When the two best hopes of running your country both act like children. You sit at work and die of shame as the world views your once beacon of hope as the potential next spring event.
Niether party have my vote.
When South Africa has a history of settling violent conflict with dramtic peace you only shame a dead man’s legacy when you openly provok violence in others. It is too easy to rile up a bully, it is far harder beat that bully with grace and offer them forgiveness for their sins. Create solutions, don’t shout and scream at each other from your soap boxes and resort to publicity stunts.
If you are a leader, observe the great leaders learn from them and then struggle your damdest to emulate them. Be smart, be cunning and show the masses a better way to live. If you have solutions to problems and you have governance of a province, then turn it into a flourashing metropolis, where everyone wants to live. Then let them in! Offer hope to everyone. Don’t moan about your neighbours, invite them in and show them your ideas so that they may learn if they choose to.
Make your motto: ‘A better way!’ Wake up everyday and live it! Lose with humility win with grace. The DA has constantly been acused of being exclusive and yet it has never tried inclusivity!
The ANC has proven itself brutal and corrupt. It’s leaders will not face the court and it stands with the African Union when it decides war crimes aren’t crimes if you are a president of country.
I would have loved to have been old enough to vote in 1994, I would have happily cast my small voice behind the leadership of Mandela and his gracious ANC.
South Africa desperately needs a new voice. I do hope I hear a throat clear soon.