If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble – MARTIN VAN STADEN
By hanging the fate of South Africa on the shoulders of people like Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Only reinvigorated institutions that do not depend on the whims of political personalities can arrest and hopefully reverse our decline. That starts with a political-cultural reformation that respects constitutionalism and the Rule of Law.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is petitioning Parliament to replace the Public Protector, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, “with somebody who is competent and willing to act in the best interest of ALL South Africans”, according to its sponsored advertisement on Facebook. Elsewhere, and particularly around the May 2019 election, journalists Peter Bruce and Allan Greenblo, and analyst Oscar van Heerden, among others, argued that President Cyril Ramaphosa is the only person who can solve South Africa’s biggest woes.
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Publish date: 10 July 2019
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