A democracy means a rule by the people. But ours is an indirect democracy. We vote for people who make decisions. Decisions that affect the way our community is run.
For example do we choose the cabinet members? Do we choose the laws they make? They decide what is best for us. And we draw an X on the ballot and hope for the best.
Of course we need jobs. And we are told that “economic growth” will lead to more jobs. But does it? We are also told of “investors”. But do we really need investors?
Or do we need to take back what is rightfully ours? And in this case I am talking about land. I speak of land because without it. Our economic freedom cannot be realized. Without land we have nothing but overpriced flats and houses that we buy from white people.
And how can the so called investors lead South Africa to more jobs? When we live in a world where companies are cutting costs by paying employees less and less. And hiring the minimum amount of employees.
So after the EFF almost destroyed the ANC with the land issue. President Ramaphosa had to come out and ease the fear of the investors by blindfolding black people.
Saying that things will be done by the rule of law? And what is the rule of law? It is the rule of the land, the constitution. And our constitution prevents land expropriation without compensation. And the president took an oath to protect and uphold the constitution.
I quote Steve Biko ” This is the major danger that I see facing the black community at the present moment… To be so conditioned by the system as to make even our most well-considered resistance to fit within the system both in terms of the means and of the goals”.
And our constitution is praised around the world as one of the most ‘progressive’. So should we the people change the constitution? Only the people we vote for can change the constitution.