A country in turmoil

26 Oct


In the last month South Africa has sunk back to levels of violence not seen since before the 1994 elections where a fully functioning country was handed over the the ANC.

We have had the shooting of striking miners in what now seems to be a very carefully orchestrated show of force against the miners. Then the truck drivers went a very violent strike which also claimed the lives of a couple of people. The trade union bosses are now blaming a third force for the violence. It seems that when anything goes against the government or trade unions they need a scape goat. Sounds like the previous government doesnt it?

And this week we heard at the comission of enquiry that some big shot ANC members were threatenig some of the government ministers to sort out the strikers with any means they saw fit. No wonder we have the police shooting willy nilly.

So the rainbow nation is no longer the rainbow is was meant to be. And it is time the world took notice. We no longer have a Nelson Mandela leading the country, and he has been practically banished out to his modest rural home and no longer keeps everybody on track to a peaceful country.


Posted by on 26/10/2012 in South Africa, World happenings


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7 responses to “A country in turmoil

  1. Pussycat44

    26/10/2012 at 19:21

    Next is the municipal workers’ strike. Expect the streets to be strewn with litter in a town near you.
    Never a dull moment in the RSA.

    • paul

      26/10/2012 at 19:27

      We already have private companies helping out with garbage removal. But so far so good.

      Hope the little birds are doing well.

      • Pussycat44

        27/10/2012 at 09:47

        The bird are at a rehab centre where they will be cared for. I hope all three make it to adulthood and be able to go out into the world.

  2. adinparadise

    27/10/2012 at 00:40

    I’m sure that Nelson Mandela would be horrified to see what a ‘dog’s breakfast’ the present ANC leadership is making of running South Africa. 😦

  3. Leanne Cole

    27/10/2012 at 08:12

    I read this, and I wanted to say something, but I find I am at a loss for words, but I did want you do know that I found it very thought provoking Paul.

  4. 68ghia

    27/10/2012 at 08:21

    Has this place even been any kind of Rainbow nation?
    It’s been strife and conflict from the word go – in other words, a typical African mess…

  5. Lisaman

    27/10/2012 at 18:48

    Let’s hope it gets sorted…SOmehow you always survive!!


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