WHAT has happened to our South African dream which all hoped for under the leadership of former president Nelson Mandela? Under Mandela, we had world wide recognition and respect.
Do we have respect for his legacy? The truth will tell us otherwise as we have become the breeding ground for all kinds of criminality, in some instances the worst kind world wide.
What a disgrace. Have we no pride left, no respect for the law or sense of discipline?
We have thousands of unemployed South Africans struggling to penetrate the work market, who may just make a difference to our economy and on the other side of the spectrum we have those lucky enough to have jobs, hell-bent on abusing this privilege with insubordination and laziness, doing as little as possible while demanding as much as possible. Striking is a noble cause, but does it get the desired effect?
Wages are increased, only to be added to the commodity prices by government and the private sector, so who are the real losers?
Greed has become the number one enemy.
We need high-profile politicians to pull us out of the mess, something lacking at present.
I appeal to all loyal, caring and law abiding South Africans to separate the bad and ugly from our midst. Hero worshipping of politicians and their like has got us nowhere – past and present.
Leon de Wet, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth