A new comment on the post "Mandela - The Legend and the Legacy":
I fear that in years to come the biggest ANC lie will prove to be the one they told their own people.
Throughout the struggle they promised free housing, jobs for all, free education and utter freedom. So when 1994 came around the people who put them in power wanted the fruits of electing the ANC into power. And they wanted their promised share NOW.
The shock of actually having to work to get that matric certificate, the shock of freedom actually only meaning opportunity, the shock of having to pay for the new electricity connection, the shock of having to pay rent and the shock of having to live amongst rampant criminals thanks to a corrupt and lazy police service has resulted in people taking a step back and saying... "what the...?"
Now, as in Zim, the government will shoulder NO responsibility for the fact that certain little things in life eg education and health care have almost collapsed since their taking over the systems. Instead, they will incite their still VERY un-educated supporters to take up arms, fight the counter-revolutionary forces, the shadowy unseen third force enemies etc etc. Read the whites. They will continue to blame the whites for their current dilemma without questioning the role played by a lot of power hungry, money grabbing and totally status obsessed leaders.
They will continue to demand that the system give more and more and more, until the tap runs dry. The over fed government will lull them into a false sense of things actually changing by changing a few street and town names, by insisting that the most loud mouthed of the group be employed in senior positions and by singing about machine guns and revolution. But nobody will actually get on with that pesky little issue of making the country work. Oh no, that takes FAR too much effort.