All it requires for evil to triumph, is for a good man to do nothing!
I am certain that you are all aware of the corruption that is developing in our body politic – those are our supposed leaders. We are supposed to follow in their footsteps and emulate them. But what is there to emulate? Expedience, selfishness, corruption and all kinds of immoral qualities that they possess?
I think initiatives like enke as well as the general public are facing an immense challenge. That challenge is the government. Isn’t that ironic? The morals and values that programs like enke are trying to instil into the youth of South Africa are in complete contrast to those of our government.
A few speakers at the enke: Forum cited the potential our country has to become one of the greatest countries in the world, which is quite amazing. But I’m scared that that potential will not be translated into reality; and it will fade away because we think corruption is a spectator sport. Would you not be proud of being a South African if South Africa was to be counted with one of the developed countries? Because that would mean less poverty, literacy would improve and all the other issues we are facing would be alleviated.
Your sitting back is your setback. Many of the South Africa’s citizens have chosen to normalize and downplay this act of immorality in our government. I mean, almost every newspaper that comes out contains a story about corruption that has been done by a government figure. But nothing at all is being done about it.
I don’t care how much anarchy erupts as long as those criminals face their retributions. Soon this will catch up with all of us and by then it will be too late to counter act.