African Airways. As a Committee of the Parliament to discuss wanted, why the state-owned energy company provides the country with new debt, but hardly with the power, in the session hall of the current, as time and again all over the country.

"A better life for all", with this Motto, the ANC, under Mandela, began in the new time. The started out quite well, millions of small dwellings were built, the battle against Aids received successfully – the number of Black universities multiplied, the life expectancy increased by a decade. Ten years ago, but Jacob Zuma came to Power, the President, made the state to loot, the output of the slogan: "Now it's our turn."

It is the mentality of many former liberation movements, which it is not a question to make the cake for all of the greater, but to get the biggest piece for themselves. You behave not much different than the white exploiters and oppressors, against whom they once competed. A "better life for all" was a "better life" for a small, corrupt Elite that has betrayed its Ideals and millions of poor Blacks, which is better today than at the end of the Apartheid.

No Alternative to the ANC

It would be a good time to rid South Africa of its liberators. The ANC has earned not a single year more in Power. Nevertheless, he will win the elections on Wednesday, Zuma's successor Cyril Ramaphosa will retain the majority in the Parliament. Ramaphosa has managed to make the decline of the ANC, his most convincing campaign argument: The situation is so dramatic that only I can save you.

It is sad and hopeful at the same time, he is probably right. Sad, because in South Africa there is still no other party with a real power option, particularly in rural areas, those still faithful to their vote to the ANC, were betrayed by him so bitter.

There is a culture of impunity, the moral neglect in the political space.

'Hope', that Ramaphosa itself, so far, no fault of their own, and that he explains to some extent credible, he wanted to fight corruption. The corrupt Comrades are everywhere, his Deputy and Secretary-General are among the Worst. Ramaphosa has commissions used to unveil the astonishingly transparent, as the state was the prey. The big question is whether anyone will be held accountable.

The Blacks have forgiven the Whites after the end of Apartheid, their crimes. It was a gesture of a large – whose repercussions are felt today. There is a culture of impunity prevails, the moral neglect in the political sphere: Why should we for a bit of enrichment to the prison, when the white killer of the time was free to run around, say Zuma and his accomplices. They're all back in the election campaign for the ANC on the road – against the will of Ramaphosas. You want to show him that you are ready when he shows weakness.

The President can win the fight for a just South Africa, only if for many millions of impoverished Black life changed. This requires a land reform, the White must give up a portion of their wealth. Because so far, you are the true winners of the end of Apartheid. You were allowed to your prosperity to keep and will no longer be outlawed internationally. And that's all you had to do for a new South Africa. That, too, must change.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 06.05.2019, 20:52 PM

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