24 January 2018

South Africa: Things We Lost in the Fire, Zum'ing Into History


Did our silence do any harm, did our indifference leave a stain in the clean cloth of progress of the land? I think it did. Did our patience allow the Gupta episode to come into effect? To an extent I think it did. All is not lost though, the new era is here. We must crush corruption right off the bat.

We needed unity to crush a criminal syndicate under the Jacob Zuma era, but we were polarised.

Time really flies, and with SA, it really did with a lot of things. This period of vacuum, in actual fact vacuum in an understatement, this free-fall from greatness into near total collapse, has really been a lot. For the better part of the past eight years or so, we have been flinching every day. Marked with uncertainty, filled with lows and all episodes of depression. Among a lot that these past eight years was marked with, our economy, our growth prospects and outlook surely took a hit. Some of us, we knew that this was surely going to end in tears. How Zuma emerged painted a glaring picture of what SA was going to be like under his leadership. Like this...

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