Agitate


They never rise to the occasion
It’s always a public spend fest
Never taking initiative
But ever waiting for the gutter press
To announce how the government’s
Going to borrow and spend
Dishing out the loot so that
The connected people need not depend
On work and hard labour that
Purifies the mind and the soul
Conditioning the body to be
Healthy and never sick or dull
Instead they just tender and
Pay bribes to the issuers’ roll
To get the job and the money
So that the public pays three fold
For everything bought by the
Taxpayers through government business
That makes it possible for the
Thieving to continue against this
Wave of hot air announcing the
Clampdown on corruption’s game
That seeks to bring an end to
The wealthy tenderpreneurial fame
So disappointed are we with the
Latest wishlist from the corrupt
That we have no faith in the
Capacity of the leaders to disrupt
The notion that Africa is a place
For beggars with begging bowls
Not workers who earn what they
Need and live with pride and goals
Why is it that the approach is
On the basis of deserving recipients
Not on the basis of appropriate
Actions and economic deliverance
The problem is that the
African National Congress lacks sophistication
It thinks in a Stokvel-Mashonisa-Spaza
Cycle that exposes this nation
To poverty and deprivation that will
Not inculcate work as a belief
But rather that of stand in line
For your dole and your monthly treats
We’re done with Masakhane, the
New South Africa and the Rainbow Nation
We’re done with believing that the
ANC will one day rise up to save us
We want leaders and decision makers
That are intelligent and equitable
We want politicians that are professional
And who always deliver credible
Solutions for the problems of
Inadequate development, services and education
Not hide reality with ideology which
Ignores the people’s egregious situation
We’re voting for the
Democratic Alliance
With this very serious letter
In fact we’re all voting DA
Because in South Africa
The DA is better.

By avishkargovender

Avishkar Govender is 3i.

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