Following yesterday’s violent death of Bafana Bafana skipper, Senzo Meyiwa, the issue of gun violence in the country has again appeared in the public consciousness.
I woke up this morning to the hum of the generators emanating from the abode of those who could afford to fuel their petrol burners all night. A brief glance at the social media informed me it was Independence Day.
The bust of former president Nelson Mandela unveiled at Parliament on Monday shows how far South Africa’s democracy has come in a short space of time, President Jacob Zuma said as SA observed its Freedom Day holiday
I am glad that I am neither a soldier nor a mercenary. Both are instruments of war and destruction. Nobody should ask me to fire machine guns and drop bombs on fellow Africans whose leader came to power through a violent coup and not democratic elections.
Jacob Zuma recently advised South Africans that they must not “think like Africans”, adding that Gauteng’s highways are “not some national road in Malawi”. Does Zuma believe the myth that the more an African country was colonised, the better developed it is?