May Emerge Bigger Than What Took Place in Zimbabwe…
No doubt the business destruction and racial divide, intolerance and crime in the country may emerge bigger than what took place in Zimbabwe.
But as we raise our voices in alarming to this vices what are we doing positively to avert the looming destruction?
No doubt ANC ruling government has failed; Jacob Zuma has proven himself to be incapable of running the affairs of the country. Yet, neither him nor Malema and their activities pose serious threat to this country like business refusing to transform, and the activities of those who hold the economic power-house of this country.
Again, we should not look away from the activities resulting from events of the past.
Demands made by Lomnie mine workers and other workers from other mines in the country for wage increase does not amount to crime neither has it anything to do with racial differences or intolerance – that has the faces of xenophobic undertone. So is lending support to striking mine workers by Julius Malemas.
Should we begin to condemn and criticize the President Jacob Zuma, in which direction all the firing that has been coming from Julius Malema has been going with the support of the friends of Julius and he Julius naming himself – friends of the mine workers and posing as the voice of the oppress.
All of these raise the question; “who is to blame” for the causes of the disorientations of the people, the fighting among ANC members, the low wage paid to mine workers and now we are dealing with another wage increase demand by truck drivers and inflations in the country.
Looking closely at all of these problems which normally and only comes up at the times the country is going into political elections, when leadership of the nation is about to be changed, we will realize that there seem to be something stimulating or triggering these unhealthy situation in the country and that there are purposes for them.
Mine owners and workers are part of the society much as they are part of the changes the country has transformed into and is living in. They are part of the troubles and changes that was given solution during the last dispensation. If today, the same problems reoccur, positive minds – bereaved of any ill agenda and plots, even the mine owners and workers should be worry of such development.
Artificial inflations purposely created by businesses have been discovered and partially dealt with by government only for the culprits to reenact a different means of affecting the people especially the poor adversely with their greed.
An enormous amount was taken out of the country by those whose voices we listen to day in and out crying and shouting crime and nothing is done to address that criminal act which amount to corruption.
As positively concerned citizens of this nation, we are troubled by the seasonal reoccurrence incidences that are threatening the lives and properties caused by striking workers all in the name of wage increase- demand. These should also worry mine owners, workers and government. Steps should be taken to meet inflations with salary increase as at when due and business ties should be strengthened by government, businesses and workers to aver the Marikana saga.
But will this nature of civil unrest be completely addressed through taking of these steps?
I seriously do not think so. Unless big businesses and political interests within the country and their international affiliates and influence agrees to desist from causing trouble in vulnerable countries of Africa and unless our leaders severe themselves from them on certain dealings and involvement which compromises the country and its natural recourses, non of these problems will ever be arrested in the interest of the people leadership and the country.