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ANC government needs to act in the interests of SA

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‘Now is the time for all good males to return to the help of the party”… that well-known line was conceived, not as a political assertion, however as an train for learner typists.

Yet, as South Africa stands on the precipice of collapse right into a failed state, it’s one which is apt for the ANC.

The cynics may say, not with out justification, that there’s most likely a dire scarcity of fine males (or girls) within the ranks of the governing party, given that a lot of its leaders have shamelessly looted government coffers for years.

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However, given the gravity of our nationwide disaster, maybe it’s time for the ANC hierarchy – and, in specific, President Cyril Ramaphosa – to begin to act in the pursuits of South Africa and never their party.

Ramaphosa, transported to victory as ANC president for 2 successive terms on the promise of cleansing up the country, wants to begin questioning whether or not his legacy may one day be that of the largest disappointment in South African politics.

He wants to begin critically contemplating meting out what family counsellors call “tough love” to his comrades in his Cabinet.

The ANC Cabinet has more passengers than Prasa – though, to be truthful, that’s not too tough given the collapse of our shopper rail firm.

Ramaphosa should purge the Cabinet of those layabouts and incompetents and change them with people who have abilities and dedication.

Alas, these kind of qualities are in quick supply in these jockeying for position in the ANC – that’s apparent to everybody.

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Surely the time has come to bring in outsiders – technocrats who can rebuild the crumbling state edifice?

That may show tough as a result of the looters will fight and present guidelines preclude non-MPs from getting Cabinet assignments.

But it may be completed. And, Mr President, it should be completed.

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