The media statement released by the Democratic Alliance (DA) around reported findings of the Public Service Commission (PSC), presented to the Standing Committee on Legislature Affairs on the state of healthcare in the North West province is indeed worrisome.
In the mist of the almost “too” desperate and protected attempts by oppositions structures including all civil society organisations which have and are continuing to call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC has no other option than to throw their weight behind the organisation’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa leading towards the 2019 elections.
“We want to see the same white people marching with us to court fighting racism, if indeed they are not racists as they are claiming”. So said Mxolosi Mbomvana, the provincial chairperson of the South African Democratic Teachers Union, SADTU when commenting about the ongoing violent clashes in Coligny which were sparked off by the alleged murder of Matlhomola “Faki” Moshoeu, the 16-year-old boy two weeks ago died from injuries he sustained when he was beaten up and reportedly thrown from the moving bakkie driven by white farmers in the Coligny district.
With the African National Congress having suffered yet another devastating political blow to its leadership status in the South African political scene in last weekend’s May Day rallies, critics of President Jacob Zuma and his political home (ANC) have already started to celebrate what they have referred to as the “demolition of the ANC and the birth of a new South Africa under a new combined government “.
Did it really have to take the lives of close to 32 school children before South Africa could be jolted into action in its attempt to address the worrisome, continuing and unnecessary deaths on the country’s public roads?