Sithi Aba- !Ke e: /xarra //ke
La eMzansi, the concept of democracy is being reduced to an ideal that looks good on paper and sounds even better in speeches. Our Constitution, the ultimate supreme law, is being threatened by individuals who once vowed to honour and bayivikele.
Ditshepiso tse ngata were made to eradicate poverty and bring economic freedom to all, those promises have been broken by our leaders who have an insatiable appetite for public goods. Manje, kuzo phela nini?
After years of nurturing our fragile democracy, ons, die mense van South Africa, irrespective of race, age, gender or any other forms of differentiation, have decided to roll up our sleeves and sisebenze!
Kwanele! Enough with the calling out of testimonies, about how many millions of taxpayers’ money was wasted through corruption while the youth of South Africa remain unemployed. Kwanele with the cat and mouse games, where people openly attack our judiciary and defy the rulings handed down by the Constitutional Court.
So vele if South Africa belongs to bonke abahlala kuyo, why have we become passive observers while some of our leaders loot, pillage and plunder ikhaya lethu?
Ixesha lifikile ngoku, it is time to demand accountability; to create a society where leaders take responsibility for robbing us and work towards earning back the trust of the people. One where perpetrators of fake news and disinformation on social media platforms are called out and reported on for sowing seeds of division and undermining our democracy.
Zonke bonke, we need to play an active role in supporting the Constitution and the rule of law. Otherwise, we will have to answer to the future generations for the damage done to our democracy on our watch. This is an action that requires participation and commitment from each and every one of us.
It is going to take all of us to make this democracy work!
Ke Democracy Yethu Kaofela